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BP AB EXCLUSIVE: SOUNDWAVE

The final SOUNDWAVE of the season is approaching, and we couldn’t be more excited to close out another great year with the latest installment, which is sure to be one for the books! Over the past five years, this event has become known across North America for being one of the most unique out there, not only for its distinct location but also for the world class acts that we bring to make the experience unforgettable. So grab your swimsuits: it’s time to get wavy.

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The location is what makes this event unlike any other on the continent, and is what attracts attendees from far and wide to experience the craziest pool party there is. SOUNDWAVE takes places inside the West Edmonton Mall World Waterpark, a five-acre waterpark that is the second largest in the world, as well as home to the world’s largest indoor wave pool. This is no kiddie pool, however, as this event is 18+ and will be fully licensed to serve alcohol for this event only.

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Some incredible acts have headlined at SOUNDWAVE in the past, such as Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, Gareth Emery and more. Here at Blueprint, we are always trying to push the envelope when it comes to producing incredible events for those in British Columbia, Alberta and beyond, and always booking the biggest and most relevant acts is a huge piece of the puzzle. That’s why we are pleased to host four of electronic music’s premiere acts for your listening and dancing pleasure: Adventure Club, Chuckie, Bixel Boys and LE YOUTH will be rocking the SOUNDWAVE stage come May 17!

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Adventure Club is homegrown Canadian talent out of Montreal, and over the past few years have taken the dance music world by storm with their unique brand of electro-house-dubstep. The duo, made up of Christian Srigley and Leighton James, has played all over the globe, from Detroit to Denmark, and are coming to Edmonton just for SOUNDWAVE.

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Amsterdam native Chuckie is an absolute beast on the decks, bringing his dirty dutch brand of high energy house to festivals and clubs all over the globe. Described by some as “The King of Mixing,” Chuckie’s sets are marked by an eclectic music selection that spans various genres, seamless transitions and tons of climaxes and drops that get crowds of thousands jumping. You don’t want to miss his set!

Rob May and Ian Macpherson, who produce and perform under the moniker of Bixel Boys, have made quite the name for themselves in the mere two years since they formed the duo. The Boys like to say that they make underground music for big rooms, with a truly unique sound that spans experimental bass, bouncy house, 90’s hip hop and Berlin techno. They are stopping over at SOUNDWAVE before heading to Las Vegas, so you know they’ll be bringing the heat and hopefully giving us a preview of their EDC set.

Wes James, better known as LE YOUTH, is at the forefront of the future R&B movement that has been sweeping the electronic music scene over the recent years. He rose to prominence as a result of his track “C O O L,” which sampled Cassie’s mega club hit “Me and U.” Since then, he’s become known for his signature blend of R&B sounds combined with 90’s house music that never fails to get people moving and grooving.

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As you can tell, it’s shaping up to be an epic day and night of amazing music in an unforgettable setting, so get to planning your trip to the waviest party in the world! For all you out-of-towners, you can stay right in West Ed at either one of the two hotels on the property, the WEM Inn or the Fantasyland Hotel. The first two tiers of tickets are sold out, but there’s still Tier III and VIP tickets available so don’t sleep on SOUNDWAVE — North America’s biggest dance pool party. See you on May 17!

– Josephine Cruz

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