House DJs Moon Boots (Saturday) and Claude VonStroke (Sunday) top the lineup for the inaugural Piknic Électronik at Auditorium Shores on Oct. 27-28.
DJ Mel plays the Titos Handmade Vodka stage at ACL Fest weekend on Saturday October 1, 2016. Dave Creaney/AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Also on the bill for the “picnic in the park” electronic music event are Tensnake, Breezah and DJ Mel who will play on Saturday and Solardo, Brett Johnson and DJ Girlfriend on Sunday.
The original Piknic Électronik is a summer concert series in Montreal that aims to be the opposite of an all-night rave. The event was founded in 2003 by a group of electronic music enthusiasts who hoped to make the genre more accessible “by bringing it out in broad daylight.” Organizers have staged Piknic Électronik events around the world, but this will be the first Piknic on U.S. soil.
The event is family friendly. Kids 10 and younger are free, and there will be a Petite Piknic area with special children’s programming.
Curated food selections from Central Market are available for pre-order, and there will be food trucks on site.
Early bird tickets are $15 and available through Front Gate Tickets.