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Igloofest 2013: Lineup Highlights

By November 20, 2012

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Igloofest 2013, Montreal's annual outdoor winter music festival, promises to the be the biggest and best edition yet.Above: techno is BACK courtesy of a growing movement pushing the genre to re-emerge on dancefloors worldwide. One of its freshest faces happens to be London expat turned Berliner Tommy Four Seven, who'll be closing Igloofest's 2013 edition come February. Check out a clip of his work, just below. Photo courtesy of CLR

Igloofest 2013 -- i.e., the 7th edition of North America's hottest subzero winter rave -- is going to be bigger than ever come January and for the first time in Igloofest history, February.

Yes. February.

The outdoor winter music fest is extending its usual three-weekend January run well into February, if only to accommodate the event's massive crowds that just keep growing with every edition as the masses realize that dancing in -10C weather is, contrary to inexperienced belief, REALLY FUN. And in my experienced experience, it gets hot. I always inevitably have to open my jacket while I'm dancing, regardless of how cold the night might be. Anyone skipping Igloofest over weather issues has my sympathy for missing out on one of the most exhilarating dance events on the continent.

Igloofest 2013, Montreal's annual outdoor winter music festival, promises to the be the biggest and best edition yet.Igloofest 2013 promises to the be the biggest and best edition yet, with organizers tacking on an unprecedented fourth weekend to the annual subzero music fest. Photo Frederika Wellett

And the lineup features some major heavy hitters this edition. Of course, there's not a South American (you hearing me, Hernan Cattaneo?!), nor Mediterranean, nor Southeast Asian native in sight, but an abundance of UK, French, Dutch, American, German, Russian and of course, Canadian talent round out the 2013 Igloofest bill, fearless warriors scoffing at the very notion of frostbite come spin time.

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