Igloofest 2010: Doctorin' the House!

Words by: Lisa Loco
Posted: 15/12/09 10:35

Igloofest 2010It's kooky as hell, and it's called Igloofest. What on earth? Yes, Canada's madcap igloo kingdom returns for the fourth year running this January, to change the face of the Jacques-Cartier Quay, at the Old Port, in Montreal, Quebec.

Sporting a top selection of audio and visual acts, and a mentalist massive, who will all be locked tight into one-piece snowsuits, goggles and gloves, it's sure to be yet another very special spectacle.

Inviting you in from the cold to enjoy a meaty caribou brew and mountains of mayhem this time around will be an evening line-up that ranges from Mark Farina to M.A.N.D.Y to the Ninja Tune crew. So say goodbye to the noughties and hello to no less than nine nights of sub-zero hotness.

The cocktail of festivities are spread over three weekend sessions, running 6pm - midnight, and commence 14th - 16th, followed by a second blast between 21st - 23rd, with the finale taking place from 28th - 30th January.

Amusingly, this year the Igloofest team has gone into overdrive on the timely and world-relevant theme of virals and vaccinations. Even breaking down their timetable into ‘clinics', courtesy of Scion, Musique Plus, and hosts Piknic Electronik, inviting you to ‘enter this contagious atmosphere risk-free', so you ‘ice-scape' the pandemic! Whatever. It all sounds like a decidedly different dose of fun, and something else to look out for is their annual off-the-wall ski suit competition, ‘a veritable outdoor museum exhibition'.

For, as the strange viral videos reveal, from supermarket to strip-club setting, ‘There's a better place to have fun in one-piece'. And that place is, of course, Igloofest.

So if you're thinking of spreading the love and tuning into their cool in 2010, then here's the line-up, as a first port of call for the adventurous. Yes, ‘Doctorin' the House'. Enjoy the trip...

1st clinic by Scion
Thursday 14th January    
Doctors on Duty:
David Carretta (Fr), Jesse Rose (UK), Mini (Ca)

Friday 15th January   
Doctors on Duty: Cyberpresse
Robert Babicz (De), Popof (Fr), Adultnapper (Us), Monopoly (Ca)

Saturday 16th January    
Doctors on Duty: Osheaga
LA Riots (US), Renaissance Man (Fi), Living~Stone (Ca)

2nd clinic by Musique Plus
Thursday 21st January    
Doctors on Duty: Techno.fm
Mark Farina (US), MightyKat (Ca), Maus (Ca)

Friday 22nd January
Doctors on Duty: Journal Métro
Italoboyz (UK), Zoo Brazil (Sw), MadKids (Ca)

Saturday 23rd January    
Doctors on Duty: Bande à part
Guy Gerber (Il), Matt Tolfrey (UK), ROUX Soundsystem (Ca)

3rd clinic by Piknic Electronik
Thursday 28th January    
Doctors on Duty: Resident Advisor & MUTEK
M.A.N.D.Y (De), Robag Wruhme (ex-Wighnomy Brothers) (De), Cocktail Club Soundsystem (Ca)

Friday 29th January   
Doctors on duty: 33mag & Ninja Tune
King Cannibal (UK), Rusko (UK), Douster (Fr), Ghostbeard (Ca)

Saturday 30th January
Doctors on duty: Nightlife Magazine
Joris Voorn (Nl), Nick Fanculli (UK), Stefny Winter (US)

Igloofest 2010
Jacques-Cartier Quay, Old Port of Montreal
6pm to midnight - Ages 18+
Tickets: $10 (+ taxes & fees) - Passes: $65 (+ taxes & fees)


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