The Rifflandia festival on Victoria Island is back this fall after a four-year hiatus, and if you’ve ever missed it, here’s your chance.
The Rifflandia festival first held on August 29, 2008. It is a four-day music festival held on Victoria Island. The festival has no fixed dates and takes place within a month from the last weekend of August to the last weekend of September.
In 2022 it is from September 15th to 18th, festival goers can immerse themselves in the ultimate live music experience with over 75 artists at Rifflandia’s two main venues: The Park and Electric Avenue. Located in Victoria’s Royal Sports Park, the park is a licensed venue for all ages, featuring festive headlines, all-day events and programming.
Electric Avenue is a licensed 19+ venue including Discovery Street, Pembroke Street and Store Street, located at the northern end of the Arts and Innovation District Downtown Core. Electric Avenue is the late-night hub of the festival, featuring six different stages.
The interesting story about the Rifflandia Music Festival is that during this Covid – 19 pandemic, they did not go online to continue the music festival because they wanted to work on promoting better live music that everyone can listen to in person. When performing music, there is a better experience and enjoyment. They do not want the audience to enjoy the music by staring at the screen for a long time. They hope that everyone can share their favorite music face-to-face with friends and family. And this year will be starring two strong women who know how to please a crowd: Lorde and Charli XCX. Artists performing at the event span popular genres such as hip-hop, electronica, bass, pop, modern rock and even folk—everyone has a fun live performance. More than a hundred musical artists are ready to perform.