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VELD Music Festival is preparing to take over Downsview Park in Toronto, Canada, at the beginning of August. With three stages and over fifty artists, the festival is an all-around exciting experience for electronic music lovers. As the tenth installment of VELD approaches, here are eight sets worth catching over the weekend. 

Friday, August 4th

For melodic dubstep fans, Illenium is closing the Main Stage on the first night with a live tour set, leaning into his self-titled electronic rock album. The musician fully cemented himself as a cannot-miss artist last month when he broke records at Trilogy in Colorado. No matter what genre you prefer, Illenium’s sets flow through different styles and emotions.   

Dance-pop duo, Two Friends, is joining the mix with their summer anthems. The longtime creators bring all the good vibes to their sets, keeping the crowd dancing with originals, remixes, and collaborations. The best friends have put their all into their music career for over a decade, making their sets thoughtful and fun. 

Saturday, August 5th

Rezz and deadmau5 have been teasing a Rezzmau5 b2b for months, posting about it regularly on social media. The duo, who have collaborated in the past, are established producers who have made an incredible mark in electronic music. The time has finally come for the two to join forces at the Main Stage on Saturday, combining their midtempo bass and house music. 

deadmau5 headlined VELD’s debut in 2012 and his return to the festival has been highly-anticipated. Add Rezz into the mix, and there is no doubt that the two are getting ready to throw down. The same night, Wooli is bringing heat to Bass Stage with his melodic and heavy dubstep style. Wooli’s sets are consistently exciting and perfectly curated for headbangers. 

Sunday, August 6th 

The Bass Stage shines on the final night with future bass, dubstep, and everything in between. Experimental artist Zingara is melting brains with her otherworldly bass, followed by Kaivon who is delivering his captivating, melodic creations. Both artists focus on the connection between spiritualism and music with unique, transformative performances. 

Sullivan King is playing after Kaivon, shifting from future bass to heavy dubstep as he shreds his guitar on top of heavy metal drums and aggressive bass. Subtronics is closing the same stage on the last night of the festival, bringing the weekend to an end on a high note with his chaotic, wonky sounds. 

VELD’s lineup is packed with artists from all corners of electronic music, allowing attendees to catch whatever genre their heart desires. Limited VIP and general admission passes for the festival are available here

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