By Erin Holdbeck, Senior Editor. Friday Electric Island. There are few three-word phrases more sacred in the English language. In fact, it’s one so rare it can only be rivalled by the line up that accompanies this year’s Canada Day edition of Electric Island. Honey Dijon and Apollonia will open the stage for techno fixtures Ben Klock vs. Marcel Dettmann. Toronto favourites and Electric Island alumni Tale of Us return to close out the second edition of the 2016 season.
Expect a lively and upbeat start to the festivities on Friday with local openers Dirty Dale, Jeff Button, Koki and Butrous. Surprise addition Honey Dijon sweetens up the line up with her upbeat Bronx tech house while French-trio Apollonia make their highly anticipated return to the city. House lovers should make sure to hop on an early ferry to catch the action before the sun goes down and makes way for the darker main acts.
Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann will crawl out of Berghain and behind the decks at sunny Hanlan’s Point for what will likely be one of the most talked about sets of the summer. Be prepared for their dark, warehouse brand of techno infused with a bit of sun for the outdoor summer venue. With the German heavyweights rarely going b2b across the pond this set is not to be missed.
Do you remember when Tale of Us closed out Labour Day weekend at Electric Island in 2014? Of course you do because two years later it’s still all people can talk about whenever the duo returns to the city. After missing out on last year’s Island the duo have quite a bit of hype to live up to. However, if their CODA appearance in February was any indicator they shouldn’t have a problem rising to the occasion and delivering like they’re known to do.
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