When is îLESONIQ 2023 happening ?

îLESONIQ 2023 will take place on August 12 and 13th, 2023. Doors open at 1:00 p.m., and performances begin at 2:00 p.m.

îLESONIQ in the city will take place on August 11th, 2023.

What can I bring?


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 over 2.5” or other type of detachable lenses

YES Disposable cameras

YES Ear Plugs

YES Electronic Cigarettes

YES Eye Drops

YES Hand Sanitizer

YES Hydratation 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 waterbottles

        - Water fountains on site

YES Waterproof ponchos/small umbrellas

YES Water misters 

        - Empty when entering the site

        - No flammable aerosol cans


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 Discriminative or Appropriative Items

NO Divisive Symbols 

NO Detachable Lenses or Lenses over 2,5"

NO Drones     

NO Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind

       - Guns, ammo, pocket knives, pepper spray, taser, etc.

NO Flammables

NO Flags & banners

NO Glass bottles and cans

NO Hard-Sided Coolers

NO Illegal Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia

       - Please check regulations regarding cannabis and cannabis products

       - Prescriptions must be properly labeled and in a containter that match the holder's ID

NO Items Intended for Sales and 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 that are 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 younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid îLESONIQ ticket.

Due to the limited space available on the RBC X MUSIC GOLD Terrace, each person admitted to this section must have a valid RBC X MUSIC GOLD ticket, including children.

Cannabis Regulations

All cannabis products brought to the festival site must be sealed in SQDC packaging or 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 have 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?


Yes. There will be a Lost & Found at the festival accessible to the Venue near the main entrance. Please only give items you find to Lost & Found directly. Do not hand over items to random staff or security guards.

If you do not find your item, you may contact us at [email protected] Please include a detailed description of the lost items, and a customer service team member will be in touch.


You may contact us at [email protected] or 514- 989-2817 .

Please include a detailed description of the lost items, and a customer service team member will be in touch.

Can I work/volunteer at îLESONIQ?

Please  join our newsletter  or follow us on Facebook  an Twitter in order to be the first to know when this information will be available to the public.  

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 for a temporary period. We invite you to stay connected to our social media platforms for the latest information.

Can I leave the festival site and come back later?

You can leave and return any time before 4 p.m. After, you will not be allowed to enter the site.
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 2023 lineup?

Our full lineup is now available on our website and social media pages.

A few surprises will be announced in the upcoming months to complete our 2023 lineup!

When will the full schedule be announced?

The full schedule will be released in 2023.

Festival headliners are the last to play on each given day, typically hitting the stage between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (subject to change). Artists perform anywhere from 30-minute to 90-minute-plus sets for the festival headliners.

Who are the headliners?

We're thrilled to welcome on Sunday August 13th MARTIN GARRIX as the headliner of îLESONIQ 2023! Stay tuned for other surprises!

What if I already bought 3-day ticket?

For festivalgoers who had purchased their 2023 3-day tickets last year will receive a reimbursement for the price difference. Our team will contact you by email of you can call 1-877-668-8269 for help.

Can I buy my tickets through a reseller?

Only passes you originally purchased through îLESONIQ's official ticketing partners can be guaranteed valid: evenko and Ticketmaster.

We can't guarantee the validity or support for any tickets purchased by unauthorized 3rd 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 doesn't ensure it is a valid ticket.

How can I buy îLESONIQ tickets ?

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

Select the type of tickets you wish to purchase and review your order, as no exchanges or refunds will are accepted by evenko.

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

Can I come to the festival for one day only?

Yes, single-day tickets will be on sale in the upcoming months. Stay tuned!

What format will I receive my tickets?

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

How can I access my tickets?

You can access and manage your mobile tickets directly by downloading the app and logging into your îLESONIQ account with the email address you used when purchasing your tickets.

Our mobile app will be available this summer. For now, hold on to the purchase confirmation sent to your email.

PLEASE NOTE: It is essential to add your tickets to your digital wallet in advance to save time entering them and avoid any technical problems.

Where can I manage my tickets?

Your tickets are available in your îLESONIQ account. You can access your account through your portal on the website or the festival mobile app.

PLEASE NOTE: It is essential to add your tickets to your digital wallet in advance to save time entering them and avoid any technical problems.

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

Did you purchase a General Admission Ticket but want to upgrade to the full RBC 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 2023 tickets?

2-day tickets are on sale now! See tickets page.

How much are the weekend tickets?

2-DAY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS – Starting at $185.00 for TIER 1

2-DAY RBCxMusic GOLD TICKETS – $340.00


Does îLESONIQ offer payment options?

Yes. You can select the option Klarna when you checkout. An option of 4 payments every 2 weeks will be offer to you. Follow the step to create your customer account and Klarna will automatically charge the payment on your credit card.
Safety, venue and service

Where does the festival take place?

îLESONIQ takes place in Parc-Jean Drapeau on Île Saint-Hélène; an island of tranquility set in the middle of the bustle of one of North America’s most exciting cities. Île Saint-Hélène is located just off the island of Montréal. This beautiful site is a mixture of rolling pasture and forested areas accented by flowerbeds and open-air artwork brought to the island for Montreal’s Expo ’67. îLESONIQ's 3 stages are spread out against this unique and beautiful backdrop!

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 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. Drink in moderation.

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

What kind of facilities and services can I find 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 restroomsat 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 limitations. Our facilities will have signs, an information kiosk, dedicated parking spaces and platforms.


Service animals are permitted by law and by permit.  

Accessible Facilities

Most of our stages are equipped with wheelchair-accessible platforms.

Guests Services 

A dedicated waiting station will be available at the box office, and an information booth will be available for disembarkation of the paratransit shuttle. They are located between the main stages at the south end of the cosmos bridge.


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 places

P9 (Aquatic Complex): clients with reduced mobility and adapted transportation

P11 (Biosphere): 2 places

Note that there is a path for people with reduced mobility from P9 parking to the box office/water complex.

Shuttle buses

A paratransit shuttle, currently 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 scenes at the southern end of the Cosmos walkaway mural.

After 8 p.m., boarding and drop-off will occur at the Pirelli Tower.

Will there be medical services?

Medical personnel will be present 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. Make an effort 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 festival grounds.

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! Upon arrival at the site, you will find a designated parking space to lock your bike.

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 and train networks.


24 hrs, All Modes A

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


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.


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 travel to îLESONIQ by car, please carpool. You can find driving directions and parking information on the parc Jean-Drapeau’s website here.

Will it be possible to book lockers on site?

You can reserve a locker on the site daily or in a multi-day package.

We'll invite you to pre-book yours online as soon as it's available.

Which payment method will be accepted on the site?

Nous acceptons seulement les paiements par carte, soit débit et crédit. Aucun argent comptant sera accepté sur le site.

Is îLESONIQ certified to Level 2 of the Environmental Management Standard?

Since 2019, the îLESONIQ team is working to maintain level 2 of the BNQ 9700-253 standard by Modus Operandi Logistiques in responsible event management and minimize negative impacts to the environment. Our maximum waste goal is 155g per person. Together, lets’s make îLESONIQ a greener festival!
Friendly Advice

Our goal

We aim to create an environment where festivalgoers can connect with music and with each other in a positive way. Take care of yourself, each other and the environment. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at anytime if anything feels unsafe or weird.

Be you. No one else can.

îLESONIQ is about celebrating individuality, expressing yourself, and jamming out. Our festival site is a judgement-free zone. So, leave your dirty looks and put downs at home because there’s no place for them here. Just keep doing you!

Keep Things Lovely!

Show Mother Nature some love! We are doing our part… But, but we also need you. We’re all in this together! It’s hard to believe a city that’s so freezing in the winter can be scorching hot in the summer. But trust us, you will want to be prepared to beat the Montreal heat! Grab your funkiest hat, coolest shades and SPF 50 and get ready for some fun in the sun. It also won’t hurt to pack some raingear and extra socks in case things get a little wet n’ wild.

Get Ready…Get Set…Go!!

It’s hard to believe a city that’s so freezing in the winter can be scorching hot in the summer. But, trust us you will want to be prepared to beat the Montreal heat! Grab your goofiest hat, speediest shades and SPF 50 and get ready for some fun in the sun. It also doesn’t hurt to pack some raingear and extra socks in case things get a little wet n’ wild.

Feel safe & sound

îLESONIQ is your sanctuary. We are committed to ensuring all festivalgoers feel safe at all times. îLESONIQ is a space free from physical, verbal and sexual harassment, aggression, and violence. It’s not complicated, just follow the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.

Radiate kindness

Be mindful of your surroundings and look out for your homies (this includes new homies too, we’re all best friends at îLESONIQ!)

Have an open mind

Be open to discovering new music, meeting new friends and enjoying new experiences. îLESONIQ is THE place to see next year’s headliner! Wander, explore and engage. Expect the unexpected.

Safety and respect first

We are committed to creating a safe, respectful, and enjoyable experience for everyone. Therefore, among our many security measures, a code of conduct has been established. Your cooperation is an important factor in creating a pleasant and enjoyable environment, and we thank you for following the subsequent guidelines throughout the duration of the festival.

We ask that your conduct at our events remains pleasant, appropriate, and respectful. For the safety and comfort of our guests, the following behaviours could lead to the intervention of our security staff:

Offensive, discriminatory, and abusive behaviour in any form, including

• Language

• Gestures

• Clothing

• Writing, signs, banners, etc.

• Violence of any kind

• Consumption/possession of illegal substances

• Interfering with the normal unfolding of the event

• Provide a minor with alcohol and/or cannabis

• Being a minor in possession of alcohol and/or cannabis

• Being in possession of any prohibited items.

For the complete list of prohibited items, visit the info section of the official îLESONIQ website.

• Any other conduct that may be deemed inappropriate by security or likely to harm the safety of people  or property

We all have a responsibility to report any act that goes against the values we stand for. Do not hesitate to immediately report any security or incivility problem to a member of our staff.

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