Chasing Summer 2016 Main Stage Designer Announced

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Chasing Summer is pumped to announce that Koen de Puysseleir will be the designer of this year’s main stage.

His most recent work was the dazzling Sahara Tent at this year’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California, which can you can view here.

He has also served as Tiësto’s exclusive designer for the last decade, creating a dynamic visual counterpart to the Dutch superstar’s unpredictable musical adventures, whether it’s a small club or a major festival.

We can’t wait to see what de Puusseleir will do to make this year’s Chase more exciting than ever!

Chasing Summer, Western Canada’s largest electronic dance music festival, takes place July 30 and 31 on the Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Weekend passes are available now at chasingsummerfestival.com.

Watch the new documentary about Martin Garrix

We’re very excited to welcome Martin Garrix to Chasing Summer 2016 – not only will this be his festival debut in Calgary, his status on the lineup is a testament to his meteoric rise in global dance music. MTV Netherlands caught up with Garrix to film The Ride, a brand new 45-minute documentary that chronicles his astounding career.

The Ride includes footage of his past performances, as well as interviews with industry figures and behind-the-scenes footage.

See Martin Garrix live at Chasing Summer 2016, along with Hardwell, The Chainsmokers, Zeds Dead, Seven Lions, Jauz and much more, this July 30 & 31 – tickets HERE

 

Chasing Summer 2016 Lineup + Onsale

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MARTIN GARRIX AND HARDWELL HEADLINE CHASING SUMMER FESTIVAL JULY 30 AND 31  AT MAX BELL CENTRE FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Tickets On Sale Wednesday, April 13 at 10am MT at ChasingSummerFestival.com

Chasing Summer, Western Canada’s largest EDM festival, announced today that boundary pushing DJs, Martin Garrix and Hardwell will headline the 2016 event taking place on July 30 and 31 at Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds. Presented by Live Nation Canada in partnership with INK Promotions, this year’s festival features a diverse lineup of world class performers including The Chainsmokers, Zeds Dead, Galantis, and more. Full lineup and festival details below.

Now in its fourth year, Chasing Summer is scheduled to attract more than 34,000 fans to its new location at Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds, easily accessible by C-Train, public transit, and major roadways. In addition to the hottest musical acts, the 18+ event will feature expanded attractions, new layaway payment plan options, and VIP packages with priority entry into the festival, access to an exclusive viewing area, and separate VIP areas/beer gardens.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome two of the world’s top 3 ranked DJs to Chasing Summer 2016, including the Calgary debut of Martin Garrix and the triumphant return of Hardwell,” commented festival producer Harvey Cohen of Live Nation Canada. “To complement our headliners, we have some of the hottest artists in the world currently with the likes of The Chainsmokers, Galantis, and Marshmello.”

Full Chasing Summer 2016 Artist Lineup:

  • Martin Garrix
  • Hardwell
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Zeds Dead
  • Galantis
  • Marshmello
  • Don Diablo
  • Netsky (Live)
  • Jauz
  • Seven Lions
  • Andrew Bayer
  • Cookie Monsta vs FuntCase
  • Kyau & Albert
  • Moti
  • Gabriel & Dresden
  • Hunter Siegel
  • Party Favor
  • Zaxx
  • Grum
  • CID
  • Sleepy Tom
  • Genix
  • Rezz
  • Unlike Pluto
  • + More Artists To Be Announced

Chasing Summer Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, April 13 at 10am MT at www.chasingsummerfestival.com. General Admission tickets will start at $139.95+s/c and VIP tickets will begin at $189.95+s/c.  Marquee VIP Lounge, Bespoke VIP Lounge, and VIP Cabanas will also be offered. Fans now also have the option to purchase their tickets using the Chasing Summer Layaway Plan. More details at www.chasingsummerfestival.com

Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds are located at 1001 Barlow Trail SE and are easily accessible by C-Train (via pedestrian tunnel from the station to the site), public transit, and major city arterial roadways.

For more information and updates on Chasing Summer, please visit the official website at www.chasingsummerfestival.com or follow the event on social media:

CHASING SUMMER FESTIVAL BOOSTS CALGARY ECONOMY

New report shows 2015 event generated $11.6 million in local economic activity 

Chasing Summer Music Festival helped boost the Calgary economy by $11.6 million in 2015, according to an economic impact study conducted by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance.

The report, commissioned by Tourism Calgary and the festival producer, confirmed that the two-day outdoor electronic music event generated $15.4 million in economic activity for Alberta, of which $11.6 million occurred in Calgary.

Chasing Summer 2015 was attended by 33,750 people over both days, of which 12,244 came from outside Calgary. The main event featured world-renowned artists such as Tiësto, Kaskade, Afrojack, and Dash Berlin, among others, and featured several pre-parties and after parties at various local venues.

The spending by visitors (people who travelled more than 100 km) who attended Chasing Summer at Fort Calgary on August 7 and 8, 2015, in combination with the expenditures made by the promoter to produce the event that are deemed to remain in the region, totaled $7.5 million. The expenditures supported $4.5 million in wages and salaries, and supported a total of $2.4 million in tax revenue.

Visitors accounted for 36% of weekend pass sales, with 82% of those visitors coming from within Alberta, and 21% of visitors coming from Edmonton. 97% of visitors said Chasing Summer 2015 was their primary reason for travelling to Calgary.

The study also discovered that visitors spent $385 in Calgary on average, and 73% of the festival audience stayed in paid accommodation, occupying 6,125 hotel room nights. As a result, Calgary earned $4.5 million in tourism expenditures as a result of hosting Chasing Summer.

“Chasing Summer has grown to be the largest electronic music event in Western Canada, attracting thousands of people to Calgary every summer, injecting millions of much needed dollars into our local economy and supporting local businesses,” said Harvey Cohen, VP Talent at Live Nation Canada, the producer of Chasing Summer.

Chasing Summer 2016 is scheduled for July 30 and 31 at Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds. Artist line-up will be released soon.

For more information and updates on Chasing Summer, please visit the official website at www.chasingsummerfestival.com or follow the event on social media:

 

Website: www.chasingsummerfestival.com

Official Hashtag: #CSMF2016

Facebook: Facebook.com/ChasingSummerFestival

Twitter: Twitter.com/ChasingSum

Instagram: Instagram.com/ChasingSummer

Chasing Summer 2016 – New Outdoor Venue and Presale

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CHASING SUMMER FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION AND DATES FOR 2016

Western Canada’s Largest Outdoor Electronic Dance Music Festival Scheduled for July 30 and 31 at Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds 

Presale Tickets On Sale Beginning Thursday, March 17 at 10am – available HERE

Western Canada’s most anticipated outdoor EDM event of the summer returns to Calgary for its fourth year with a new home on the Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds. Chasing Summer Festival will move to the Heritage Day Long Weekend, July 30 and 31, and will once again feature a list of world class artists and expanded attractions. The full line-up of performers will be released in Spring 2016.

To celebrate, Chasing Summer will hold a St Patrick’s Day Presale beginning Thursday, March 17 at 10am while quantities last. General Admission Early Bird tickets will start at $109.95 + s/c and Early Bird VIP tickets will begin at $179.95 + s/c.  Marquee VIP Lounge and VIP Cabanas will also be offered during the presale. New for 2016, fans will have the option to purchase their tickets using the Chasing Summer Layaway Plan.

Tickets can be purchased HERE – follow us on social media to find the password – links below!

With a weekend attendance of over 33,750 last year, Chasing Summer has seen tremendous growth since its inaugural event in 2013, featuring previous headlining performances by Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Hardwell, Kaskade, Afrojack, DVBBS, Adventure Club, and more. According to an economic impact study conducted by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, the 2015 festival generated $15.4 million in economic activity for Alberta, of which $11.6 million occurred in Calgary.

Having outgrown the usable space at Fort Calgary, the event’s home for the previous three years, Chasing Summer worked with the City of Calgary to find a new site for the festival in 2016. Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds was selected as the ideal location to host the growing event as it permits greater expansion, is easily accessible from Memorial Drive and Barlow Trail, allows for greater experiential opportunities, and works within the festival’s green initiatives with LRT access within a 5 minute walk from the festival site.

“We’ve had an amazing three years at Fort Calgary, and we are excited to bring this next phase of Chasing Summer to the fans,” commented Harvey Cohen, VP Talent at Live Nation Canada, the producer of Chasing Summer. “With the help of the City, we were able to secure a new location that will bring to life the vision we have for this festival. 2016 will be the best year yet, featuring a new, expanded location, an enhanced experience, and another terrific lineup of artists.”

Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds are located at 1001 Barlow Trail SE and are easily accessible by C-Train (via pedestrian tunnel from the station to the site), public transit, and major city arterial roadways.

It also offers one of the most breaktaking views of the Calgary skyline and the Rocky Mountains to be found in the city.

For more information and updates on Chasing Summer, please visit the official website at www.chasingsummerfestival.com or follow the event on social media:

Website: www.chasingsummerfestival.com

Official Hashtag: #CSMF2016

Facebook: Facebook.com/ChasingSummerFestival

Twitter: Twitter.com/ChasingSum

Instagram: Instagram.com/ChasingSummer