Toronto festivals are home to immersive stage designs, educational music playgrounds, and budding talents. From the immersive Electric Island to the iconic Rolling Loud, these are the festivals you can’t miss.
Here’s your ultimate guide to the top festivals in Toronto in 2023.
Also dubbed Canada’s largest electronic event, Veld Music Festival is your one-way ticket to transcendental music affairs.
Every year, revered acts from the electronic realm and hip-hop beats join forces in downtown Toronto to heat up summer’s soundtrack. With immersive decor and stages donning quirky shapes – yep, a 2000s stereo is included – bored is one thing you won’t be at the Toronto festival.
If you would label yourself a hardcore festie who wants something different from his live music experience, NXNE is calling your name. Taking pride in the city’s thriving music scene, the festival acts like a platform for tomorrow’s stars.
Equipped with panel talks about the future of music and budding talents, NXNE is committed to eliminating financial barriers and making the festival experience affordable for everyone. Should we also mention it hosts secret shows from top artists?
Striking a balance between gloomy and vibrant, Electric Island doesn’t only celebrate the underground movement but brings it to a level of adulation.
Taking over an artificial island, the Toronto festival is fueled by the electronic-loving community and made for open-minded ravers. With world-class sounds, immersive stage design, and a sense of community, Electric Island creates an energetic universe where electronic beats are at home.
Canadian Music Week is the festival that nobody asked for, but the festival everybody needs. Beyond its educational approach to music, the Toronto festival has an off-beat blueprint.
Instead of music on vast fields and multiple stages, Canadian Music Week takes over city venues to showcase over 200 artists. When the curtain falls on the music acts, the Toronto festival keeps you entertained with keynote speakers and industry conferences.
The godfather of all hip-hop festivals, Rolling Loud is a powerhouse for urban beats. Its Toronto iteration doesn’t go far from the flagship version, as coveted acts, vibrant crowds and stage design are part of the picture too.
A festival veteran through and through, Rolling Loud masters the art of act planning and talent booking, so the music event never disappoints.