We are still trying to process the sheer epicness that was the sixth edition of Riverside Festival in Gatineau, Quebec! EDMTunes saw it as the best festival to close off the summer in the Capital. Our team had the incredible opportunity to cover the event and cannot wait to tell our readers what went down on September 8 and 9. Before we dive in, we want to take a moment to thank the hardworking team behind the fest’ for their undeniably admirable organization, time, and ultimately, the passion that they poured into every aspect of the event. Let’s jump right in!
On a brisk afternoon in the stunning grounds of the Canadian Museum of History, partygoers began to flock to live up all of the exciting elements that the festival had to offer.
We decided to begin our journey by trying out one of the Beachclub‘s (festival partner) highly talked about new alcoholic beverage line, Beach Day Every Day. After sampling the two different flavors, we can now see why these 6.5% beverages are a crowd favorite. We highly recommend trying them out – especially during a hot summer day!
Continuing our adventures we dashed over to try out some of the games. Aléa, the cozy, yet always dynamic nightclub located within the Casino du Lac Leamy delighted attendees on numerous occasions throughout the weekend. Offering a fun and interactive game of bean bag toss in which one could win a custom Aléa glowstick or a t-shirt, and a truly innovative skateboard game of the classic video game Pong, Aléa left you smiling from ear to ear.
In addition to the enjoyable entertainment, the company also hosted some truly memorable after-parties. Headlining the first night, the very talented Julian Jordan completely dominated the stage, as he did at the festival, dropping a special tribute for Avicii’s birthday. For the troopers that kept the party going on the last day of the fest’, they witnessed a historic set by the Canadian-born superstars Loud Luxury and a surprise appearance by the one and only Kayzo!
Speaking of after-parties, the Capital was treated to another official event on Saturday, hosted by Barrymore’s Music Hall. KHAØS, a very talented local DJ, set the mood before the dynamic Slushii took the stage. We heard that the ‘Without You‘ artist through down just as hard as he did on the festival grounds, dropping classics like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘ and ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies‘ expertly mixed in with his own tracks.
The performances were hands-down top-notch! Although it’s difficult to put into words how incredible they truly were, we cannot express how much we genuinely enjoyed all of them–every set offered something distinct and special.
The daily set times were exceptionally planned, offering a great flow with everything from big room house, progressive house, pop to dubstep, bass, hardstyle, trap, and even vomitstep. Check out the daily lineup:
Jumping into day two, the very talented Downlink and Figure teamed up for a historic B2B set. This B2B was the first of its kind and without any doubt, delivered an impressively charged dubstep performance. Many of the audience’s necks are probably still recovering from this set!
Bass-enthusiasts held down their spot at the rail to headbang to some incredibly filthy performances by the impeccably skilled Kayzo and Snails. The crowd went wild as they heard chart-topping tracks such as ‘Whistle Wars (YULTRON Remix)’, ‘Shake The Ground‘, ‘Forever‘ ‘Deep In The Night‘, among many more.
Before the bass was unleashed, partygoers were captivated by Deorro’s melodic set which ended with, you guessed it, ‘Five Hours‘. There wasn’t one attendee who wasn’t grooving to this classic tune!
The entire weekend offered something special for all that attended. Whether you enjoyed making kandi at the Kandi World tent, testing out the games, dancing the night away to some of your favorite artists, snacking on the delicious food, or simply living in the moment with your friends, there is no doubt that this year’s edition was the best one yet. It has been an absolute pleasure seeing this fest’ grow from day one and we truly can’t wait to see what they will have in store for next year! Thank you for having us.
Vous avez été magnifique! ❤️ Votre moment préféré ce weekend a été…?Une gros merci au présentateur de cette 6ième édition Vidéotron ainsi qu'à nos partenaires: Ville de Gatineau, Beachclub, Tourisme Outaouais et le ALÉA ??On se revoit en 2019! –You have been magnificent! ❤️ Your favorite moment this weekend was …?A big shoutout to our presenter of this 6th edition Vidéotron and to our partners: Ville de Gatineau, Beachclub, Tourisme Outaouais and the ALÉA ??We'll see each other in 2019!
Posted by Riverside Festival on Monday, September 10, 2018