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7 Tips for Starting Your Own DIY Music Festival

The organizers of Halifax's OBEY Convention tell us how they've survived a decade of rejecting the mainstream.
Michael Rancic
5.25.17
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Get Ready for Summer Festival Season with this Turbo-Charged Mat The Alien Set

Listen to the Really Good Recordings boss' performance from Shambhala 2016 while you dream of warmer days.
THUMP Canada Staff
3.15.17
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X Avant Is the Toronto Experimental Festival Creating Dialogue Between Diverse Communities

With its eleventh edition kicking off this week, artistic director David Dacks discusses the importance of building sustainable scenes.
Tom Beedham
10.13.16
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These Photos of Sober Ravers at Shambhala 2016 Prove You Don’t Need Drugs to Have Fun

Behind the scenes of the Canadian electronic music festival's substance-free zone Camp Clean Beats.
Johnny Erwin & Daniel J. Pierce
8.17.16
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Montreal’s Favourite DJ Duo A-Rock and Shaydakiss Discuss Set "Secret Weapons,” Stage Design, and More

We sent Daily VICE to this year's IleSoniq festival to talk to the pair about collaborating on and offstage.
THUMP Canada Staff
8.16.16
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Predicting the Future of Canadian Electronic Music with Four Artists at Bass Coast 2016

Sergio Levels, Michael Red, Esette, and Andrew Williams tell us how we can better grow scenes across the country.
Hollie McGowan
7.15.16
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I Sent My Girlfriend's Mother to Review a Canadian EDM Festival

Spoiler alert: her recap includes inflatable dolphins, security selfies, and Top 40 DJ slander.
Max Mertens
6.10.16
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I Sent My Girlfriend's Mother to Review a Canadian EDM Festival

Spoiler alert: her recap includes inflatable dolphins, security selfies, and Top 40 DJ slander.
Max Mertens
6.8.16
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How Do We Stop Drug Deaths at Canadian Music Festivals?

More organizers and promoters want to offer drug testing kits on site, but fear having their operating licenses revoked.
Sarah Ratchford
6.6.16
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How Will the Weak Canadian Dollar Impact Music Festivals This Year?

THUMP spoke to six organizers across the country to find out what a hurting loonie means for concert-goers.
Rebecca Krauss
3.2.16
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Weak Loonie Will Hurt Our Festival Headliners

So much for an LCD Soundsystem performance at Digital Dreams…
Rebecca Krauss
1.21.16