VELD 2014 This Weekend – Break Out the Horse Mask

There aren’t many festivals around that are wilder and contain more horse-mask-wearing attendees than VELD.

Still a youngster in terms of festival age, it isn’t a factor for VELD. Even though 2014 marks just the 3rd birthday for the annual electronic music festival, it’s the largest of its kind in Canada. Thrown by INK Entertainment with sponsors like Red Bull and Bacardi, VELD is essentially a breeding ground for energy, antics and intense partying.

Flying off the handle in Downsview Park on the weekend of August 2-3, this high-octane festival will bring together the best of EDM on two stages. There are no single-day passes this year and tickets will run $270 for regular and $338 for VIP. The VIP price includes separate bathrooms, separate bar, a tented 19+ only area with a clear line to the stage, as well as a few other perks.

On Saturday the VELD stage will host Nerd, Ingrosso and Armin Van Buuren, with the Bacardi Stage seeing the likes of Brillz and Waka Flocka Flame. Sunday’s VELD stage has Knife Party, Zedd and Calvin Harris, while the Bacardi Stage has Griz, Savoy and Iggy Azalea. Check the poster below for the full line-up!


VELD opens its gates at 11am and the events end at 11pm, but that doesn’t mean the party has to stop there. VELD’s official afterparties are being held Saturday night at the Guvernment and Sunday at the Koolhaus. Artists are yet to be announced but you can bet there will be some surprises.

If you can’t wait until Saturday to get your VELD experience underway then check out the official pre-party Friday, August 2 at Uniun featuring DANNIC! Grab your tickets here.

For more information, head over to VELD’s official Facebook, Twitter and website and don’t forget to share this post with your EDM-hungry friends!

Check out this VELD Aftermovie to get a taste of the epic action to be found at the festival.

Brent Gladney
Brent Gladney

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