Get to Know iHeartRadio FanFest Headliner Marshmello

— April 25, 2019

Showcasing the best and brightest in Canadian and international talent, the annual iHeartRadio FanFest is just two weeks away on Wednesday, May 8 at Rebel nightclub in Toronto. As one of the must-see events on the Canadian Music Week calendar, FanFest is poised to be an epic night in music, with performances by Marshmello, Frank Walker, Neon Dreams, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine, Famba, Lu Kala, and many more. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.ca. FanFest is a 19+ event.

Counting down to the big day, The Lede has compiled some fun facts (and the Canadian connections!) of this year’s headliner, Marshmello.

  • Having initially remained anonymous for years, Marshmello is confirmed to be American producer/DJ Chris Comstock.

  • The moniker Marshmello is in connection to the custom marshmallow shaped helmet the world-renowned DJ wears during his public appearances. It is believed his name and mascot head were inspired by Canadian electronic DJ and music producer Deadmau5, who also dons a helmet on stage.

  • Marshmello first gained mass acclaim when his official remix of Jack U and Canadian megastar Justin Bieber’s “Where Are U Now” collected over 40 million plays on Spotify and SoundCloud in less than six months.

  • Last Valentine’s Day, Marshmello tore the roof off of Rebel Nightclub in Toronto at one of the first iHeartRadio Secret Session series, titled iHeartRadio Secret Session - A Marshmello Valentine’s.

  • Last summer, Canadian pop superstar Shawn Mendes sent the iHeartRadio MMVAs crowd into a frenzy when he posed as Marshmello on the MMVA stage to accept the award for Best EDM/Dance Artist or Group.

  • With more than 2 billion streams across his channels, Marshmello is one of the fastest-rising dance producers in history and is one of Spotify’s Top 10 most-listened to artists in the world.
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