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)
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 —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.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.