PHOTOS: Piknic Électronik’s 2015 launch

We checked out this weekend’s two-day debut of everyone’s favourite outdoor dance party. See pics by Cindy Lopez here.

Piknic Électronik. Photos by Cindy Lopez
Yes, summer doesn’t begin for another month, but really, who are we kidding? Timing the start of the hot season with the solstice is a mere technicality. A better marker for summer’s kick-off could be the beginning of Piknic Électronik, the weekly Sunday afternoon/evening dance party, which just launched its 2015 season.

A total of 17,000 party people descended on Parc Jean-Drapeau over the long weekend to dance and chill in Place de l’Homme. On Sunday, DJs including the Drifter, Mano le Tough and Gold Diggerz played to a crowd of 11,000, while 6,000 attended Monday’s sunny, sweaty and soaked dance-off (record numbers for a Monday, according to organizers), where DJs Laura Scavo, Heidi, Walla P and Dr Mad moved the crowd through shifting weather conditions.

Cindy Lopez captured the mood on both days:
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