The Ultimate Guide To FrostBeat: Windsor’s First Winter Electronic Music Festival

Windsor, Ontario, will be hosting it’s first winter electronic music festival with a pioneer of the music from Detroit coming over the border to headline it and we’ve got all the information you need to know about it.

FrostBeat is a collaboration between WindsorEats and renowned Windsor DJ, Justin James. While this is a first venture into a music festival for WindsorEats, techno DJ and producer Justin James is no stranger to it. He’s the founder of ‘unknown‘, an innovative event production and promotion company rooted in Windsor, Ontario, committed to curating exceptional experiences across the diverse landscape of electronic music and beyond.

Here’s everything you need to know about FrostBeat:

What Is It?

FrostBeat will be Windsor’s very first winter electronic music festival. FrostBeat is a collaboration between WindsorEats and renowned Windsor DJ, Justin James.

The event is Apres Ski themed, and we encourage everyone to come in their best theme attire.

Where & When Is It?

The music festival is taking place on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at WindsorEats (400 Erie St. E. in Windsor, Ontario) from 12pm to 1030pm.

Is It Outdoor or Indoor?

Both! While the main stage will be outdoors, there will also be a small stage indoors for folks to come inside and enjoy. At time of writing, the weather is looking like it’ll be sunny and a balmy 6 Celcius, which is perfect!

How Much & Where Can I Get Tickets?

Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance and $40 at the door. Online tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

What Is The Lineup?

So excited that you asked! Detroit legend, DJ Godfather will be headlining FrostBeat.

With techno originally hailed as The House Sound of Detroit – there’s no denying the Motor City has its own definitive genre: Ghetto Tech. A true pioneer of the sound, DJ Godfather, like so many in Detroit was inspired by local radio – WJLB, The Electrifying Mojo and Jeff ‘The Wizard’ Mills – but for Brian Jeffries, aka DJ Godfather, it was scratch DJs, hip hop and DMC battles that kick-started his love for turntablism.

While DJ Godfather will be closing out the new festival, it won’t be before another Detroit DJ, Zora Monico takes the stage. Zora is a Detroit-grown, multi-talented DJ and producer; focusing her music in Ghetto Tech for venues and Lofi House mixes in her downtime. Breaking through from pandemic DJ to clubs and festivals, Zora was discovered by Dirtybird Records in 2022.

Also performing are Justin James, Abdul, Ex Libris, DJ Vodka Soda, Mach X, Ross Williams, Roice, Spaceboy, and XXXero.

Will There Be Food & Drink?

Rico Taco Mexican Eats food truck in Windsor, Ontario.
Rico Taco Mexican Eats food truck in Windsor, Ontario.

Of course! Rico Taco and Cheap Noods will be on site serving up some great food while WindsorEats will be serving some great cocktails and beer, along with warm drinks like hot cocoa.

Where’s the After Party?

While the festival ends early enough to be in bed by 11pm if you choose, for those looking to keep the party going DJ Justin James is hosting an Apres FrostBeat Party just a couple blocks down the road at 573 Erie St. E.

This official afterparty will feature live techno performances from Justin James and Mother Against Drum Machines. Admission is $10 with a wristband from FrostBeat or $15 without.


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