POP Montreal Kicks Off Today With a Bang

Starting today until September 29th, POP Montreal is back for five days of amazing new highs and soaring good times. With a plethora of events all around town in the music, arts and film genres, here are some worthy things to check out.

Some music notes to take down include the revival of the legendary dancehall album Yellowman versus Josey Wales, the mythical Shuggie Otis in concert at the POP Symposium, and the first-ever Montreal show of the hit-making machine The-Dream.

For those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime local experience, check out Li’l Andy in 3D at the Théâtre Rialto – Salle Shure. For DJ fans out there, don’t miss the one and only Kid Koala.

Like last year, a series of special concerts at Breakglass Studio will again be presented and broadcasted by SiriusXM Canada. These will include intimate performances by hometown favorites Plants and Animals, Les Sœurs Boulay, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Solar Year and more. Tickets for these one-time events are very limited.

At Film POP, there will be ground-breaking animation and psychedelia, an ambitious slate of high-concept installations, a roster of the newest music documentaries, and much more.

CBC Radio’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi will record a live audience show in partnership with POP Montreal, featuring special performances from Patrick Watson and BRAIDS, as well as lively discussions with novelist Louise Penny, actor Antoine Bertrand, comedian Sugar Sammy, and a special Montreal media panel on Thursday, the 26th. Talk about Notable!

Puces POP’s craft fair will also open its doors for four days this year. POP shoppers will be able to get their craft fair on between the Thursday and Sunday of the fest. Fashion POP will return to the Rialto on opening night where six designers will take it to the runway to win awesome prizes and everyone’s favourite record fair will also be back to showcase an epic selection of Montreal’s finest vinyl collectors, indie labels and local record stores.

This is just a quarter of what you can expect; the complete list of artists and links to tickets are here, so make sure you take the time to experience this amazing cultural gathering!


All images courtesy of: Pop Montreal

Fashion image: Richard Lam