VELD Festival

VELD thumps two days of EDM into Downsview Park

This weekend VELD, Caribana, and OVO Fest made Toronto's downtown streets safe for all haters of fun, and us goths especially have Downsview Park's explosion of almost 40,000 colour-saturated, scantily clad EDM fans to thank. The neon troops danced up a storm to Calvin Harris, Zedd, Armin Van Buuren, DVBBS and more on Saturday and Sunday. While Waka Flocka couldn't show, Iggy Azalea was there assuring that we'll drop a "Fancy" reference along with every radio station you tune into right now.

The weekend turned into a tragedy for one young couple, apparently linked to drugs sold on site. 13 others were taken to hospital. While fatalities should never only reduced to statistics, the sadly common occurrence of death at EDM festivals are, as this Billboard piece points out, a conversation the scene needs to have. Watch out for each other, dance fans.

Here are 35 photos of one of Toronto's biggest summer raves (just kidding, we didn't say rave).


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