On August 3rd and 4th, Toronto will host it's annual EDM festival - Veld, organized by INK Entertainment. Like any festival, it is important to scope out the lineup and decide on who you want to see in advance, as well as who you can't imagine missing! Inlighten has compiled a list of the top acts you should check out at Veld 2019!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Jaden Smith, son of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, has recently broken into the music scene with his latest albums, SYRE and ERYS. “ICON,” which was released on SYRE, has become an anthem that peaked in the top-three on the charts. Jaden wows the audience with his Michael Jackson inspired dance moves, captivating music, and pure talent.
Icon - Jaden Smith
Chateau - Jaden Smith
Summertime in Paris - Jaden Smith
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As an electric-music icon, Alesso has a long history of both music and entertainment. His viral 2014 hit Heroes (We Could Be) is still loved worldwide by EDM and pop fans alike. Veld attendees should catch Alesso’s set if they love to dance and look at cool visuals while doing so!
Let Me Go (With Alesso, Florida George Line, & watt) - Hailee Steinfeld
Sad Song (feat. TINI) - Alesso
Remedy - Alesso
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Ekali, or Nathan Shaw, is a Canadian-born DJ/Producer who was once part of an indie band by the name of Said the Whale. After having writing credits on Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Ekali rose to stardom and gained recognition within the rap and EDM communities. Ekali is now a part of Skrillex’s label, OWSLA, and continues to rise to fame.
Blame - Ekali, ZHU
Leaving (feat. Yuna) - Ekali
Babylon (feat. Denzel Curry) - Ekali, Skrillex, Ronny J
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A Toronto-based DJ, Scotty Scratch, began pursuing music in 2007, and has now become a notable name within the nightlife scene, holding residencies in many Toronto clubs. Having more of a hip-hop vibe, Veld attendees who are down to dance should check out his sets at the Hennessy Artistry Stage.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
This Aussie-producer is sure to have some fun with the crowd during his carefree sets that showcase his past-passion of being a professional surfer. Fisher went solo in 2017, releasing many hit singles, as well as his most popular track “Losing It”. Electronic fans should make Fisher a must-see on their schedules!
Losing It - FISHER
You Little Beauty - FISHER
Ya Kidding - FISHER
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These Toronto-based DJs really know how to entertain crowds with their disruptive style. Their shows are high-energy and sure to get the audience moving. Zeds Dead has released records under as Ultra and Mad Decent, combining hip-hop and bass.
Stars Tonight - Zeds Dead, DROELOE
Rescue - Zeds Dead, Dion Timmer, Delaney Jane
Frontlines - Zeds Dead, NGHTMRE, GG Magree
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One of EDM’s founding fathers, Tiësto is not to miss at any festival. This Grammy-winning artist has collaborated with Post Malone, Matthew Koma, The Chainsmokers, and Oliver Heldens to name a few. Tiësto has performed at major events such as Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Tomorrowland, as well as holding multiple residencies worldwide. Tiësto is an EDM staple who you should definitely see - we guarantee you’ll know all of his songs.
Ritual - Tiësto, Jonas Blue, Rita Ora
Jackie Chan - Tiësto, Dzeko, Preme, Post Malone
BOOM - Tiësto, Sevenn, Gucci Mane
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Based out of Vancouver Island, Whipped Cream (Caroline Cecil) offers the crowd hip-hop dark bass - a transcendent style. Whipped Cream recently released an EP on Skrillex’s blog “NEST HQ,” and she has played festivals such as Hard Summer and Shambhala. Catch her at the Hennessy Artistry Stage for some killer electronic tunes.
Ignorant - Whipped Cream
Desert Woman (Whipped Cream Remix) - ZHU
Blood - Whipped Cream
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We hope you all have a great time at Veld, full of fun, memories, and awesome music.
*All photos taken from @veldmusicfestival on Instagram*