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):
Christina Schneider’s Locate S,1
Clairmont The Second
King Khan & The Shrines
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Socalled’s Porn POP
The Charlatans UK
The Weather Station
Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois
In addition to POP’s extensive music showcases, the festival hosts a variety of programming including; Film POP, Art POP, POP Symposium, Puces 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.
For more information, go to www.popmontreal.com.