Igloofest 2015 [Review]
On February 1st, I had the pleasure of attending Igloofest in Montreal, Canada. I also had the opportunity to bring along someone who has never been to a music festival before, which I’ll get into later. Without question, Igloofest was easily the coldest festival I have ever been to and will probably ever go to. The temperature was a cool -9* Fahrenheit with a windchill of -17*. It’s safe for you to assume that your typical rave attire was not seen at this festival.
Igloofest had a lot to offer its attendees beyond the music. There were several heating stations which featured wood burning stoves and open flames for festival goers to cook hot dogs and marshmallows on. However, there were two things that really caught my eye. A slide completely made out of ice, and Sumo Hockey. These really stuck out to me as they aren’t anything I have ever seen at any other festival before, completely original in my mind. Along for the journey to Igloofest was my friend, Nina. She has never attended a music festival before, but has attended EDM events at places like Webster Hall NYC, Pier 94, Pacha NYC, and Space NYC. For being her first music festival she said she couldn’t have had a better experience and never thought you could have so much fun in sub-zero temperatures. This was absolutely a festival that made her want to attend more.
The headliner for the night we attended was Keys n Krates and I have yet to see a bad show put on by these guys. Despite playing in the cold, their set packed the same amount of energy you can expect from them without missing any sort of a beat. They played a healthy amount of their original works such as “All The Time”, “Understand Why”, and “Keep It 100”. In addition to those original works they also played out a slew of new remixes and reworks. Always a good act to see, if you have never seen Keys n Krates before, be sure to do so as soon as possible!