Beyond the actual meaning of the word AIM, these three letters are also an acronym for the festival's mission. Art, Innovation, and Movement: these principles serve as the unifying theme of the event with the goal to DEEPEN THE EXPLORATION OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC.
Strong artistic elements including multimedia workshops on site, an artistic convergence between electronic music and digital art, and the coordination of performances and art installations on site.
An unpretentious approach, inspired by European festivals, with a refined musical program, and an incomparable festival site.
The inspiration to create a gathering, a real movement between international and local artists, while offering festivalgoers the opportunity to broaden their experience of electronic music.
AN INSPIRED EXPERIENCE
The three-day experience - inspired by European electronic music festivals, where festivalgoers are immersed in a natural surrounding – brings together the elements of the biggest and most forward-thinking festivals on the planet, with its spectacular outdoor location, like the Open-Air Festival in Amsterdam, along with the community spirit of Burning Man, and the eclectic nature of the crowd of Electric Zoo in New York.
AIM will be held less than an hour drive from Montreal, at Parc Carillon (located in the Laurentians, on the Outaouais border – shuttles will be available from the Montmorency metro station). ''The site is simply incredible'', says Artistic Director and AIM co-founder, François Lebaron. ''With the river and the forest that line the park's borders, and the historical monoliths that mark the Battle of Long Sault…it gives off such a strong, techno vibe- a something even of Berlin. It's simply the perfect spot for us to create the 360 degree experience we want to offer.''
"WE HOPE TO HAVE A NEW APPROACH WITH THE AIM FESTIVAL: TO CREATE A MOVEMENT, AND A COMMUNITY''
Contrary to events held in an urban environment, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to enjoy the music on offer without any time constraints – 40 hours of music over the 3 days, and 32 hours non-stop from Saturday to Sunday.
The variety of electronic music on offer will take place on three distinct stages: one dedicated to chill out music that's making a comeback, and two other main stages featuring both local and international artists, like the Pachanga Boys, who will be making their North American comeback after a two-year absence.
TIGA – THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS– JAMIE XX - FOUR TET (LIVE) KERRI CHANDLER - MARTIN BUTTRICH - PLEASUREKRAFT – KEVIN SAUNDERSON PARANOID LONDON (LIVE) - PACHANGA BOYS – WOLF + LAMB - ISOLÉE (LIVE) – PIG&DAN -GUY J – DJTHREE - EDU IMBERNON – ALEXI DELANO - CHAIM (DJ + LIVE) – AXEL BOMAN - PAOLO ROCCO – BEDOUIN - FORREST – EEKKOO – TESLA BOY (LIVE) NATURE OF MUSIC – DREEMS– AUNTIE FLO – THOMASH.
LOST HEROES (CHRISTIAN PRONOVOST) – PAT BOOGIE – THOMAS VON PARTY (TIGA'S BROTHER) – MIGHTYKAT – JAY LONDON – SHASH'U – CRI – IRON GALAXY SHAYDAKISS – JOUBIN – NATHAN BURNS & SOUNDSHAPER - PFREUD – NYMRA & SOFISTICATED – OHM HOURANI – JALIL - ADAM – HUSA MIKE - LARRY - GREEN & LATEEZ - ALICIA HUSH – HEAD NODDERS – ELECTRO-ACRYLIQUE .
GENERAL INFORMATION & TICKETS
The AIM FESTIVAL will be held on June 26, 27, and 28.
ON SITE: restaurant, food trucks, and campsites.
3-day Regular Pass: $99 + taxes and service charges
3-day Premium Pass: $140 + taxes and service charges
AIM is an artistic organization dedicated to becoming a unique Canadian platform for exposing festivalgoers to leading-edge multimedia art, sound, and digital technology.
With a focus on live performance, interactive, multimedia art, sound and digital technologies, AIM offers a new, non-pretentious vision of the festival industry.
AIM also hopes to make a difference in the world, offering financial support to groups providing direct help to young people in need such as Jeunes musiciens du monde, Fondation Rivières, and the Fondation d'Aide Directe – SIDA Montréal.
''THE MONTREAL ELECTRONIC MUSIC SCENE IS RICH, AMBITIOUS, AND BLOSSOMING. MORE THAN 20 LOCAL ARTISTS WILL PLAY SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LINE UP AT THE AIM FESTIVAL.'' François Lebaron, Artistic Director & Co-Founder -AIM
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