Connected Events, Aqua Audio and Urban Metropolis Entertainment proudly announce the 2013 headliners for Badlands Stampede Music Festival. Taking place July 5–7 (Calgary Stampede weekend) from 4pm-11pm, this brand new festival in Canada Olympic Park (88 Olympic Way SW) features 18 incredible acts, and is bound to be the most unforgettable outdoor experience of the summer. For full ticket and festival information, visit badlandsmusicfest.com.
Afrojack | afrojack.com
Grammy Award-winning Afrojack has become one of electronic dance music’s major icons. From humble DJ beginnings in his native country of Holland, he has grown to become a multi-award winning, platinum-selling producer, working with such artists as David Guetta, Madonna and Beyonce.
Kaskade | kaskademusic.com
Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, has been in the trenches of the EDM scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade. He has scored nine Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay Chart, created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyoncé and has performed between 150 and 200 headlining shows a year for the last 10 years.
Pretty Lights | prettylightsmusic.com
Pretty Lights is the musical vision of Colorado-based producer Derek Smith. At a time when music lovers across all genres are finding common ground in the form of bangin’ beats, Pretty Lights provides electro organic cutting-edge party rocking beats that fill venues with energy and emotion and send dance floors into frenzies. Pretty Lights has given away more than three million free album downloads to date.
Steve Aoki | steveaoki.com
DJ/Producer Steve Aoki is the founder of the label Dim Mak Records. Not only has his mixes been featured on BBC Radio, he has also collaborated with such artists as LMFAO, Kid Cudi, Travis Barker, will.i.am (Zuper Blahq), Wynter Gordon, Rivers Cuomo, Lil Jon and Big John (former guitarist of the punk band The Exploited). Aoki tours relentlessly, performing an average of 250 shows a year.
Adventure Club | soundcloud.com/AdventureClubDubstep
Adventure Club is an electronic music duo hailing from Montreal, Canada. Comprised of Christian Srigley and Leighton James, this production outfit specializes in meshing dubstep’s chainsaw synths with delicate vocals and surprisingly upbeat melodies, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs.
Excision | excision.ca
Bass will rain down from above for hours as Excision’s skills as a DJ and producer shine like an unholy light from the underworld. The true champion of bass music, Excision hails from Kelowna, British Columbia. Armed with a library of destruction and filth, Excision has time and time again tested the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres. The artist is also the co-founder of bass music conglomerate ROTTUN Recordings.
Gareth Emery | garethemery.com
Most DJ/producers don’t crack into the DJMag Top 100 before the age of 30. Most of them don’t shun major label attention. Gareth Emery, with his potent blend of trance, house, electro and techno, however, is not your average major league artist. His ground-breaking podcast started back in 2006, and has been nominated several times for the Miami IMDA Best Podcast award.
Matt & Kim | mattandkimmusic.com
Matt & Kim is an indie duo based out of Brooklyn, NY. They have earned a Gold Record for the upbeat, stick-in-your-head track “Daylight,”; played festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo; and have won three MTV Awards, including Breakthrough Video Music Award, Best Video Woodie Award and Best Live Band. The duo’s live shows are legendary for constant, in-your-face exuberance.
Morgan Page | morgan-page.com
Morgan Page has certainly come a long way from his hometown Burlington, Vermont. In 2011, his remix of Nadia Ali’s “Fantasy” received a Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. In the meantime, he also received four International Dance Music Award nominations, including 2012’s “Best American DJ (North America)”. His newest album In The Air garnered Page his first #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay Chart and his first gold single.
Also included in the line-up are Adam K, Getter, GTA, M Machine, Mord Fustang, Nadastorm, Sultan & Ned Sheppard, The Proxxy and X Kore.
Connected Entertainment & Aqua Audio are one of Western Canada’s most consistent and respected large-scale event promoters. From their famous indoor arena events, the most talked about outdoor gatherings, and unforgettable nightclub experiences, they bring truly world-class artists and festivals to Western Canada. For more information visit connectedevents.ca and www.aquaaudio.ca.
Badlands Stampede Music Festival takes place June 5–7 in Canada Olympic Park (88 Olympic Way SW). Ticket pre-sale starts on April 24; pre-sale codes are available through Connected Entertainment and Aqua Audio social media. General on-sale starts April 26 at 10am. Ticket prices range from $169-$299 and can be purchased online, as well as through various vendors throughout Edmonton and Calgary. For a full list of vendors, to buy tickets online, and for other festival information, visit badlandsmusicfest.com.