London Ontario’s BlockParty is bringing you great music, good vibes, and lasting memories!
Summer is one of the best times to live in London Ontario. The warm weather months are full of festivals and events to keep your summer full of amazing memories. And summer is made for making memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. BlockParty is exactly the kind of amazing London, Ontario event that is made for making memories. BlockParty is one giant party that lasts for the weekend. You can choose to attend both days, or just one, but honestly, once you have a taste of the first day, there is no way that you’re going to want to miss out on the second. This music festival is all about having the hottest and best artists playing for you and bringing you music that is pumping, vibes that are grooving, and the kind of performances that leave a lasting impression for a lifetime. The EDM artists that are lined up for this year’s BlockParty are the best of the best. They are the kind of DJs and performer that understand how to respond to the crowd and give large groups of people exactly what they need to have an amazing time, enjoying unreal music in a live setting. Anyone who has been to a music festival before knows that DJs who pay attention to the crowd are the best kind. There is so much more to the crowd than just enjoying the music. The comradery and connection that you feel towards your fellow partygoers grows with each and every song that you experience together in this incredible setting. This incredible non-stop fun party takes place in the downtown neighborhood, which means that it’s right in the heart of London Ontario and is accessible to all. You’ll get to meet all kinds of different people at an event like this as Londoners come together to make memories together and celebrate this beautiful city that we live in.
BlockParty has been an annual event in London Ontario since 2010. It used to take place in a block in the downtown, where they would section off the roads from cars and event goers could party on the streets of their beautiful downtown city. Then it was moved to a parking lot in downtown, which was setup to host the party, but in recent years, BlockParty was moved to be hosted in the absolutely beautiful and perfect venue of Harris Park. The benefits of this move is that it’s still downtown and still close to the after party location at London Music Hall, but it’s also right next to the beautiful Thames River, and is set in a stunning green park with trees and the city skyline as the backdrop to this incredible music festival. It’s an incredible experience that no one should miss. The event has always brought in incredible talent in the vast EDM genres, but it feels like every year they manage to top the last with the explosive and entertaining party experience that they craft for all of the music festival goers. DJs come from all over the world, and some started local, but every one of them is full of talent and knows how to really interact with the crowd.
This event takes place in Harris Park in London Ontario, which means that this amazing event is set in a beautiful park with beautiful views of the Thames River right there. Harris Park is located right on the edge of downtown, which means that you can spend the day shopping, eating, and exploring, and then have just a short walk to the event!
BlockParty is an annual event and this year it’s going to take place on September 15th and September 16, 2018. The event is a rain or shine deal, so if the forecast is calling for bad weather, be prepared to get a little wet. Entry into the festival is from 4pm-10:15pm and once you’re in, you’re in. There is no re-entry. But don’t worry, everything you’re going to need is right there in that event.
You can get them, cash only, at the box office at the front gate day of, but let’s be honest, no one wants to wait until the last minute to get tickets for an event this good since it’s first come first serve. Instead of waiting, you can get your tickets beforehand at the London Music Hall box office, ticketmaster.ca, or by phone by calling 1-855-985-5000. Here are the ticket options available:
General admission – single pass. $65 – Friday.
General admission – single pass. $65 – Saturday.
General admission – Two Day pass $89.50 – Friday and Saturday
VIP – Two Day Pass $109.50 includes, VIP only entrance, VIP only area near stage, VIP only raised platform, VIP only bar, VIP only washroom
VIP SQUAD – Six pack of VIP tickets $480 includes, VIP only entrance, VIP only area near stage, VIP only raised platform, VIP only bar, VIP only washroom
The best bang for your buck is the VIP SQUAD pack. Each of the six people only end up paying around $80 per ticket, which means you’re getting the VIP treatment on the cheap. But those tickets are limited to a smaller number so that VIP still means shorter bathroom wait times, shorter bar lines, and getting into the event faster. Plus, who wouldn’t want to be closer to the artists performing? But no matter what ticket you go with, you’re still going to have an amazing experience enjoying truly amazing sets put on for you by incredibly talented artists who want nothing more than to keep the party going for you all evening long.
The only bad part of a giant, fun party is the end of it. But the end of BlockParty does not need to be the end of fun. Every year there is an official After Party. It’s located just a short walk away from Harris Park at London Music Hall. It’s a 19+ event and there is one following each day of festival starting right at 11pm. Keep the good times going, the vibes pumping, and the fun never-ending by heading to London Music Hall right after BlockParty to enjoy more music, more good times, more drinks and more fun. On Friday, Sept 14th the opening set at the After Party is going to be KINGZMN. On Saturday, the opening set is going to be Khardiac.
Of course staying hydrated is so important when it comes to festivals. You don’t want to get dehydrated and sick and miss out on the fun, so BlockParty has free water stations set up for people to fill up and stay happy and hydrated. They’re allowing small, clear plastic water bottles to be brought in so that you can fill up with water throughout the day. One of the best parts of festivals and events in London Ontario is the amazing food vendors that we have here that participate. Delicious food, that is going to hit the spot in a big way, is going to be available for purchase. And don’t worry, there are gluten-free options included in those vendors, so you’re bound to find something tantalizing to snack on, no matter what your restrictions are. For those who want to wash down their food with a nice cold beer or some other kind of alcoholic beverage, there will be bars set up in the event so that you can do just that. Because what kind of party doesn’t have a bar? Not this one.
BlockParty is designed to leave you wanting for nothing so that you can enjoy the venue, live off the vibes, and make memories to last a lifetime. If you’re hungry or thirsty, there are things available. ATM available on site, just in case you forgot to bring cash with you. There are also restrooms available. Those who were smart enough to purchase VIP passes are going to have access to VIP only washrooms, which means shorter lines and wait time. First aid stations with emergency professionals are right there for you, just in case you need it, but make sure to stay hydrated and take care of yourself so that you can enjoy the music festival to the full effect. There are a bunch of parking lots all located in a 1-3 block radius since this event takes place in Harris Park, which is right on the edge of downtown. But why bother driving at all? There are multiple bus routes that go to Harris Park, so why not just take public transit and enjoy the day, worry free.
This year’s BlockParty is going to give you the best in class when it comes to EDM. Get ready for artists that are ready to play to a crowd and give you all of the hype, energy, vibes that you would expect from an EDM concert. But more than that, this lineup of artists is structured specifically to keep you flying from one musical high to another completely different experience all evening long.
Zedd is an award winning DJ, record producer, and songwriter. He’s talented and plays multiple instruments. He’s mainly creates electro house music, but has also created other genres such as progressive house, dubstep, and classical music.
Kaskade is a DJ, remixer, and record producer. He won 2011’s America’s Best DJ award.
Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace make up this DJ and remixer duo.
Markus Schulz is a music producer and DJ. He also is the founder of label Coldharbour Recordings and Schulz Music Group. He’s worked with artists such as Madona, Jewel, and Fat Boy Slim.
BTSM, aka Black Tiger Sex Machine, is an electronic music trio. They’re known for their dark and aggressive electronic music as well as their performances that are so much more than just DJ performances.
MELVV creates bright and cheerful EDM music. He’s a producer and used music to get out of depression. He’s also known for his R&B musical influence on his work.
Wax Motif is a DJ and producer. He has had the support and critical acclaim from some of the most popular in his genres such as Diplo, A-Trak, and Major Lazer. On the Red Bull Stage the lineup includes:
Pleasurekraft has a beautiful vision of displaying the beauty of the cosmos through techno music. They are “creating a space within the genre reserved for music that is not only danceable, but thematically inclined toward a higher consciousness.”
Saad Ayub’s beautiful blend of trance, techno, and progressive house music makes his dance music a unique sound that invigorates crowds.
Tim Penner has been working in the electronic music industry for over a decade. He is known for sounds that are atmospheric, has incredible builds, and orchestral soundscapes.
Weska makes techno music that is specifically made to hit majorly on big sound systems.
Alex Hawken is an electronic musician that blends techno, disco, house and more to make an incredible dancing experience.
Bassoo is a DJ in the electronic music genre.
Darien Night & Wil
This DJ/producing duo creates Dance, EDM, House, Deep House, and Future House music
FDJT is an electronic DJ that is gaining traction fast. On top of that, FDJT isn’t taking himself too seriously and is incredibly relatable as he makes killer beats.
Fuego is a talented electronic musician that is going to provide a great experience.
Justin Chung’s music could be described as “groovy” or “catchy”. He blends tech-house, minimal, techno, tribal, progressive, and electro.
Get ready to feel the music that Marcos creates.
The Incredible Melting Man
Incredible Melting Man, aka Melty, is an award winning electronic artist who thrives on live performances and hyping up crowds. If you’ve never been to Blockparty before, then let this be the year that you start. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy yourself, forget all of the things in life that might be getting you down, and enjoy the wonders that this great city offers: a beautiful park, amazing events, delicious food, fantastic music, and good vibes.