Bud Light Dreams Festival: What you need to know


The countdown is on to Bud Light Dreams Festival on July 7th & 8th, and we can’t be more excited to check out the reimagined festival. Formally the Bud Light Digital Dreams festival, the event has moved from it’s usual Canada Day long weekend spot. Now, festival organizers have promised us a new experience in the form of a boutique festival catering to true music lovers. We don’t mind the date change — now we have something to do to combat the post-long weekend blue.

What’s new

The festival will be moving from the parking-lot style of Ontario Place and onto the waterfront at Echo Beach. Offering a change in layout, the festival also boasts a few changes in the music. If you’ve attended the previous years, you may remember the pounding electro music with flower crowns and packed crowds at main stage. Now, the festival will be welcoming the breeze off the water as you dance into the sunset.

Probably the biggest change to Dreams Fest is the date change, with a Friday evening start and a Saturday rather than a long weekend event. It’ll be interesting to see what the date change will bring to the crowd, as the festival no longer has to compete with other long weekend festivals. As well, the event is now 19+, which is a huge win for more mature music fans.

The line-up this year remains absolutely stacked, which is no surprise. Dreams Festival has always delivered! With headliners Above & Beyond, Dillstradamus (Dillion Francis & Flosstradamus), DVBBS, and Steve Angello, mainstream crowds will be well taken care of. If you want to check out other genres, there’s tons of DJs for that too. If you’re into trance, house, techno, tropical, and hard style, chances are you can find something to groove to. Some highlights are Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz, MK, Tomas Jack, Infected Mushroom, Loco Dice, Andy C, and Feed Me to name a few.

Tickets are still on sale, and you can buy one day passes or full weekend passes here.

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