Igloofest returns for 2022 with a superstar lineup

Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton is the community director for QueerMTL, an internationally-touring musician with his projects Woodpigeon and Frontperson  and a graduate studies student of history researching LGBTQ+ activism in the city. He’s lived in Montréal since 2015, during which time he’s most often spotted atop a BIXI bike usally running a few minutes late.

Here in Montréal, winter is just a fact of life – but it takes more than a bit of snow to stop the party! Returning for its 15th anniversary over the course of three weekends stretching between January 13 to February 5, 2022, Igloofest is bringing some of the world’s top DJs and electronic music talent to the Old Port of Montréal for 12 evenings of dance and frolic in the frost.

This page was updated on December 21, 2021.

NOTE: Government and public health authorities recently announced new sanitary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We strongly recommend that you call or consult the websites of the businesses mentioned in this article before making plans.

A who’s who of electronic music

For their post-pandemic return, Igloofest is pulling out all of the stops with an all-star roster of electronic music superstars. Heavy hitter like Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Bonobo, Maceo Plex, Diplo and Black Tiger Sex Machine will share the main stage with up and comers like Sama’ Abdulhadl, Sherelle, Channel Tres and BLOND:ISH. Igloofest 2022 will also present collaborative sets with infamous Boiler Room and Anjunadeep, guaranteeing you’re bound to discover your new favourites while prepping for the headliners. Tickets and further lineup information are available now at Igloofest’s website!

Coming together in the winter

While Burning Man attendees bake in the desert heat, Igloofest brings the crowds together for an illuminating experience that, on more than one level, is the ultimate in chill. And Igloofest’s installations like the playful Igloovillage, eye-popping visuals and epic stages leave just as much of an impression as the music. We’re particularly fond of the annual tacky snowsuit contest – there’s some unforgettable monstrosities in Igloofest fans’ closets indeed, and where else could you win big for looking your worst?

The start of 2022’s year of festivals

Montréal is a city of festivals, with an internationally renowned annual calendar of unmissable events encompassing music, performance, film and comedy. And 2022 kicks off in fittingly grand style with Igloofest, a sign of better things to come throughout the year. From the world-famous Just for Laughs comedy festival and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal to the cutting edge Pop Montréal International Music Festival and image+nation festival film LGBTQueer Montréal, there’s something for everyone!

Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton is the community director for QueerMTL, an internationally-touring musician with his projects Woodpigeon and Frontperson  and a graduate studies student of history researching LGBTQ+ activism in the city. He’s lived in Montréal since 2015, during which time he’s most often spotted atop a BIXI bike usally running a few minutes late.

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