Electric Island 6th Season [Heard It From Nas: Review]

May 20, 2018, Electric Island – The day has finally come, the sixth season of Electric Island has arrived! The energy was high even before reaching Toronto Island. On the ferry ride over to the island, all of the guests on their way to Hanlan’s Point were raving about their favourite DJ’s and who was going to be at what stage. Earlier in the week the weather had been calling for rain but it turned out to be the perfect day for lounging in the grass and dancing at the stage.

As concertgoers started filling up the festival grounds, both stages were full of fans ready to party and get their groove on. A lot of guests were wearing festive outfits and were loving the summer festival vibe. There were also games to be played that groups of friends were participating in while enjoying the warm weather. As well as delicious food truck and alcohol vendors on site ready to serve!

52d335_6ced482a637546e6bd5ef1445ec48e0c_mv2
52d335_2a1a510bcad043c596b370a8681f6d18_mv2

The Island had the pleasure of having Black Coffee, DJ Tennis, YOKOO, Ellen Allien, Nymra & Sofisticated and Koki at the main stage!

All the way from Miami, DJ Tennis had the crowd dancing to his electronica and techno beats, where just like the 305, he brought the heat!

52d335_f8da1a3439a24ffbbdfa646b857af493_mv2_d_2048_1429_s_2

 

Next up on the main stage is YokoO, coming all the way from Berlin to Toronto Island. YokoO embraced the main stage sparking it up with forward thinking music every time. When you see him play, you can see that he has a genuine love and passion for what he is doing and that naturally feeds back to his audience, fuelling energy and the love of good music on the dance floor.

52d335_50a985ddcb734f8ea447f4a1f1817f85_mv2_d_1365_2048_s_2

Moving over to the second stage, the Moog stage, we have Chris Larsen and Demuir who opened up the Moog stage, their electronica and techno beats had the crowd captivated and chanting for more. Nathan Barato and Carlo Lio closed out the Moog stage and left the crowd grooving to the dance and electronic tunes that were flowing throughout the warm summer air. The crowd began getting more and more full as concertgoers navigated towards the main stage from the sounds and rhythms of the tracks that these DJ’s laid out.

52d335_0353cdb9a7df48ceb596444dda7247a9_mv2_d_2048_1365_s_2
52d335_3ee8e3cd59f8436bbe91bcf9489b7052_mv2_d_2048_1365_s_2
52d335_2d04e8d9f1e0486884f65b8355a7e7d1_mv2_d_1365_2048_s_2

As the sun began to set the stages were lighting up with a beautiful geometric design. The island was jam packed with excited ravers dancing, laughing and going crazy for every beat drop.

52d335_37334231b92d459da1a1ab68126fe37a_mv2_d_1365_2048_s_2

As soon as you entered the MOOG stage, you were swallowed up by the crowd and the only way to get out was by dancing your way through. The energy of the music and people spoke for itself. Whether it’s the first season or the sixth, Electric Island never fails to put on a great festival that keeps fans coming back again and again throughout every season.

52d335_61951c1ecc6c4e629b3e76d7f81b6d0f_mv2_d_1365_2048_s_2

52d335_0d51cf2ae8ca405e8657da10fa28c803_mv2

Whether you’re dancing in the crowd or laying out on the hills, there is this sense of community within the music scene that brings us all in together. As the night came to a close with Black Coffee, the stage lighting set the ambience throughout the island with the matching house and electronica tunes that kept everyone on their feet. The night was truly nothing short of electric.

52d335_c3e974801dbc4d42a92013ec1b7ec7b4_mv2_d_2048_1367_s_2

 Photo by Ded Agency

The May season was an epic success and a great kickstart for more to come! Next up we have July 1st for Canada Day weekend! Stay tuned for more details & ticket information. See you on the Island!

52d335_728672e46ff5484c8cfb8eab98a557dc_mv2_d_2048_1367_s_2

Photo by Ded Agency

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s