POP Montreal Announces First Wave of Artists for 2018

[![The Dead Obies at POP Montreal 2017 [Photo: Louis Longpre]](/content/images/2018/05/37072074312_24cbc227fe_o-300x200.jpg)](/content/images/2018/05/37072074312_24cbc227fe_o.jpg)The Dead Obies at POP Montreal 2017 [Photo: Louis Longpre]
POP Montreal has announced its first wave of artists for the 2018 edition, taking place Sept. 26-30, 2018. The non-profit, artist-centric international music festival says it prioritizes diversity and creativity when selecting the inspiring collective of local and international artists

Known for its robust programming of multidisciplinary artists, and deeply rooted in its local community, this year’s lineup features PC Music affiliate, electronic pop act SOPHIE, the Queen of rockabilly and pioneer of rock and roll, Wanda Jackson, former U2 producer and CanCon icon Daniel Lanois performing with avant-garde electronic maverick Venetian Snares, American art pop R&B singer and Los Angeles super group The Internet collaborator, Kilo Kish, Montreal based lo-fi rock and R&B inspired songwriters Homeshake and indie rock royalty Wolf Parade join the stellar list of artists for the 17th year of the festival. Full list of performers can be found below.

POP Montreal First Wave Lineup (alphabetical):
Bill Callahan
Blitzen Trapper
Bush Tetras
Christina Schneider’s Locate S,1
Clairmont The Second
Electric Six
Kilo Kish
King Khan & The Shrines
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leif Vollebekk
Lena Platonos
Lydia Képinski
Molly Nilsson
Nap Eyes
No Joy
Saint Sister
Sista Majesty
Socalled’s Porn POP
The Charlatans UK
The Proclaimers
The Weather Station
Thus Owls
U.S. Girls
Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois
Vile Creature
Wanda Jackson
Wolf Parade

In addition to POP’s extensive music showcases, the festival hosts a variety of programming including; Film POP, Art POP, POP SymposiumPuces POP, and Kids POP. For a limited time, the POP Montreal  Discovery Pass is  $100+tax (regular $300+tax). The pass includes skip-the-line access to the whole festival and more.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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