5 pro tips to make the most of Electric Island this summer


Kicking off the first official summer long weekend is the Victoria Day’s edition of Electric Island. On Monday, May 22 we can’t wait to head over to Woodbine Park (the festival’s new location in light of recent flooding on Toronto Island) to listen to the beats of Ben Klock, Joris Voorn, Eats Everything, Bedouin, and Leon Vynehall to name a few.

With two stages this year, there’s also a ton of local talent heating up the dancefloor. Music fans will be able to hear their favorite Toronto acts such as Night Vision, Andrew Choe, Gera and Alberto Jossue. Make sure to get their early to see these guys do their thing.

While our excitement is absolutely driving us crazy as the countdown is on to the kickoff of Electric Island, here are some tips if you’re new to the festivities.

  1. Get  your ferry ticket in advance

Even though the first installment of Electric Island isn’t on the island, when it goes back to its original location this is a key tip. Tickets to Electric Island this year don’t include ferry tickets, so get your ticket before you arrive at the ferry terminal to avoid line-ups.  You can get your ferry tickets here.

  1. Arrive early and prepare to chill

The best part of Electric Island is that it’s a picnic and concert series, meaning lots of space to sit back, relax, and hang out with your friends. The gates open at 1pm, so show up with time to lay out a blanket and enjoy some sun.

  1. Come hungry

While the music is by far the best part of Electric Island, the food trucks are definitely the second best part. Bringing over some of the most delicious food trucks, make sure to save room to enjoy at least one gourmet snack.

  1. Explore

The location of Electric Island could not be more stunning. Not to mention, two stages leave more ground to cover. Take time to walk around and enjoy the sights, atmosphere, and fun. There’s body painting and games to enjoy, too.

  1. Wear comfy shoes

There’s lots of dancing to be done, as the show goes on till 11pm. While Electric Island attendees are always the most fashionable in the city, dancing shoes are key.

To purchase tickets to the Electric Island May 22 show, please follow the link here, or get more bang for your buck with a seasons pass for $169 + HST, which will get you into all five events.


Ben Klock
Joris Voorn
Eats Everything
Night Vision
Andrew Choe

Leon Vynehall
Red Axes
Alberto Jossue 

Samie Durnford

Samie Durnford

Contributor at Addicted
Samie Durnford is a Toronto based writer with a heart that beats at 138BPM. An electronic music lover, you can find her listening to anything from trance to techno. Samie has been a reality TV columnist for the Toronto Sun and has interviewed DJs for THUMP Canada. She's taken electronic music on as a lifestyle, travelling to EDM festivals across North America whenever she can.
Samie Durnford