Veld Music Festival announces 2023 lineup

VELD festival stage (Courtesy: VELD/@paulignac)

VELD Music Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, returning to Toronto’s Downsview Park from Aug. 4 to 6.  

The event will include a global debut back-to-back headlining performance from “RezzMau5”, a collaboration between Canadian artists Deadmau% and Rezz. This will be the first time the two artists perform together on stage and marks a full circle moment as Deadmau5 was one of VELD’s original headline acts in 2012. 

Other headliners for the event are Grammy Award-winning artists Tiesto, andDJ/producer Zedd,  electronic dance music trio and founders of Group Therapy Radio Above and Beyond, and renowned Canadian dance music duo Loud Luxury, producer Illenium will also be making his VELD debut this year.  

In 2023, the hillside stage, presented by RAPSEASON, will exclusively feature U.K. rapper Central Cee as the headliner. British hip-hop duo Krept and Konan, and drill artist K-Trap will also be making their highly anticipated debuts at VELD. 

(Courtesy: VELD/@domenicmorabito)

“We couldn’t be more excited to announce this year’s lineup and celebrate our 10th anniversary with some of our favourite performers from VELD’s past, as well as introduce some new faces and genres to continue to make this the highlight of Toronto’s summer,” Talal Farisi, music director, INK Entertainment Group said in a statement on Friday. 

Other notable acts this year include Grammy-nominated electronic music duo Sofi Tukker and Meduza, the biggest global streaming Italian artist to date, and Vancouver-bred electronic music duo Bob Moses. 

Stages at VELD include three different music experiences, with Electronic Dance Music (EDM) on the main stage, house music on the Sirkus Stage, U.K. hip hop featured on the Hillside stage, and dubstep and bass for the rest of the festival. 

Pre-sale tickets for the event starts on Feb.1 at 9 a.m. EST, and general tickets go on sale Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. EST. 

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