Yesterday, POP Montreal announced its final round of programming for the 2018 edition taking place September 26-30. The non-profit international music festival prioritizes diversity and creativity when selecting the inspiring collective of local and international artists.
Chicago rapper CupcakKe, Synth-pop songstress Zola Jesus,Abenaki filmmaker, singer, artist and activist Alanis Obomsawin, Batucada hardcore duo Ninos du Brasil, Toronto’s industrial electronic act Odonis Odonis, Montreal’sDevon Welsh (Majical Cloudz), Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry’s Quiet River and Elle Barbara‘s Bosom Confidante sex inspired variety show at Cinema L’Amour are just some of the new additions to the already extensive line up. For a full list of performing artists visit here.
Free and open to the public, the POP Symposium has found a new home this year within POP Quarters at the Rialto Complex in the heart of the Mile End. From September 26th to 30th. Featuring a conversation with legendary Rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson facilitated by Montreal folk mainstay Katie Moore, turntablist and ‘Mudd Up’ blogger DJ rupture in conversation with James Goddard and “Meet me in the bathroom” author Lizzy Goodman, the symposium presents five days of inspired panels, workshops and artist talks that serve as a critical meeting point for artists, industry professionals, activists, academics, and everyone in between. To view full programming visit here.
On top of the extensive music showcases that it offers, POP Montreal also features 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
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.