Basic Info

When: From Friday, July 4th until Sunday, July 6th, 2014. 


Where: CANADA OLYMPIC PARK, 88 Canada Olympic Road, SW, Calgary, AB T3B 5R5

Time: Starts at 4 pm each day

Age: 18+

Overview: Featuring 150,000 watts of PK Sound, this year's Badlands Summer Music Festival promises to be even bigger and better. Set during the Stampede kick-off weekend, Badlands will certainly be one of the biggest EDM summer festivals in Western Canada. 

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Why you should go

The Badlands Summer Music Festival is the most eclectic electronic dance music festival in the province. From big room to nu-disco, hardstyle, tech/deep house, and bass music - this year's Badlands has booked acts from a multitude of genres. If you're planning to go to Badlands, I can assure you that your musical tastes will expand after your 3-day adventure. 

Acts to watch (If you want to hear new music)

The Glitch Mob: Earlier this year, this trio composed of Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer released their second album "Love Death Immortality" - a made for festival LP filled with banging tracks ready for festival season. The Glitch Mob prefer playing their own tracks, so when you see them live, expect a Glitch Mob DJ showcase. The last time these guys came to Calgary was 5 years ago, so you know they'll be wanting to make a big statement at Badlands. 

Grandtheft: This Toronto artist is one to see live as he's known to always bring special edits, originals, bootleg remixes, and unreleased tracks to his DJ sets. Grandtheft has been busy in the studio with recent collaborations done with Diplo, Thugli, and Keys N Krates in the books, and promised on the way. "Keep It 100", the latest collab with Keys N Krates, could easily be one of the anthems of the summer. With a brand new collab remix with Diplo ready to drop, expect the unexpected as the likelihood that you'll be hearing fresh unreleased material from Grandtheft is high. 

Smalltown DJs: This Calgary duo has been putting the hours in the studio this year and it shows with a variety of releases on labels such as Fool's Gold and Astronomar's Main.Course. They have recently collaborated with Lisa Lobsinger, the front woman of the Broken Social Scene, in a track called "See Thru", that has since gotten remix treatment by Thugli, Astronomar, The Slow Waves, and more. Combining forces with fellow Canadian talent Grandtheft, the Smalltown DJs released a strong track titled "Flying" on Main.Course available for free. These guys are making moves in 2014, and it will be interesting what else they'll come up with. 

Full lineup 

Set Times: 

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  • Main Stage: Duck Sauce, The Glitch Mob, Noisecontrollers, GTA, VINAI
  • Future Stage: Hot Since 82, Lee Foss, Anabel Englund, Cain + Wolf


  • Main Stage: Dada Life, Datsik, The Chainsmokers, WIldstylez, TJR
  • Future Stage: Art Department, Damian Lazarus, Mikey Da Roza


  • Main Stage: The Bloody Beetroots, Borgore, DVBBS, Bro Safari, Ummet Ozcan
  • Future Stage: Grandtheft, Caked Up, Smalltown DJs, Knight Riderz

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