I’m always anxious for January to roll around to head up to one of my favorite festivals and cities: Igloofest in Montreal! Here’s a recap of my time at the Anjunabeats night of the 2020 festival — my seventh consecutive year in attendance — including highlights, interviews, and a live video.
My friends and I chose January 17 for the Anjunabeats night featuring Gabriel & Dresden, Alpha 9, Ilan Bluestone, Jaytech, and Oliver Smith. I’ve seen them in nightclubs and concert venues, but never in an atmosphere like Igloofest. I don’t always plan my visit around particular artists, but this definitely helped decide on a night. In addition to the food trucks, photobooth, marshmallow roasting, and ice slide, there were some new sponsorship activations this year like the Coca-Cola station offering complimentary soft drinks and the Banque Nationale arcade with games like air hockey and Dance Dance Revolution.
It’s always exciting to catch up with artists and Igloofest team members every year. This time, I was able to chat with Dave (of Gabriel & Dresden) and Maripierre, the festival’s Branding & Communications Director. Click the images below to read their interviews!
Here’s a live video the festival recorded of Ilan Blustone’s set that night — keep following the festival (links below) for other live content and the final 2020 aftermovie!
The festival runs Thursday-Saturday every weekend through February 8, and you can find the remaining program here.