Summer 2016

Toronto Island


Dancing Astronaut Announces Electric Island 2016 Line Up - May 5, 2016

Electric Island is the Toronto summer series that celebrates the underground sound by bringing house and techno talent to Canada. For 2016, the multi-date event has announced an impressive lineup with performances from artists such as Get Real, Justin Martin, Nicole Moudaber, Paul Kalkbrenner (Live), and Tale of Us.

Read the full Dancing Astronaut article here.

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Electric Island Announces 2016 Season Line-Up! - April 5, 2016

The most anticipated underground concert + picnic series is back in its fourth season, and about to drop a heavy line up for music lovers in the true North. Electric Island has put itself on the map, bringing in top international artists each summer, setting the tone for what has become a picnic utopia within the dance music scene. This year, we’ll also see a two day Electric Island event on Labour Day Weekend, for the very first time.

The curated line up for the 2016 season is announced, so brace yourself! In alphabetical order we are excited to present Âme, as one half of the duo Frank Wiedemann offers a glimpse of the future of electronic music with a live set. French trio sensation Apollonia will grace us with their unique blend of energetic house & techno. The hilariously outgoing, German super-house duo andhim will make their Electric Island debut. Techno titans hold on tight, you’ll be receiving a serious dosage of Berghain techno when Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann join us for a special b2b. Our favourite Northern Irishmen, Bicep will flex their musical expertise, while South Africa’s inventive Black Coffee brews up his mix of soulful, house.

Innervisions boss and musical genius, Dixon is back to take us on one of his versatile and enduring journeys. Life and Death founder, DJ Tennis will woo Electric Islanders with his deep, melodic sounds, and Dutch sensation Fatima Yamaha will dazzle crowds with his take on quirky electronic pop. Faithful Toronto favourites Green Velvet and Claude VonStroke will perform under their ‘Get Real Project’, dishing up a blend of authentic old school house and techno. We’re ecstatic to welcome Gui Boratto, a true modern-day composer and musical wizard to the stage for his Electric Island debut.

We’ll also hear from Rumours frontman Guy Gerber and one of progressive techno’s leading artists, Guy J. Paradise boss and chief of funk, Jamie Jones will have crowds jacking. Amsterdam’s Job Jobse will join us, crafting his signature blend of uplifting, atmospheric house and techno. Dirtybird staple Justin Martin will have crowds getting down to some hip-hop influenced house beats, while dance floor heavy-weight Loco Dice will undoubtedly be an Electric Island favourite. The queen of techno, Nicole Moudaber will set fire to the dance floor with her dark, pummelling basslines, while Toronto’s very own Nitin gives us all something to feel proud of. The remarkable Paul Kalkbrenner will take listeners to a place of ecstasy with his live-act set, and the legendary Sven Väth will join us once again to our delight. Last, but certainly not least, we welcome back the incredibly dynamic duo, Tale of Us!

Joining the impressive list of headliners, we’ll see local support from Toronto’s very bests including Aaron Santos vs. Cosmic JD, Alberto Jossue, Brian Johnson, Borzoo, Butrous, Dirty Dale, Jamie Kidd, Jeff Button, Jonathan Rosa, Members Only, Nature of Music, Koki, Simon Jain and Sean Miller.

Stay tuned for individual line-ups, coming soon!


Electric Island Announces Victoria Day Line-up, New Location - April 15, 2015

Hello Electric Island Fans,

The buzz has been strong since announcing the full season line up & introducing the Season Pass option for this year’s Electric Island series on Toronto Island. The positive feedback has been inspiring and has the whole team excited to deliver our third season of music, dancing & romancing to all of Toronto and our visitors from surrounding cities and beyond!

Our inbox has been flooded with questions about single day passes for the events and about the line-ups for each individual show. Today, we’re thrilled to finally release the stacked Victoria Day line-up as well as introduce our new location at Hanlan’s Point!

Monday May 18th we welcome TUSKEGEE (Seth Troxler & The Martinez Brothers going head to head!), the legendary STEVE LAWLER, un-paralleled tech duo PAN POT, party magician LEE BURRIDGE & the Toronto debut of TOM TRAGO! Single Day tickets are on sale today (April 15) at 1pm est via

Finally we’re excited to announce the decision to move our location from Olympic Park, over to a larger area located Hanlan’s Point. The events have seen steady growth and this move will allow Electric Island to accommodate more vendors, food trucks, installations, picnic areas and more. This relocation is a positive step towards offering our loyal customers and fans a more complete experience at Electric Island. All artists and vendors looking to get involved this year are encouraged to contact us at

Looking forward to seeing everyone out in full force when we kick off the season May 18th!

See you on the island…
-Electric Island Team

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Electric Island announces dates for the summer 2014 Season @ Centre Island, Toronto - April 2, 2014

Electric Island concert + picnic series returns for 2014 with a fresh lineup of summer fun taking place on Centre Island in Toronto. Each of the four dates that have been announced May 19th, July 1st, August 4th and September 1st, will feature international and local talent in an outdoor park side setting overlooking Toronto’s waterfront and skyline. Officially closing each of Toronto’s four summer long weekends, this open air showcase is accessible via the Toronto Island Ferry. Limited early bird tickets are now available for the first showcase May 19th here :

Look for more info to be announced soon on our website at: or on facebook at

Electric Island 2014 Official Announcement direct link @ :


Société Perrier: Electric Island Ups The Ante For Toronto Music Festivals - August 2, 2013

Toronto Island music festivals are nothing new, but this year, the folks at Platform Entertainment (in collaboration with Embrace and Footwork) have upped the ante with their series dubbed Electric Island. The collaboration between these promoters blossomed last year when the three groups came together for 2012’s WKD party at Sugar Beach. “What we didn’t know at the time was that this great partnership was the starting point that gave us the confidence to work together to create Electric Island this year,” says Platform’s Jeremy K, who recently spoke to Société Perrier about how the series has been going and what’s still to come.

The fun kicked off on Victoria Day weekend and continued with a second showcase on Canada Day ….

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Electric Island featured in DJ Mag Canada July Edition - July 17, 2013

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ElectricIsland.TO announces audio supplier for Canada Day Showcase – PK Sound - June 20, 2013

Toronto, ON (June 20, 2013) – announced today, PK Sound ( as the sound supplier for their upcoming Canada Day picnic and concert showcase featuring Sasha, Guy Gerber, Audiofly and more. PK Sound manufacture’s a more than impressive set of concert class speakers, geared towards electronic music showcases. A Canadian company, the speaker’s are designed and assembled here; a perfect fit for a Canada day showcase. In their own words (taken from website) :
“We source parts from all over the world, including Germany, Japan, the US, and Italy. However, all of our products are designed and manufactured right here in Canada, by some of the most talented people around. All of our designers, fabricators, technicians, engineers, sales executives and admin staff call Canada home, and we proudly label our products “made in Canada”.
* Disclaimer – no beavers, moose, or bears were harmed during the making of our products, but many bottles of maple syrup have been consumed during late night design sessions, followed by impromptu hockey games… in which some PK’ers sustained mild injuries.”
Taking place Monday, July 1st from 1pm – 10pm on Olympic Island in Toronto, Electric Island is a fully licensed concert and picnic series featuring a stellar lineup of international and local artists set to deliver 9+ hours of music in an outdoor park setting surrounded by Toronto’s beautiful skyline & waterfront. PK Sound is a natural fit for this setting, bringing a wealth of outdoor touring experience and the hardware that the organizers were looking for. This Canada day Monday, and PK Sound are bringing us all together at what could be perhaps, the nations best Canada Day birthday party.
For more information visit :
Electric Island
Electric Island Concert + Picnic – a new summer event series taking place on Olympic Island in Toronto showcases both local and international DJs/Artists in an outdoor park setting surrounded by Toronto’s beautiful skyline & waterfront. The island event was established by three organizers – Platform, which has established itself as one of the leading producers of electronic music events in the Toronto area for the past 6 years, Embrace, which produces hundreds of concerts, tours and festivals across North America each year, and Footwork, Toronto’s electronic music haven that was recently rated #36 Nightclub in the world by DJ Magazine.
Canada Day Edition: Taking place Monday, July 1st from 1pm – 10pm on Olympic Island in Toronto, Electric Island is a fully licensed concert and picnic series featuring a stellar lineup of international and local artists set to deliver 9+ hours of music to help us celebrate our nations birthday. This edition features music from Sasha, Guy Gerber and Audiofly also local talent Jeff Button, Rafwat & Chorniy and Night Vision. Grab a picnic table or bring a blanket and relax, dance or simply embrace the moment with the beautiful Toronto skyline and waterfront by your side! 
More info on our website at: or on facebook at
PK Sound
In the Pro-Audio world, fidelity and accuracy have historically been the measures of success for a sound company. These standards have been set by previous generations, however we feel there is far more to achieve. In this age of technology, we believe there is more involved in providing an optimal sound experience than simply attending to the technical aspects of a concert. Beyond acoustic accuracy, beyond optimal levels, beyond the science of sound, there are also the elements of artistry, emotion and environment that engulf you and allow you to truly become part of the experience.
Have you ever been swept away by music? We got into this business because we have been captivated by music—and we want to help facilitate that experience for others. We believe that conveying the emotion of an artist is paramount. In our eyes, attending a concert is about more than just listening to music—it is about being surrounded by an intense energy, like a thick blanket surrounding every part of your being. To some this experience is primal; to others, it’s technological. But for all of us it is the bridge that connects audiences to artists and their craft.
At PK Sound we work with artists to help convey the feeling and intensity they wish to bring to their listeners. We view ourselves as an extension of the musical instrument, facilitating artistic communion and communication. Loud is not enough. Quality, precision, intensity and a feeling of immersion in the experience are our goals every time we put up a sound system.
We are not just a speaker company. We are dedicated to both the art and the science of sound. We have a passion for the music. We live for and love the community of artists and music-lovers who make our industry possible; these people are the foundation of our business. 
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Electric Island Canada Day w/Sasha, Guy Gerber + more – Announced! - June 12, 2013

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Monday July 1st 2013
Canada Day Long Weekend

Platform, Embrace & Footwork


Round 2 of Electric Island takes place Canada Day – Monday July 1st – at Toronto’s Centre Island. This fully licensed concert and picnic series features another stellar lineup of international and local artists set to deliver 9+ hours of music to help us celebrate our nations birthday! Grab a picnic table or bring a blanket and relax, dance or simply embrace the moment with the beautiful Toronto skyline and waterfront by your side!



★★★ SASHA ★★★



Jeff Button, Rafwat & Chorniy + Night Vision

★★★ 1pm-10pm ★★★

Electric Island is accessible via the Centre Island ferry, which can be boarded at 9 Queens Quay West, near the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. The ferry runs generally every 30 minutes. Full schedule and more information can be found on the website at

Ticket: $17.50 | 19+ Event | 1pm – 10pm
Tickets available online at:
*NEW* FERRY TICKET INCLUSIVE TICKET: $23.50 (bypass general ferry ticket line)


Electric Island Promo Video - May 15, 2013

Check out the new promo video just released and more on our video page:

Welcome to our new website! - May 14, 2013

Launched Today! Take a look around, lots of info here about the event.