When is îLESONIQ 2024?

îLESONIQ 2024 will take place on August 10 and 11, 2024. Doors open at 1 p.m., and performances begin at 2 p.m.
îLESONIQ in the city will take place on August 9, 2024.

Allowed on site

YES Baby strollers
YES Beach towels and blankets
YES Binoculars
YES Chewing gum and mints
YES Dancing shoes
YES Digital cameras
- No professional cameras with lenses longer than 2.5” or other type of detachable lenses
YES Disposable cameras
YES Ear plugs
YES Electronic cigarettes
YES Eye drops
YES Hand sanitizer
YES Hydration packs
- Empty when entering the site
YES Lip balm
YES Phones and chargers
YES Small backpacks and bags/purses
- Please note: all bags will be searched
YES Sunscreen
- No flammable aerosol cans
YES Service animals
YES Smiles
YES Water bottles
- Empty when entering the site
- We encourage reusable water bottles
- Water fountains on site
YES Water misters
- Empty when entering the site
- No flammable aerosol cans
YES Waterproof ponchos, small umbrellas

NO Animals
- Except service animals
NO Beach balls, soccer balls, Frisbees
- Or any type of balls
NO Camping chairs
- No long folding chairs
- No all-metal or hard plastic chairs
- No sunshades
NO Detachable lenses or lenses longer than 2.5"
NO Discriminatory or culturally appropriated items
NO Divisive symbols
NO Drones
NO Firearms, knives or weapons of any kind
- No guns, ammo, pocket knives, pepper spray, tasers, etc.
NO Flags or banners
NO Flammables
NO Glass bottles and cans
NO Hard-sided coolers
NO Illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Please check regulations regarding cannabis and cannabis products
- Prescriptions must be properly labeled and in a container whose label matches the holder's ID
NO Items intended for sales or promotions
- You need approval from the festival organizers
- Items of the sort will be confiscated
NO Large backpacks (camping style)
NO Large sports umbrellas
NO Laser pointers
NO Markers or paint pens
NO Megaphones
NO Musical instruments
NO Outside alcoholic beverages
NO Professional video or audio recording equipment
NO Selfie sticks or similar monopods
NO Skateboards
NO Tents
- Camping is prohibited at Parc Jean-Drapeau
NO Totems
NO Toy guns or water guns
NO Walkie-talkies
Items on this list will be confiscated. We recommend not bringing them to the event site to save you the extra hassle. Any item deemed inappropriate by festival security can also be confiscated.

Is the festival an all-ages event?

Yes, îLESONIQ is an all-ages event! Children aged 10 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid îLESONIQ festival ticket. From 11 years old and over, they must have a valid ticket to enter.

*Due to the limited space available in the premium spaces, each person admitted to these sections will need to have a FRONT STAGE, GOLD, SKY LOUNGE ticket or DIAMOND, including children.

Cannabis regulations

All cannabis products brought to the festival site must be sealed in SQDC packaging or packaging from any other official government source and must have been purchased legally. Any cannabis products that do not conform to the law will not be accepted or allowed on site. Individuals may carry up to 30 grams, the maximum quantity permitted by law. No sale or consumption of cannabis is allowed on the site.

Will there be a Lost & Found at the Festival?

All unclaimed lost items during the festival are brought to the Bell Centre, where it will be possible for you to claim them.

You must first send an e-mail to: [email protected] describing the lost item (colour, size, an image attached If you have one)

If the lost item is found, you will need to come to the Bell Centre at 1225 St-Antoine Street, Montreal, H3C 5L2 after receiving confirmation from the security team.

Unclaimed driver’s licenses and health insurance card unclaimed will be returned by mail.

Can I work or volunteer at îLESONIQ?

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What if it rains?

Rain or shine, the show must go on! Please check the weather before coming to the site and dress accordingly!

Poor weather conditions may force us to interrupt the schedule temporarily. Follow our social media pages for the latest information.

Can I leave the festival site and come back later?

Re-admission will be allowed at 7 p.m.
Festival program

What happens if an artist cancels?

All scheduled performances at the festival, including those of headlining artists, are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refunds will be given for such changes or cancellations.

What is the 2024 lineup?

Our full lineup can be found HERE.

Who are the headliners?

We're thrilled to welcome DJ Snake on Saturday, August 10 and Tiësto on Sunday, August 11 as the headliners of îLESONIQ 2024!

Can I buy my tickets through a reseller?

Only tickets originally purchased through îLESONIQ's official ticketing partners (evenko and Ticketmaster) are guaranteed to be valid.
We cannot guarantee the validity or support for any tickets purchased by unauthorized third parties. There is no way to ensure the validity of a ticket purchased from a vendor other than evenko or Ticketmaster until it successfully scans into the venue EVERY day. Adding this ticket to your digital wallet in advance does not ensure it is valid.

How can I buy îLESONIQ tickets?

All tickets can be purchased online here or by phone at 1-877-668-8269. 

Select the type of ticket you wish to purchase and review your order; evenko will not exchange or refund tickets.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any transaction that exceeds the authorized limit.

Can I come to the festival for just one day?

Yes, you will be able to buy single-day tickets for Saturday, August 10 or Sunday August 11 once they are on sale!

What type of tickets will I receive?

Great news! îLESONIQ is going mobile. You’ll be able to access and manage your digital tickets directly in your îLESONIQ account using the email address entered at the time of purchase.

Can I upgrade my General Admission ticket to GOLD or SKY LOUNGE?

If you purchased a General Admission Ticket but want to upgrade to the full GOLD TICKET or SKY LOUNGE TICKET experience, no problem! We’ll upgrade you. Contact us at [email protected] or at 1-877-668-8269.

When can I buy my 2024 tickets?

Two-day tickets and single-day tickets are on sale now HERE

Does îLESONIQ offer payment options?

Yes. You can select the option “Klarna” when you check out to make four payments, one every two weeks. Follow the steps to create your customer account and Klarna will automatically charge the pre-scheduled payments to your credit card.
Safety, venue and service

Where does the festival take place?

îLESONIQ takes place in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Saint-Hélène, a peaceful island set just outside the bustling hub of Montréal, one of North America’s most exciting cities. This beautiful site is a mixture of rolling meadows and forested areas accented by flowerbeds and open-air artwork brought to the island for Montréal’s Expo ’67. îLESONIQ's three stages are spread out amidst this unique and beautiful park.

What can I eat and drink on site?

îLESONIQ aims to provide you with a diverse selection of quality food. For more info, please consult the îLESONIQ aims to provide you with a diverse selection of quality food choices. For more info, please see the Food and beverage section.

You can buy beverages such as water, beer and other spirits on site. The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18. Please have two valid identity documents if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages at the venue.

It is permitted to bring an empty reusable water bottle to the îLESONIQ site for refilling at the water fountains. Bringing alcohol is not allowed. Please consume alcohol in moderation.

You may bring a snack for personal consumption (e.g. a candy bar). Meals, sandwiches, coolers and lunch boxes are not allowed on site.

What kind of facilities and services will there be at îLESONIQ?

    • Many choices of food vendors including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options
    • Water and other soft drinks
    • Beer and other alcoholic beverages
    • Clean restrooms at several convenient locations on site
    • Recycling and compost bins

    Will îLESONIQ be accessible for people with reduced mobility?

    îLESONIQ is committed to providing a unique experience for people with mobility and functional disabilities. Our facilities will have signs, an information booth, dedicated parking spaces and user-friendly platforms.
    Service animals are permitted by law and by permit.
    Most of our stages are equipped with wheelchair-accessible platforms.

    A dedicated waiting station will be available at the box office. An information booth will be available at the drop-off stop of the paratransit shuttle located between the main stages at the south end of the pedestrian Cosmos walkway.

    Restrooms to accommodate those with limited mobility will be available on site.

    Reserved parking spaces for drivers with a parking permit for disabled persons are available at most parking lots in Parc Jean-Drapeau:
    P7 (Stewart Museum): 2 spaces
    P9 (Aquatic Complex): clients with reduced mobility and adapted transportation
    P11 (Biosphere): 2 spaces
    Note that there is a path for people with reduced mobility from the P9 parking lot to the box office / aquatic complex.

    A paratransit shuttle, equipped with ramps, will be available all day.
    Before 8 p.m., boarding will be at the box office, and the drop-off will be between the main stages at the southern end of the Cosmos walkway.
    After 8 p.m., boarding and drop-off will be at the Pirelli Tower.

    Will there be medical services?

    Medical personnel will be on site.
    Please bring any prescription medications you need and avoid situations that could harm your health. Remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and drink in moderation.

    Will the site be clean?

    To ensure your safety and comfort, please follow these guidelines when attending the îLESONIQ festival:

    1. Do your best to recycle, compost or dispose of your waste correctly.
    2. Please be polite to festival staff and other festival- goers. Although crowds gather around the stages, please do not push others or get in the way.
    3. Please respect the Parc Jean-Drapeau and festival grounds. Please do not remove any signs, banners or posters on the îLESONIQ site. Do not climb or damage trees.
    4. Respect the art. Several pieces of art are displayed on the festival site. Do not touch or move the art! Those who tamper with the art may be ejected from the festival grounds.

    Will it be possible to book lockers on site?

    You will be able to reserve a locker on the site for one day or in a multi-day package. We'll invite you to pre-book yours online as soon as this service is available.

    Which payment methods will be accepted on the site?

    Only debit or credit card payment is accepted on site. Cash sales will not be allowed.

    Is îLESONIQ certified at level 2 of the Environmental Management Standard?

    Since 2019, the îLESONIQ team has worked hard to remain at level 2 of the BNQ 9700-253 standard by Modus Operandi Logistiques for Responsible Event Management and to minimize any negative impact on the environment. Our maximum waste goal is 155 grams per person. Let’s all do our part to make îLESONIQ a greener festival!

    Will the site be accessible by bike?

    We encourage you to come to the festival by bike, a fast, efficient and environmentally friendly way to get around! There is designated parking area to lock your bike on site.

    How to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by public transportation?

    Since Jean-Drapeau station is near the festival, taking the métro will be the best way to get around.


    • Plan your trip directly on the STM home page.
    • Buy your round-trip fare in advance to avoid waiting in line at Jean-Drapeau station:


    Unlimited weekend pass 

    Unlimited trips from 4 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Valid in Zones A, B, C and D for bus, métro, train and REM networks. 


    24 hrs, All Modes A Unlimited trips for 24 hours. Valid in  Zone A . Island of Montréal only, including Jean-Drapeau station.

    24 hrs, All Modes AB 

    Unlimited trips for 24 hours. Valid in Zone A and B. Includes Laval and Longueuil metro stations.


    Unlimited evening pass   
    Unlimited trips from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning. Valid in Zones A, B, C and D for bus, métro and train networks. 


    2 trips, All Modes A 

    Valid in Zone A. Island of Montréal only, including Jean-Drapeau station. 


    2 trips, All Modes AB 
    Valid in Zones A and B, including Laval and Longueuil métro stations. 


    For full details, click here

    Can I drive to the festival?

    We recommend taking the STM’s metro system or biking, but if you must drive to îLESONIQ, please carpool. You can find driving directions and parking information on the Parc Jean-Drapeau website here.

    Is îLESONIQ accessible to people with reduced mobility?

    îLESONIQ is committed to providing a unique experience for people with reduced mobility and functional limitations. To improve accessibility, several measures have been taken on the site: 

    • - Platforms dedicated to people with reduced mobility and their companion in front of the scenes, 
    • - Signage on the site map of accessible areas and services,
    • - Adapted services (restrooms, picnic tables, access ramps)
    • - An information kiosk to better help festivalgoers with reduced mobility.

    How do you indicate that the purchased ticket is for a person with reduced mobility?

    When you buy tickets for yourself and your companion, you can indicate that you have reduced mobility, which will make it easier to pick you up at the site. If you have any questions about mobility, please contact us here: 

    By e-mail: [email protected]

    By telephone (Monday to Saturday between 9 AM and 8 PM): 514-492-1775

    Will there be a section on the site dedicated to people with reduced mobility?

    At îLESONIQ, the following stages have platforms for people with reduced mobility and their companion:

    • Oasis Stage
    • Neon Stage
    • Mirage Stage

    What are the rules for accompanying persons and animals?

    Persons with reduced mobility and their companion must purchase a ticket to gain access to the site and its services.

    Service animals (with a valid assistance certificate) are allowed on site.

    Is there reserved parking for people with reduced mobility?

    For parking spaces for people with reduced mobility, we recommend using the P9 and P10 parking lots, which are closest to the aquatic Complex and the site entrance.

    What is the process once you arrive at the site?

    When you arrive at the site, you have two options:

    • - Go directly to the Gold Terrace entrance, where you and your companion will be given identifiable wristbands to access the reduced mobility platform;
    • - Go to the Customer Experience Kiosk, near the main entrance, where someone will be able to inform you about the site map and the services provided and then direct you to the platforms. 

    Please note that a concierge service is available for the purchase of certain items available to festivalgoers: sun cream, ear plugs, etc. Lockers are also available on site.

    Are there restrooms accessible to people with reduced mobility?

    Restrooms for people with reduced mobility are available on site and are indicated with a specific sign.

    Where can adapted transport vehicles embark and disembark people?

    STM adapted transport can drop you off/pick you up at the bus station on chemin McDonald.

    Private adapted transport can drop you off/pick you up near the aquatic Complex.

    It is your responsibility to organise your own transport.

    Can people with reduced mobility move around everywhere on the site?

    Some paths are not accessible for people with reduced mobility, but there are also alternative routes to make it easier to get around the site. Staff will be on hand to guide you, if necessary.

    See details on the site map.

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