Bal en Blanc
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|Bal en Blanc|
|Dates||Easter holiday weekend, May 28 (Bal en Blanc in the park)|
|Location(s)||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Bal en Blanc Official Website|
Bal en Blanc is a huge rave party that is hosted annually, during the Easter holiday weekend, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was first held in 1995, and the first event had 800 attendees. It now features headliner DJs from all over the world and attracts over 15,000 attendees. Bal en Blanc usually has two separate rooms, one catering to house music and the other to trance music. The party attracts a diversity of ravers. It usually lasts for 15 hours, from 9 pm to 12 pm. The event is produced by Produkt.
In April 2009 the party celebrated its 15th anniversary with a lineup that included Insomnia, Markus Schulz, Above and Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Roger Shah, King Louis, Uppercut, Offer Nissim, Ana Paula, Axwell, Deadmau5 and Victor Calderone.
April 2010's edition featured Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, Infected Mushroom, Sied van Riel, David Guetta, LMFAO, David Morales, Kaskade and a special guest appearance from Godskitchen Boombox.
In 2012, for Bal en Blanc's 18th edition, the lineup included Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, Jochen Miller, Danny Tenaglia, Beat Service, Markus Schulz and Ben Gold. Nadia Ali also performed live in both the Trance and House rooms.
For 2013, the artists included Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, W&W, Andrew Rayel and Cosmic Gate for the Trance room and David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Peter Rauhofer and Sultan & Ned Shepard for the House Room. Emma Hewitt will also perform live in the Trance room.
In 2017, the festival diverted from its typical indoor format in favour of an outdoor edition of the festival, hosted at Parc Jean-Drapeau. While the festival's organizers, Produkt, stated that this event is specifically an "edition" of the annual festival, it is unclear whether the traditional indoor format that takes place overnight will return for 2018.
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