INK Entertainment Group, a leading North American lifestyle and entertainment company, is excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of VELD Music Festival and announce the highly anticipated lineup for the three-day event taking place between August 4th and August 6th, 2023.
To mark the 10th anniversary milestone, VELD guests will get to experience the festival’s most exciting lineup to date, including a special global debut performance, an evening dedicated to UK hip-hop and grime on the hillside stage, and returning artists who paved the legacy of the festival from day one.
Headliners of VELD 2023 include Grammy Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon, TIËSTO; electronic dance music trio and founders of Group Therapy Radio, ABOVE & BEYOND; multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning artist, DJ and producer, ZEDD; renowned Canadian dance music duo, Loud Luxury; and chart-topping, Denver-based producer ILLENIUM who will be making his VELD debut this year.
DEADMAU5 will also be returning to the VELD stage in 2023 as a headliner with a global debut, back-to-back performance alongside REZZ, the Juno-award-winning DJ and Producer from Niagara Falls. This will be the first time the two Canadian artists perform together on stage as REZZMAU5 and marks a full-circle moment for the festival as Deadmau5 was one of VELD’s original headline acts in 2012.
Headlining the hillside stage, presented by RAPSEASON, on Friday, August 4th is one of the UK’s leading rappers, CENTRAL CEE, whose hit tracks including ‘Loading’ and ‘Doja’ have secured him over 31 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In addition, British hip-hop duo KREPT AND KONAN and drill artist, K-TRAP, will be making their highly anticipated Toronto debuts at VELD 2023.
We couldn’t be more excited to announce this year’s lineup and celebrate our 10th anniversary with some of our favourite performers from VELD’s past, as well as introduce some new faces and genres to continue to make this the highlight of Toronto’s summer. VELD wouldn’t be what it is today without the fans and incredible artists that have graced the stage over the last decade. We are grateful for all the support and good vibes they bring to the festival every year and are looking forward to that continuing for the next 10 years to come.Talal Farisi, Music Director, INK Entertainment Group
Other notable acts in this year’s lineup include Grammy-nominated electronic music duo, SOFI TUKKER, whose inclusive and global perspective has garnered a global following with sold-out tours across four continents; the biggest global streaming Italian artist in the history of music in Italy, MEDUZA, whose debut release and Grammy-nominated track ‘Piece Of Your Heart’ sky-rocketed them to global success as a mainstay in both the mainstream and dance music charts; and Vancouver-bred electronic music duo, BOB MOSES, known for their unique sound fusing smooth vocals and guitar licks with dance floor ambience.
Three stages at VELD 2023 will offer three different music experiences, with electronic dance music on the main stage and house music on the Sirkus Stage, with the hillside stage featuring UK hip-hop and grime exclusively on Friday, August 4th and dubstep and bass for the remainder of the weekend.