Montreal to host a free EDM festival this weekend featuring MAKJ, DJ BL3ND and more!

With Osheaga and ILESONIQ now behind us, Montreal now has a free EDM festival to look forward to! Montreal has had it good this year, and let's be frank, they've had it good every year thanks to fantastic clubs like Stereo, New City Gas, and Circus, supplying the city with the world's best DJs for as long as I can remember. The festival is called Villa Paradizo and it's sponsor is Bud Light, a company that has been extremely active in the electronic dance music scene in the past few years. 

Just because this festival is free doesn't mean they didn't book some A-listers, as Villa Paradizo features big room favourite MAKJ, with former mentor Robbie Rivera of Juicy Records, and local artist Bynon, who has been gaining buzz since his collab with Project 46. On Saturday DJ BL3ND, the Californian DJ known for his viral videos and crazy shows, will be headlining on Saturday along with the legendary Dutch artist MARCO V. Villa Paradizo is also providing wide support for local DJs within the Montreal-Ottawa area with bookings of well known acts such as Ariyan, Domeno, Carl Muren, Frathousemusic, Mike Robia, and more. 

Here are the set times: 

Friday, September 5th:

  • 11:00-12:30 - Stone House
  • 12:30-2:00 - Mike Robia
  • 2:00-3:30 - Lex & Wood
  • 3:30:-5:00 - Kofax AKA King Louis
  • 5:00-6:30 - Ariyan
  • 6:30-8:00 - BYNON
  • 8:00-9:30 - Robbie Rivera
  • 9:30-11:00 - MAKJ

Saturday, September 6th:

  • 11:00-12:30 - Tizi
  • 12:30-2:00 - Regoton
  • 2:00-3:30 - Frathouse Music
  • 3:30:-5:00 - Spaz
  • 5:00-6:30 - Carl Muren
  • 6:30-8:00 - Domeno
  • 8:00-9:30 - Marco V
  • 9:30-11:00 - DJ BL3ND

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