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The sixth annual Veld Music Festival, presented by INK Entertainment, Canada’s leading lifestyle and entertainment company, will heat up the summer music lineup on August 5th and 6th at Downsview Park in Toronto. Spanning across two days with over 30 internationally acclaimed Dance Music and Hip-Hop acts, this year’s Festival showcases some of the most revered names in electronic music. Prepare for Veld!

Directions

VELD Music Festival is located at Downsview Park.
1-35 Carl Hall Road
Toronto, Ontario M3K 2B6

GETTING HERE

BY CAR

Driving from Pearson International Airport:
Take Highway 409 to Highway 401 East and exit at Keele Street.
Take Keele Street North to Sheppard Avenue and turn right.
The entrance to the park is at Tuscan Gate & Sheppard Ave W.

Driving from North (Barrie):
Take HWY 400 south to 401 Eastbound.
Exit at Keele St. Take Keele St. north to Sheppard Ave.
Turn right onto Sheppard Ave. Follow Sheppard Ave. to Tuscan Gate.

Driving from South (Downtown Toronto)
Take DVP north to HWY 401. Follow HWY 401 westbound to Allen Rd. exit.
Take Allen Road north to Sheppard Avenue turn left onto Sheppard Avenue and proceed to Tuscan Gate.

BY TTC

From the Downsview TTC subway station, take the 101 Parc Downsview Park bus into Downsview Park. TTC is providing a very frequent shuttle service to and from the Park.

You can also take the 106, 108 or 84 Sheppard West (Westbound) bus from the Downsview subway station and ask the driver to let you off at the Downsview Park gates/entrance at Tuscan Gate.

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased directly here.
We are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Any damaged or altered tickets will not be accepted.

BUY SMART, BUY SAFE

Please purchase tickets only from authorized vendors. www.inktickets.com or visit the tickets section on this site. Purchasing tickets from Kijiji and Craigslist may seem like a great deal but in reality most of those tickets are fake.

What can I bring?

PERMITTED

Government issued photo identification
Small bags, backpacks, plush backpacks, & purses (maximum 12″x12″)
Plastic water bottles and CamelBaks (with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment) – EMPTY upon entry
Cell phones
Fanny packs
Sunglasses & hats
Cream-Based sunscreen
Factory sealed food (to be inspected)
Lighters and factory sealed packs of cigarettes and factory sealed disposable e-cigarettes
Earplugs
Powder makeup and factory sealed tampons
Sealed packs of gum
Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired and only enough for use on the day.
The label on the bottle must include the following: your name (matching your photo ID), name of the medication, directions to use, date prescription was filled.
Medicines will be reviewed upon entry
Decorated pool noodles
Flags/banners or handmade signs (no metal or wood flag poles)
Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″
Empty water guns
Inflatable Beach balls
Factory sealed glow-sticks
Glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
Sealed lip balm & gloss

PROHIBITED

Illegal substances
Weapons of any kind
Pepper spray and mace
E-cigs or vapes that have refillable liquid chambers
Selfie sticks including Go Pro poles
culturally sensitive attire or offensive clothing/costumes
Full body morph/spandex suits that cover the head
Masks of any kind including: dust masks and gas masks, beaded masks or other novelty masks
Non-cream based and liquid /spray sunscreen
Drug paraphernalia (including vaporizers)
Pacifiers
Laser pointers (or similar devices)
Eye drops (available at first aid stations)
Over-the-counter medication (available from a first aid station)
Liquid makeup or unsealed tampons (upon entry)
Glass, cans, cups or coolers
Markers, pens or spray paint
Large chains or spiked jewelry
Stickers, flyers
Tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets
Oversized purses, bags, duffel bags or backpacks
Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
Outside beverages (including alcohol)
Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (SLR/DSLR cameras)
No detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs
Pets with the exception of service animals
Massagers
Stuffed animals or dolls
Hula-Hoops, Frisbees

SPONSORS

PRESENTED BY


ink
livenation
ontario
ontario 150

OUR SPONSORS


sony
newamsterdam
budlight

jagermeister
virgin
iheartradio

remymartin

FAQs

Will there be ins and outs for the festival?

There are no in and out privileges for VELD Music Festival. Once you leave each day you will not be permitted re-entry.

Health & Safety Related Issues

If this is an emergency or urgent matter please go to the nearest medical tent immediately! If it isn’t urgent please contact hs@veldmusicfestival.com

Are backpacks allowed?

Only bags that are 12x12" are allowed into the festival.

Can I bring an SLR Camera?

No you cannot. No professional cameras with detachable lenses are allowed on-site.

Will there be food vendors?

Yes. Food vendors are available on-site.

Do I need to load my wristband?

You are not required to connect your wristband to a credit card, as we will be accepting credit and debit on site. However, we recommend using the cashless RFID option on your wristband as it saves time, is easy to use, and is safer than carrying around cash & cards in your pockets during the festival. However, wristband registration is mandatory for all attendees. Please see our Wristband Info section closer to the festival date for further information.

Do you need to be 19 to get into VIP?

Yes.

What are acceptable forms of ID?

Any government issued photo ID.

What time does the festival start and finish on both days?

Saturday, August 5th: 12:00pm-11:00pm

Sunday, August 6th: 1:00pm-11:00pm

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