Eagles of Death Metal I Flickr/Kmeron

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May 2 Mon

Canadian Music Week CMW is bringing more than 1,000 artists, including Eagles of Death Metal, Skepta, Lights, No Joy, and The Black Lips, to various venues around Downtown Toronto.

Downtown Toronto, ON

Canadian Music Week Downtown Toronto, ON CMW is bringing more than 1,000 artists, including Eagles of Death Metal, Skepta, Lights, No Joy, and The Black Lips, to various venues around Downtown Toronto.

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May 20 Fri

Pouzza Fest If you enjoy pizza, poutine, and punk rock, then Pouzza’s just for you. The three-day bender is set to do its best Fest-impersonation with the likes of Less Than Jake and Sick of It All.

Downtown Montreal, QC

Pouzza Fest Downtown Montreal, QC If you enjoy pizza, poutine, and punk rock, then Pouzza’s just for you. The three-day bender is set to do its best Fest-impersonation with the likes of Less Than Jake and Sick of It All.

Field Trip I Flickr/Arts & Crafts

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Jun 1 Wed

MUTEK Montreal MUTEK returns to Quartier des spectacles and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) for five full days of electronic music, audiovisual arts, and advanced nerding out with acts like Four Tet and Tim Hecker.

Quartier des spectacles, Montreal, QC

MUTEK Montreal Quartier des spectacles, Montreal, QC MUTEK returns to Quartier des spectacles and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) for five full days of electronic music, audiovisual arts, and advanced nerding out with acts like Four Tet and Tim Hecker.

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Jun 4 Sat

Field Trip Arts & Crafts Records’ annual festival is sticking to its two-day format with a hit bill. Catch bands like The National, Robyn, Santigold, and Toronto’s July Talk and Jazz Cartier.

Fort York & Garrison Commons, Toronto, ON

Field Trip Fort York & Garrison Commons, Toronto, ON Arts & Crafts Records’ annual festival is sticking to its two-day format with a hit bill. Catch bands like The National, Robyn, Santigold, and Toronto’s July Talk and Jazz Cartier.

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Jun 11 Sat

Bestival Toronto After last year’s #ferryproblems, this UK-transplanted festival is moving to The Beaches and bringing along the likes of The Cure, Tame Impala, Grimes, Jamie xx, and Porter Robinson.

Woodbine Park, Toronto, ON

Bestival Toronto Woodbine Park, Toronto, ON After last year’s #ferryproblems, this UK-transplanted festival is moving to The Beaches and bringing along the likes of The Cure, Tame Impala, Grimes, Jamie xx, and Porter Robinson.

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Jun 15 Wed

North by Northeast The offspring of SXSW is changing things up with a new venue at the Port Lands, an updated take on NXNE Clubland, and a new Interactive, Music & Gaming HQ at Ryerson University.

Downtown Toronto, ON

North by Northeast Downtown Toronto, ON The offspring of SXSW is changing things up with a new venue at the Port Lands, an updated take on NXNE Clubland, and a new Interactive, Music & Gaming HQ at Ryerson University.

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Jun 16 Thu

Levitation Vancouver Feel like daytripping? The offshoot of Austin’s Levitation festival is aiming to make things weird in Vancouver (again) with Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, and White Lung.

Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Levitation Vancouver Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Feel like daytripping? The offshoot of Austin’s Levitation festival is aiming to make things weird in Vancouver (again) with Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Thee Oh Sees, and White Lung.

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Jun 22 Wed

Sled Island The five-day event is being curated by Peaches, and with its alt favorites (Deafheaven, Guided By Voices) and indie gems (Angel Olsen, Julia Holter), it’s just another reason to visit Cowtown.

Downtown Calgary, AB

Sled Island Downtown Calgary, AB The five-day event is being curated by Peaches, and with its alt favorites (Deafheaven, Guided By Voices) and indie gems (Angel Olsen, Julia Holter), it’s just another reason to visit Cowtown.

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Jun 23 Thu

Amnesia Rockfest Canada’s biggest punk rock party is taking over the town of Montebello again for a weekend full of Blink-182, Korn, Sum 41, Limp Bizkit, and an endless sea of Chucks and Vans.

Marina de Montebello, Montebello, QC

Amnesia Rockfest Marina de Montebello, Montebello, QC Canada’s biggest punk rock party is taking over the town of Montebello again for a weekend full of Blink-182, Korn, Sum 41, Limp Bizkit, and an endless sea of Chucks and Vans.

Ottawa Bluesfest I Courtesy of Mark Horton

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Jul 2 Sat

Bud Light Digital Dreams Toronto’s summer kick-off is for ravers’ ears only as Armin van Buuren, Bassnectar, Destructo, Knife Party, and more are set to perform at Ontario Place.

The Flats at Ontario Place, Toronto, ON

Bud Light Digital Dreams The Flats at Ontario Place, Toronto, ON Toronto’s summer kick-off is for ravers’ ears only as Armin van Buuren, Bassnectar, Destructo, Knife Party, and more are set to perform at Ontario Place.

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Jul 7 Thu

Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa’s premier festival will bring out City And Colour, Wolf Parade, Earl Sweatshirt, The Lumineers, and a handful of throwbacks (Nelly, The Cult, Billy Idol). Not exactly a blues-only fest, but we're not complaining.

Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Bluesfest Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, ON Ottawa’s premier festival will bring out City And Colour, Wolf Parade, Earl Sweatshirt, The Lumineers, and a handful of throwbacks (Nelly, The Cult, Billy Idol). Not exactly a blues-only fest, but we're not complaining.

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Jul 8 Fri

Gridlock Festival Halifax’s inaugural fest has booked DIIV, American Football, Beach Slang, and Wintersleep for its first edition. Factor in the local grub, comedy acts, and brews from Stillwell Beer, and Gridlock is shaping up to be a festival that'll stick around.

Spatz Theatre, Halifax, NS

Gridlock Festival Spatz Theatre, Halifax, NS Halifax’s inaugural fest has booked DIIV, American Football, Beach Slang, and Wintersleep for its first edition. Factor in the local grub, comedy acts, and brews from Stillwell Beer, and Gridlock is shaping up to be a festival that'll stick around.

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Jul 14 Thu

Pemberton Music Festival With Squamish officially cancelled, Pemberton is stepping in for Western Canada with a three-day run that includes Pearl Jam, Ice Cube, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, and a must-see comedy bill, headlined by Cheech & Chong and Craig Robinson.

1835 Highway 99, Pemberton, BC

Pemberton Music Festival 1835 Highway 99, Pemberton, BC With Squamish officially cancelled, Pemberton is stepping in for Western Canada with a three-day run that includes Pearl Jam, Ice Cube, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, and a must-see comedy bill, headlined by Cheech & Chong and Craig Robinson.

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Jul 22 Fri

Hillside Festival The not-for-profit is giving back to the community in July and they have plans to match their 2015 lineup which included PG-13 acts such as BadBadNotGood, Natalie Prass, and Doldrums.

Guelph Lake Conservation Area, Guelph, ON

Hillside Festival Guelph Lake Conservation Area, Guelph, ON The not-for-profit is giving back to the community in July and they have plans to match their 2015 lineup which included PG-13 acts such as BadBadNotGood, Natalie Prass, and Doldrums.

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Jul 24 Sun

WayHome The Ontario festival is for all sorts of WayHomies -- even more so in 2016 as it’s set to host Arcade Fire, The Killers, Future, Major Lazer, and the return of LCD Soundsystem.

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, ON

WayHome Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, ON The Ontario festival is for all sorts of WayHomies -- even more so in 2016 as it’s set to host Arcade Fire, The Killers, Future, Major Lazer, and the return of LCD Soundsystem.

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Jul 29 Fri

Osheaga Montreal’s iteration of Lollapalooza makes its return to Île Sainte-Hélène with Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, Disclosure, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers rounding out the top spots.

Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC

Osheaga Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC Montreal’s iteration of Lollapalooza makes its return to Île Sainte-Hélène with Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, Disclosure, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers rounding out the top spots.

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Jul 30 Sat

VELD Music Festival VELD is Canada’s kandied-out answer to EDC, and this year’s edition will feature deadmau5, Flume, Steve Aoki, Travi$ Scott, and more. Expect madness (and birthday cakes).

Downsview Park, Toronto, ON

VELD Music Festival Downsview Park, Toronto, ON VELD is Canada’s kandied-out answer to EDC, and this year’s edition will feature deadmau5, Flume, Steve Aoki, Travi$ Scott, and more. Expect madness (and birthday cakes).

Die Antwoord I Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com

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Aug 5 Fri

IleSoniq Montreal’s Ă®leSoniq is turning 3 in August, and its only wish is to go full neon. Last year’s highlights include Kaskade, Die Antwoord, Azealia Banks, and Flosstradamus.

Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC

IleSoniq Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC Montreal’s Ă®leSoniq is turning 3 in August, and its only wish is to go full neon. Last year’s highlights include Kaskade, Die Antwoord, Azealia Banks, and Flosstradamus.

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Aug 6 Sat

Heavy Montreal FYI: Heavy Montreal isn’t going anywhere. The outdoor metal fest is set to throw down horns with Disturbed, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and another DIY bout of Heavy Mania Wrestling.

Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC

Heavy Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC FYI: Heavy Montreal isn’t going anywhere. The outdoor metal fest is set to throw down horns with Disturbed, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, and another DIY bout of Heavy Mania Wrestling.

Toronto Urban Roots Fest I Courtesy of Toronto Urban Roots Fest

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Sep 14-19

Toronto Urban Roots Fest TURF’s 2016 lineup is still a strong TBD, but given its history, it’s guaranteed to showcase the best in indie rock, local food trucks, and Instagram-worthy craft beers.

Historic Fort York Common, Toronto, ON

Toronto Urban Roots Fest Historic Fort York Common, Toronto, ON TURF’s 2016 lineup is still a strong TBD, but given its history, it’s guaranteed to showcase the best in indie rock, local food trucks, and Instagram-worthy craft beers.