THE 2011 WORLD ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL BRINGS BIG BUSINESS TO SOUTH ALGONQUIN

TORONTO, ON (June 23, 2011): Destiny Event Productions’ premiere three-day Electronic music festival WEMF returns this year to the picturesque hills of South Algonquin August 12-14. The fact that one of North America’s premiere music festivals will take place in such a small community is a testament to the spirit of the community and to the quality of the festival. Launched in 1995, WEMF has established itself as the ultimate experience for Electronic music and its culture. In addition to acting as a rite of passage for generations of fans and musicians alike, WEMF has been integral in bringing economic, cultural and tourism benefits to the community hosting the event.

With WEMF organizers and patrons booking hundreds of hotel rooms, purchasing food and beverages from local establishments, utilizing local gas stations and shopping at local retailers, local vendors, artisans, restaurateurs, and hoteliers are in high demand and have the potential to make a large portion of their annual income during the course of the weekend. WEMF is speculating that with the increase in consumption of local commodities and services, businesses and individuals in Madawaska, Barry’s Bay, Whitney, Bancroft and the surrounding areas, can expect a financial injection of up to $500K between them.

WEMF is also responsible for creating local employment opportunities, as the organizers of the festival strive to source many of its occupational requirements locally. Job opportunities are available in a variety of fields.

Long-term, WEMF’s tourism value is exponential, as it introduces thousands of people to an absolutely stunning area of the province. WEMF is over 50% sold-out and has already sold tickets in 19 States and 5 Provinces. With the attendants of the festival traveling in from all sides of North America, the South Algonquin community can expect future economic gains, as many festival goers will return to the area to rent cottages or make use of other tourist attractions.

WEMF is determined to increase local cultural consumption by creating something new and interesting that appeals to the young and the young at heart from across the region and puts the community on the international stage. Dedicated to providing attendants with the best concert experience possible, this year a stronger emphasis is placed on developing and nurturing the festival community. WEMF 2011 will feature multiple stages that are created, funded and operated by WEMF ticket holders. All WEMF ticket holders that are looking for the opportunity to give back to the community can present their concept for a community stage to WEMF through a simple application process. WEMF will then decide which concepts work best for the festival. Destiny Event Productions is also hoping to make a significant donation to the local food bank by asking all attendees and food vendors to bring what they can for drop-off after the event.

For more information and updates on WEMF 2011

visit www.wemf.com

and http://www.facebook.com/destinyevents

Tickets are currently available through http://www.wantickets.com/wemf
For details on participating ticket outlets visit: http://2011.wemf.com/.

For press inquiries please contact:

Listen Harder Music Publicity
416.340.6641

Cristina Fernandes | cristina@listenharder.com
Jen Cymek | jen@listenharder.com
Meghan Carr | meghan@listenharder.com

The EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Over 200 different performers from around the world
  • Massive outdoor dance Stages
  • Three days and two nights of non-stop music & entertainment
  • Visual art displays and performances throughout the weekend
  • On-site parking for thousands beside the camping area
  • BYOB at your campsite for those of legal age (19+)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus served by a wide range of food vendors including vegetarian meals
  • Café with coffee, tea, water, juice and energy drinks available 24hrs. a day
  • 24hr security patrols and WEMF Rangers for your safety
  • 24hr On-site medical staff and first aid center
  • Unlimited in-out privileges for people and cars through our wristband policy
  • Shuttle bus service from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal that can be pre-booked by date and time
  • Vendors from across North America
  • On-site RV & Camper Parking
  • Free give-aways and prizing all weekend long

 

LINEUP Highlights

TOWER OF DESTINY – (FRIDAY)

 

  • RUSKO (UK)
  • SKRILLEX (USA)
  • FRICTION & DYNAMITE MC (UK)
  • NOISIA LIVE (NTL)
  • ZEDS DEAD
  • and more…

TOWER OF DESTINY – (SATURDAY)

  • PENDULUM [dj set] (AUS)
  • ANDY C & MC GQ (UK)
  • STANTON WARRIORS (UK)
  • LOADSTAR (UK)
  • FLUX PAVILLION (UK)
  • and more….

TIME STAGE – (FRIDAY)

  • CALVIN HARRIS (UK)
  • INFECTED MUSHROOM (ISRAEL)
  • CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE (USA)
  • DONALD GLAUDE (USA)
  • MARK OLIVER
  • and more…

HARD STAGE – (SATURDAY)

  • DIGITALISM (LIVE) (GERMANY)
  • JACK BEATS (UK)
  • CASPA (UK)
  • DESTRUCTO (USA)
  • ADAM K
  • and more…

CENTER CAMP STAGE

  • MARK EG (UK)
  • SCOTT STUBBS (USA)
  • OS/2
  • STR!PE (USA)
  • KNOWLEDGE (USA)
  • and more…

DAYDREAMZ HARDCORE STAGE

  • BREEZE (UK)
  • IMPACT (UK)
  • SC@R (UK)
  • RIZE (USA)
  • IAN DUMMY (USA)
  • and more…

 

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