2013 POP MONTREAL FESTIVAL ARTISTS:
Alejandro Paz, Angel Olson, Bernie Worrell w/Fred Wesley, Calvin Love, Carlyle Williams, Colin Stetson, COUSINS, DIANA, Dorothy Moore, Fred Eaglesmith, Jenny Hval, Julianna Barwick, Legendary Pink Dots, Local Natives, LIMM, Majical Cloudz, Marie-Jo Thério, Mashrou’ Leila, Matias Aguayo, Pierre Perpall, Portugal. The Man, San Fermin, Shuggie Otis, SSION, Tim Hecker, Team Rockit, The Dodos, The-Dream, Typhoon, Yellowman vs Josey Wales, Whitehorse, Wild Nothing
Yes it’s almost 4 months away, yes there is lots of stuff still to come, but we figured we would tease you with some of the great music we have lined up for the 12th spectacular edition of POP Montreal. So mentally prepare yourselves, do your research, start feeling up, so you can get down and live all your dreams with us from September 25th to 29th in La Belle Ville!
Some of the highlights include none other than Grammy Award-winning, Beyoncé song writing, love king supreme, The-Dream, performing in Montreal for the first time. If you’re looking for legends, we have them in spades, starting with Ms. Misty Blue herself, the legendary R&B/blues queen, Dorothy Moore. Or how about dancehall king Yellowman who will battle Josey Wales, recreating their classic 1984 album Yellowman versus Josey Wales, for the first time in Montreal. Finally, two original members of Parliament, Fred Wesley and Bernie Worrell, will be on stage together for a one-time-only special show.
While we’re on the topic of special shows, we’re super excited to announce that master interviewer Jian Ghomeshi will set up shop during the fest to record a special night of his talk and music mash-up at Théâtre l’Olympia. Jian is “stoked to bring Q to beautiful Montreal in the middle of POP. This will be fun!”
We’ll also have local geniuses, including Colin Stetson, Tim Hecker, Majical Cloudz, plus the amazing Quebecois disco ruler Pierre Perpall, who you may know from the Chromeo DJ Kicks compilation. There’s lots of amazing underground discoveries like Norway’s Jenny Hval, Team Rockit from Sweden, Toronto’s DIANA, the incredible SSION from down south and Lebanon’s Mashrou’ Leila. The list below is a taste, we’ll have another one later this summer so enjoy, breathe and get ready for the party!
The first 10 Super Passes purchasers will receive a FREE OFF- FESTIVAL UPGRADE, which guarantees FREE access to all the pre and post festival shows that POP Montreal presents, starting from the date of purchase untilDecember 31, 2013. Click HERE for more details.