General FAQ

Where is ÎLESONIQ?

ÎLESONIQ takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, located on the island of Île Saint-Hélène just minutes away from downtown Montreal. We recommend taking the STM’s Metro system and follow the indications for the yellow line, the metro station “Jean-Drapeau” will bring you to a few steps away from festival grounds!


ÎLESONIQ 2021 takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 6-7. Doors open at noon, and performances begin at 1:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM. 

When does ÎLESONIQ announce the schedule?

Don't be the left out, subscribe to our #ILESONIQFAM newsletter and be the first to know when the schedule is made public!

How can reviewers and photographers get accredited for ÎLESONIQ?

Details to come, stay tuned for 2020!

Can I work/volunteer at ÎLESONIQ?

Details to come, stay tuned for 2020!

What if an Artist cancels their performance?

All performers, including headliners, are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice. No refunds will be issued if a festival performer is changed or canceled.


How do I purchase ÎLESONIQ passes?

ÎLESONIQ passes can be purchased online at or by phone at 1-877-668-8269. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any transaction that exceeds the authorized limit.

Can I buy my passes through a reseller?

It is strongly advised that you purchase via and avoid buying from a reseller considering we cannot ensure the validity of the passes they sell. There is no way to guarantee the validity of a pass purchased from a vendor other than evenko or ÎLESONIQ until the first day of the festival, when we scan your pass at the entrance of the site.

When will my passes be mailed to me?

Pass delivery will begin in spring 2020!
Passes purchased later than July will have to be retrieved at the “will call” tent of Parc Jean-Drapeau, located at the entrance of the site.

Safety & Accessibility

Items ALLOWED on the festival site

  • One (1) empty plastic or reusable water bottle (water fountains on site)
  • Snacks are allowed 
  • Beach towels and blankets
  • Waterproof ponchos / small umbrellas
  • Small backpacks and bags / purses (please note: all bags will be searched)
  • Sunscreen (except sunscreen in flammable aerosol cans)
  • Lighters and cigarettes
  • Digital cameras (except professional cameras with lenses over 2.5” or any other type of detachable lens)
  • Disposable cameras
  • Baby strollers
  • Flags/banners or handmade signs (no plastic, metal or wood  flag poles)
  • Electronic cigarettes

Items NOT ALLOWED on the festival site

  • Outside alcoholic beverages
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Glass bottles and cans
  • Hard-sided coolers
  • Megaphones
  • Musical instruments
  • Fireworks
  • Beach balls, soccer balls, Frisbees, etc.
  • Large sports umbrellas
  • Folding chairs
  • Skateboards
  • Animals (except guide dogs)
  • Large backpacks (camping style)
  • Tents
  • Totems
  • Laser pointers
  • Water squirt gun or mist
  • Professional video / audio recording equipment
  • Items intended for sale / promotion
  • Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind
  • Any object that can be used to cause bodily harm
  • Poles, selfie sticks or similar monopods
  • Drones
  • First Nations headdress and other feather headdresses.

Items that are on the disallowed list will be confiscated. We recommend not bringing them to the event site at all to save you the extra hassle. Some items on the disallowed list (backpacks, folding chairs, etc.) may be left at the paid coat check.

Is ÎLESONIQ an all-ages event?

ÎLESONIQ is an all-ages event. Children aged 10 years and younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ÎLESONIQ ticket. Due to the limited amount of space available in the ÎLESONIQ Terrasse area, every person admitted to this area must have a valid Gold Pass. Please note that there is no kids zone at ÎLESONIQ.

The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18 years old. If you are planning on consuming alcohol at the festival, please bring two (2) valid pieces of ID and be sure to drink responsibly.

Is ÎLESONIQ accessible for people with reduced mobility?

We are committed to providing a unique experience for people with reduced mobility and people with disabilities. With the goal of improving universal accessibility during summer festivals, our facilities will be optimized with new signage, an information booth, a paratransit shuttle and dedicated parking spaces, user-friendly platforms for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. We want to create for our customers a memorable and unforgettable moment.

Is there medical staff at ÎLESONIQ?

Medical staff are constantly present on site. Please be sure to bring all prescribed medication you may need and avoid putting yourself in harm’s way. While it’s important to have fun, please monitor your consumption of alcohol and be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and juice throughout the day. Make sure to take breaks from the sun if needed. There are plenty of trees for shade on the ÎLESONIQ site, so please take advantage of them.

Keep ÎLESONIQ clean and safe

While fun and entertainment are a definite priority at ÎLESONIQ, it is important to be respectful of your surroundings, other festival goers and festival staff to ensure that everyone has the time of their life. That being said, please follow these guidelines while attending ÎLESONIQ:

1. Please make an effort to recycle/compost/dispose of all litter. No one likes a dirty festival site!

2. Please be polite to festival staff and festival-goers. Though crowds congregate around the stages, please do not push your way through crowds, cut into lines, etc.

3. Respect Parc Jean-Drapeau and the festival site. Please leave the site as you find it upon entering ÎLESONIQ. Do not remove signs, banners, or posters from the festival site. Do not climb or damage trees, sculptures, etc.

4.Respect the art. Several pieces of art are displayed throughout the festival site. Do not touch or move the art! Those who tamper with the art may be ejected from festival grounds.

Venue & Amenities

Parc Jean-Drapeau

ÎLESONIQ takes place in Parc-Jean Drapeau on Île Saint-Hélène; an island of tranquility set in the middle of the bustle of one of North America’s most exciting cities. Île Saint-Hélène is located just off the island of Montréal. This beautiful site is a mixture of rolling pasture and forested areas accented by flowerbeds and open-air artwork brought to the island for Montreal’s Expo ’67. ÎLESONIQ's 3 stages are spread out against this unique and beautiful backdrop!

What amenities can I find at ÎLESONIQ?

  • Many choices of food vendors
  • Water and other refreshments
  • Beer and other alcoholic beverages
  • Clean toilets located conveniently throughout the site
  • Recycling and compost bins
  • Phone charging stations
  • Lockers available for rent

What can I eat at ÎLESONIQ?

Many kiosks and the city’s famous food trucks will be on site at ÎLESONIQ to offer fans a variety of delicious festival food, including burgers and poutine, subs and sandwiches, pizza, sushi and much more!
Beverages from water to beer and other spirits can be purchased on site. The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18 years old. If you are planning on consuming alcohol at the festival, please bring two (2) valid pieces of ID and be sure to drink responsibly.

ÎLESONIQ festival goers may bring a clear plastic water bottle with them on site, and water refill stations will be provided. Festival goers may be asked to empty their bottle before entering the festival. No alcohol may be brought in from outside.

Festival goers are allowed to bring food for personal consumption (ex: a sandwich, a fruit and a granola bar). Coolers or lunch boxes are not allowed on the site.

Is there a Lost & Found at ÎLESONIQ?

During the festival :

Our lost and found service point is located near the information kiosk, close to the site's main entrance. It will be a pleasure for us to return any and all lost items. However, if your belongings have not yet been recovered, you may contact us at  [email protected]. Please be sure to include a detailed description of the lost items and a member of our customer service team will be in touch. 

Outside of festival dates : 

[email protected]
(514) 989-2817

Survival Guide

What is there to do after the show?

ÎLESONIQ ends at 11:00 PM each night, but don’t let that stop you! Keep the party going at one of the official afterparties and check out all that Montreal has to offer! 

How should I get to ÎLESONIQ?

We encourage you to bike to ÎLESONIQ - it's a fast, practical and ecofriendly transportation mode! Upon arrival to the festival site, roll into The Terminus: a secure and dedicated bicycle parking lot, steps away from the festival’s entrance.

We also recommend taking the STM’s Metro system, but if you must travel by car please be sure to carpool. Driving directions and parking information can be found on Parc Jean-Drapeau’s website.

What is Montreal's weather like during the festival?

August in Montreal is usually warm and sunny, so bring plenty of sunscreen and some shades to protect yourself from those rays. Keep an eye on the forecast, and if the weather is less than ideal, please do come prepared.

What if it rains?

As the saying goes, "The show must go on!" ÎLESONIQ takes place rain or shine. Please check the weather prior to coming to ÎLESONIQ and if there’s a high chance of rain we suggest bringing a pocket-sized poncho and a sweatshirt or windbreaker.

Please note that severe weather conditions may temporarily interrupt some concerts / activities. We invite you to stay tuned on our social media for up-to-date information. Please note that as indicated in our purchase agreement, the ÎLESONIQ policy is that no exchange or refund will be provided following your purchase. Finally, please be advised that the ÎLESONIQ festival lineup is subject to change without notice. If you require additional information, or if you have other questions, do not hesitate to contact us by calling us at 1-855-310-2525.

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