The Victoria festival, going down in September, features a few stages dedicated to dance music.
The large-scale event—which features two outdoor daytime stages in the BC capital's Royal Athletic Park as well as 14 nighttime venues across downtown—has always shown an interest in dance music. This year is no different, with both the Market Square and Lucky Bar (co-presented by Subdivision and RBMA) largely dedicated to club sounds from Thursday through Saturday nights.
Market Square will play home to mostly bigger names, including disco edits duo Tiger & Woods, Addison Groove and EDM-leaning artists Zeds Dead, Vaski and Paper Diamond. Victoria's own Hrdvsion and Vancouver duo Sabota have also been booked for the venue.
Lucky Bar, meanwhile, focuses on more underground and experimental sounds. Tessela, Graze and Visionist will each headline an evening, backed up by Avalon Emerson and a grip of Vancouverites—Michael Red, Max Ulis, Rennie Foster and Mood Hut's Hashman Deejay, among others. WolfSheep will also host some electronic acts, including Taal Mala, Wax Romeo and BnW, the collaboration between Blondtron and Waspy.
The rest of Rifflandia's lineup spans hip-hop to indie rock, including Danny Brown, Death Cab For Cutie, The New Pornographers and Serena Ryder, as well as sets from Rusko and Girl Talk in the park.