POP Montreal announces first wave of programming for 2018

POP Montreal announces its first wave of artists for the 2018 edition taking place September 26-30. The non-profit, artist-centric international music festival prioritizes
diversity and creativity when selecting the inspiring collective of local and international artists. Renowned for its robust programming of multidisciplinary artists, and deeply rooted in its local community, POP Montreal is proud to continue to deliver a festival of discovery for all who seek a refreshing preview of emerging acts, critically acclaimed artists and legacy greats. This

This year’s lineup features so many amazing artists including former U2 producer and Can-Con icon, Daniel Lanois, electronic pop act SOPHIE, Montreal based lo-fi rock and R&B inspired songwriters, Homeshake and indie rock band, Wolf Parade. For their 17th year, POP Montreal has certainly outdone themselves on the first wave announcements.

POP Montreal First Wave Lineup: (alphabetical)
Bbymutha
Bill Callahan
Blitzen Trapper
Bodega
Bush Tetras
Christina Schneider’s Locate S,1
Clairmont The Second
Corridor
Dounia
Electric Six
Elisapie
Equiknoxx
Homeshake
Jaunt
JPEGMAFIA
Kilo Kish
King Khan & The Shrines
Koriass
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leif Vollebekk
Lena Platonos
Lydia Képinski
Mauno
Molly Nilsson
Nap Eyes
No Joy
Palm
Saint Sister
Sista Majesty
Socalled’s Porn POP
SOPHIE
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 Symposium, Puces POP, and Kids POP —the five-day event is sure to have something for everyone. For a limited time, the POP Montreal Discovery Pass is $100+tax (regular $300+tax) Pass includes skip the line access to the whole festival and more! Don’t forget POP Montreal’s warm up to summer, the Marché des Possibles every weekend from June 22 to July 29.

Want more from POP Montreal? Check out their First Wave playlist HERE.

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