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July 6, 2019

Outland Toronto 2019 | Retrowave Festival 2019

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Prepare for an epic ride through time and space! The Outland team is taking its fully immersive annual synth and retro audio-visual spectacular to Toronto at The Mod Club this Summer, for one night only. Expect phenomenal artists, epic sound and mesmerizing visuals in what is pipped to be one of the greatest synthwave shows ever staged in North America and Canada.
Catch local and international live synthwave, synthpop and electro stars and DJ’s at Outland Toronto 2019 | Retrowave Festival on Saturday 6 July over US Independence Day Weekend. This promises to be a futuristic and nostalgic trip through a time you never knew, but wish you did.

Playing live: TIMECOP1983 | FM ATTACK | KALAX | MICHAEL OAKLEY | DANA JEAN PHOENIX | PARALLELS | MECHA MAIKO…PLUS cult movie TURBO KID ft. music by LE MATOS

Expect:

- The Best Live Synth acts from across the planet
- Watch Turbo Kid The Movie – Heckle the bad guys and cheer for your hero!
- Audio Visual Spectacular: HD Synth visuals, Super Light Show, Big Screen and Big Sound
- The Famous Outland Retro Photo Booth
- Artist Selfies by Polaroid
- Retro Cocktails 
- Retro and Artist Merch: T-Shirts, LP’s, Signed Posters
- Prizes for the best dressed 80’s Cosplayer or Retro movie character
- Free Popcorn for first 100 through the door
- Party until 1am

Doors at 3pm. Film starts at 3:30pm & Ends approx 5pm, with live acts and DJ’s performing thereafter until 1am.

Tickets on sale 1 March 10AM EDT/3PM UTC (All prices are in Canadian Dollars):

* Early Bird Presale: Limited to only 50 tickets ending 31 March or when they sell out! – $30.00
* General Advance: Available from 1 March or when Early Bird sells out – $38.50
* VIP: Limited to 100 tickets – includes free artist-signed event poster, fast track access and early balcony access $60.00
* Special 4for3: Introduce your friends! – 4 gets in for the price of 3 – $116.00
* SUPER STUDENT DISCOUNT TICKET (19+) available on request – please email outlandsynthwaveevents@gmail.com for discount coupon and link [US/CA Student I.D. Required at the door)

Box office door cover: $50.00 before 11pm

Cosplayers and Sci-fi lovers welcome – this is the soundtrack to your lives! We encourage dressing up as your favourite 80′s character…There will be spot prizes for best dressed! (But please, no real blasters, chainsaws, lasers or lightsabers)

Strictly 19+ | ID Required

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More Information:

Can you remember watching Back To The Future? Are you a Blade Runner fan? Do you love video games and the pop culture of the 80′s? Have you seen the movie Drive, with Ryan Gosling? How about Netflix’s Stranger Things? Then this is going to be the best night of your life…

ON SCREEN

Turbo Kid rides on the back of Ryan Gosling’s silver-slick jacket in Drive with the same synth-pop kind of aural dreaminess, delivered beautifully by Montreal’s Le Matos. With tones of Mad Max and the BMX-bandit style of big screen classics like ET and The Goonies, this post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic and nostalgic tribute to 80s action adventure will have you heckling the bad guys and cheering for your hero. Movie starts at 330PM courtesy of Raven Banner Releasing.

IN BETWEEN – ‘The Outland Synthwave Jukebox’

Expect only the best synthwave, retrowave, dark and horrorsynth tunes played in between from the likes of Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, Dance with the dead, Gost, FM-84, The Midnight, Gunship, M83, Anoraak, Powernerd, Robert Parker, Waveshaper, Trevor Something, Power Glove, Dynatron, Lazerhawk, Droid Bishop, Le Cassette, Le Matos, Chromatics, Desire, Miami Nights 1984, Highway Superstar, Dana Jean Phoenix, NINA, The Bad Dreamers, College, Kavinsky and everything else we can fit in!

A VISUAL SPECTACULAR!

In partnership with Flix1202, the very best talent in the visuals game, Outland will present a spectacular visual show to compliment the live music. Using cutting edge screen and projection visual art, along with an amazing light show, expect a spectacle like no other. There’s no better way to experience this incredible line-up of the world’s best synthwave and retrowave artists.

PLAYING LIVE

Timecop1983 (Netherlands) is now a veritable LEGEND of the world synthwave and dreamwave scene. His romantic, cinematic and dreamy tunes mixed with unique upbeat and danceable synthwave and dreamwave has been captivating the world, especially with recent support slots on FM-84’s tour stops. His music has been featured in various films including the Netflix productions Coin Heist Full Movie and You get me. His music forms part of the soundtrack for the videogame ‘Crossing Souls’ by Fourattic (published by Devolver Digital) and he has soundtracked various other films. He also collaborated on The Midnight’s EP ‘Nocturnal’.

FM Attack (Vancouver) is known as one of the pioneers who helped create the synthwave movement. Ryan Gosling said it during an interview while promoting the film Drive. Since his debut album, FM Attack signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music which lead to numerous remixes from artists such as Tegan & Sara, Trans-X, PNAU, Tesla Boy and Richard Marx. His sophomore album ‘Déjà vu’ was released to critical acclaim in 2013 and hailed as a dreamwave classic. His latest album ‘Stellar’ has broken boundaries between synthwave, synthpop and new wave, with recent live performances wowing audiences across America and Canada.

Kalax (Liverpool, UK) is the most talked about synthwave artist on message boards, NRW posts and among artists. This elusive character started writing 80s movie influenced and cinematic scored soundscapes in 2013 and there’s no wonder he is the go-to guy for synth promoters and festivals worldwide since then. Kalax is no doubt one of the most prolific designers of the synthwave sound and visual element, with a new album due for release this year.

Michael Oakley (Toronto/Glasgow) burst onto the world synth scene with his EP ‘California’ back in 2016. The conduit of all things synth, NewRetroWave, picked up on this darling of the retrowave scene and his song Rabbit In The Headlights garnered over 100k views in record time. It’s not often a synth artist comes along with such mesmerising vocal talent like Oakley’s. With song production second to none – it’s also no wonder Propellerhead Software Reason software showcased his talents in a mini-doc last year. Michael releases a new album this year.

Dana Jean Phoenix (Toronto) needs no introduction. This Canadian synth siren has a voice of gold and has been putting synth on the world map, collaborating with production heavyweights across the globe like Gost, Perturbator, Nightcrawler Music, Highway Superstar and Sunglasses Kid. Energetic live performance aside, her music has been featured on @NBCTheVoice (US) and her collaboration with Dutch dreamwave artist Timecop1983 ‘Dreams (Feat. Dana Jean Phoenix)’, was featured in the Netflix original films ‘You Get Me’ and ‘Coin Heist’ and the PS4/PC game ‘Crossing Souls’. Dana’s latest album, ‘PixelDust’ is available on iTunes & Bandcamp, and features production from Powernerd, Mecha Maiko, Till Wild, Straplocked, FAVORIT89, Satori in Bed, MikeGyver, and Patrick Gill.

Parallels (Toronto) straddles the divide between sparkling pop and dreamy synthwave. It’s no wonder this power 3-piece have garnered attention from ‘the outside’. Since hitting #1 on Canada’s National Electronic Chart in October 2015, PARALLELS has toured extensively covering thousands of miles bringing their collection of vintage synthesizers and lively HI-NRG rhythms from Toronto to LA, Moscow to Miami, New York to San Francisco and everywhere in between. The band has also been an electric presence at CMJ, CMW and El Paso’s Neon Desert Music Festival, and has shared billing with internationally-acclaimed artists such as Florence + the Machine, Crystal Castles, A-Trak, Glass Candy, The Juan Maclean and Broken Social Scene.

Mecha Maiko is Toronto-based electronic musician, photographer, and writer Hayley Stewart — formerly one-half of synth duo Dead Astronauts. Having released her debut album ‘Mad But Soft’ on NRW Records, her mesmerising new electronic EP ‘Okiya’ followed this year. Join us at Outland Toronto 2019 to witness first hand the imaginative world of Mecha Maiko.

ABOUT OUTLAND

Outland Synthwave Events hosts full immersion Synthwave/Retrowave music dance party spectaculars, inspired by the sound and vibe of the 80’s. Following on from the huge success of their inaugural Outland event in London back in 2017, the team followed this up to showcase the genre in Glasgow last year. By staging these annual otherworldly spectacles, the audio-visual experience becomes the benchmark of all things new retro, encouraging and inspiring fans and artists alike and ensuring that this awesome genre has a sustainable future.

Artist links:

Timecop1983
- Bandcamp: http://timecop1983.bandcamp.com
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/timecop1983
- Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/timecop1983
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/timecop1983

FM Attack
- Bandcamp: https://fmattack.bandcamp.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fmattackmusic/
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/fm-attack
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/fmattack

Kalax
- Bandcamp: https://kalax.bandcamp.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialKalax/
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kalax
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamkalax

Michael Oakley
- Bandcamp: https://michaeloakleysynthwave.bandcamp.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/MichaelOakleyOfficial
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/michaeloakleysynthwave
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelOakleySW

Dana Jean Phoenix
- Bandcamp: https://danajeanphoenix.bandcamp.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/danajeanphoenix
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dana-jean-phoenix
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/danajeanphoenix

Parallels
- Bandcamp: https://parallels.bandcamp.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Parallels/
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/parallels
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/iloveparallels

Mecha Maiko
- Bandcamp: https://mechamaiko.bandcamp.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mechamaiko/
- Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mecha-maiko
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/mechamaiko

The Small Print/Disclaimer: The artist line up has been confirmed but is subject to change. When making travel and accommodation plans, please ensure you have adequate travel insurance, in the highly unlikely event that Outland Toronto 2019 is postponed or cancelled due to circumstances beyond all reasonable control.

#synthwave #retrowave #dreamwave #vaporwave #darksynth #horrorsynth #strangerthings #bladerunner #cosplay #comiccon

Start: July 6, 2019 3:00 pm
End: July 6, 2019 3:00 pm
Cost: tickets available at eventbrite and the door
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