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The 12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: Amnesia RockFest

When: June 18 - June 21 2015 Where: Montebello, QC Website: amnesiarockfest.com Why: Because Linkin Park, System of The Down and Skinny Puppt are headlining, so be ready to get loud! And it all happens next to the Outaouais River, just an hour's drive from Ottawa. READ MORE: The best wedding playlist for before the wedding even begins

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: Digital Dreams

When: June 27 – June 28 2015 Where: Toronto, ON Website: digitaldreamsfestival.ca Why: Because this is the largest electronic music festival in Canada. And you can party all weekend on the Lake Ontario shoreline at Ontario Place to the sounds of Adventure Club, Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix and more. READ MORE: Travel Insider DJ Alex Merrell

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: The Calgary Stampede's Nashville North

When: July 3 – July 12 2015 Where: Calgary, AB Website: calgarystampede.com Why: Because this year, Nashville North has upped its game by adding acts like Corb Lund and Ridley Bent to the lineup. Because this nightly event runs throughout the Calgary Stampede. And because you can be cool and country dance! READ MORE: 10 of the best suitcase sets

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: Ottawa Blues Fest

When: July 8 – July 19 2015 Where: Ottawa, ON Website: ottawabluesfest.ca Why: Because Iggy Azalea and Kanye will be there, okay? And it’s happening just steps away from Parliament Hill. READ MORE: ELLE Editors' favourite Canadian brunch spots

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: Pemberton

When: July 16 – July 19 2015 Where: Pemberton, BC Website: pembertonmusicfestival.com Why: Because you can jam with Chromeo, Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott and Kid Cudi (just to name a few) while camping in the mountains of Pemberton. READ MORE: The ultimate beach playlist

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: Vancouver Folk Music Festival

When: July 17 – July 19 2015 Where: Vancouver, BC Website: thefestival.bc.ca Why: Because you can listen to Lurrie Bell, Sousou & Maher Cissoko, and Richard Thompson while you hang out on Jericho beach. READ MORE: 10 books you have to read this spring

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: Osheaga

When: July 31 – August 2 2015 Where: Montreal, QC Website: osheaga.com Why: Because Florence + the Machine, Kendrick Lamar and The Black Keys (among others) are headlining. And you can check out the nearby Parc-Jean Drapeau's outdoor pool, beach and theme park. READ MORE: 9 celebrity music collaborations we’re dying to see

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: VELD Music Festival

When: August 1 – August 2 2015 Where: Toronto, ON Website: veldmusicfestival.com Why: Because Downsview Park, Toronto’s former military base, will transform into a wild EDM party with performances from DJs Deadmau5, Hardwell, Steve Aoki and Laidback Luke. Need we say more? READ MORE: What the editors listening to right now

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: OVO Fest

When: August 2 – August 3 2015 Where: Toronto, ON Website: octobersveryown.com Why: Because this fest was founded by Drake. And because, this year, local rappers join big names like J. Cole, Big Sean and Drake (of course) on stage. And it all goes down at The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. READ MORE: Take a stylish tour of Denmark's cool capital

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: Shambhala

When: August 7 – August 10 2015 Where: Salmo River Ranch, BC Website: shambhalamusicfestival.com Why: Because this festival showcases underground electronic artists like Skrillex, Kygo, and Dj Jazzy Jeff. And because it all takes place in a stunning forest tucked away from big-city noise. READ MORE: 9 celebrity music collaborations we’re dying to see

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: SONIC BOOM

When: September 5 – September 6 2015 Where: Edmonton, AB Website: sonicboomfestival.com Why: Because you can watch this year's headliners Ellie Goulding and Alexisonfire while sitting on a blanket and enjoying a picnic on the garden grounds of Borden Park. READ MORE: DJ Alex Merrell's travel must-haves

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12 music festivals in Canada to know about this summer

Best music festivals in Canada: X-Fest

When: September 5 – September 6 2015 Where: Calgary, AB Website: xfestcalgary.com Why: Because Ellie Goulding, Hozier and K-os are performing at Fort Calgary. Why wouldn’t you go? READ MORE: The perfect date night cocktail

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