Sessions 375’s îleSoniq En Ville kicks off a massive festival weekend on Aug. 10 at Peel Basin

The EDM festival kicks off with their first event in the city, a free dance party at Peel Basin.


îleSoniq festival kick-off party îleSoniq En Ville is part of the Sessions 375 series, which has already held two major events this summer, launching the Jazz Fest in June with a hot line-up of local bands and whetting music lovers’ appetites for Osheaga with the Osheaga Block Party in July.

îleSoniq En Ville promises to be another blast of sunny summer fun, with Atlanta trap artist Heroburst, L.A.-based Montreal duo Botnek and fellow locals Michael Sparks (electronic), Tizi (funky-house) and Greenewood (deep/tech house) presiding over the outdoor dancefloor.

Sessions 375 spokesperson Nicolas Ouellet describes the concept behind the Sessions 375 events as one that “speaks to audiences of all ages,” allowing them “to discover artists from a number of different fields, some very well-known and some more underground, a great way to really feel the wide range of the best sensations Montreal has to offer.”

Stay tuned for more details about the fourth event in the series — co-presented POP Montreal — on Sept. 16. ■

îleSoniq En Ville is happening at the Peel Basin (south of Smith and de la Commune W.) on Thursday, Aug. 10, 5:30-11 p.m., free