The Best Electronic Music Festivals in Canada in 2016

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Looking for the best electronic music festivals in Canada in 2016? Look no further – we’ve got you covered! From coast to coast, our top picks for the best festivals will ensure you have a great time!


This year, Canada will be home to some of the best electronic music festivals in the world. From major festivals like Mysteryland and Electric Zoo to smaller regional events like Summer Set and Bass Coast, there’s something for everyone.

Whether you’re a fan of hard-hitting dubstep or more mellow house music, there’s a festival on this list that will suit your taste. So get your tickets early and start planning your trip to one of these can’t-miss events.

Shambhala Music Festival

Shambhala Music Festival is an electronic music festival located in Salmo, British Columbia, Canada. The festival runs annually on the August long weekend (Friday to Monday) and features multiple stages with live music and DJs. Shambhala first began in 1998 and has been held every year since. The festival takes place on Salmo River Ranch, a 500-acre private ranch with camping and RV facilities.

The 2016 lineup includes acts such as Adventure Club, Datsik, Destructo, Drezo, Excision, G Jones, Jackal, Jauz, Keys N Krates, Marshmello, Mr. Carmack, Nora En Pure, RL Grime, Slushii, Snails, Sofi Tukker and Zeds Dead.

Basscoast Project

Basscoast Project is an electronic music festival that takes place in Squamish, British Columbia every August. The festival features a variety of genres including dubstep, techno, and house, and attracts some of the biggest names in the electronic music scene.

Northern Lights Music Festival

Every winter, the Northern Lights Music Festival brings world-renowned DJs and producers to Sudbury, Ontario for a weekend of outdoor parties. The festival takes place at various venues throughout the city, including an outdoor stage set up in front of City Hall. For 2016, the festival will take place from February 19-21.


In conclusion, there are many great electronic music festivals happening in Canada in 2016. If you’re looking for a festival to attend, be sure to check out one of the festivals on this list. You’re sure to have an amazing time no matter which festival you choose.

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