POP Montreal announces Live and Digital Events for the 2020 edition!

Today, POP Montreal announces a live / digital hybrid of event performances for this year’s festival from September 23-27, bringing live music back to the city after a festival-less summer! 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 and critically acclaimed artists. This year’s edition will be adapted to ensure the safety of attendees and adhere to all COVID-19 restrictions. Focusing on local artists, the 19th edition will have fewer shows and maintain social distance protocols at both indoor and outdoor venue spaces.

POP Montreal will be producing concerts in several venues including the historic Rialto theatre complex, as well as at Le Ministère and Martha Wainwright’s community art/music/ café space, URSA. These shows will have very limited capacity, with advance ticket sales and seating room only. All events will be accessible online via the POP Montreal stream “Funhouse 2.0” for at home viewing. Digital viewers can experience the festival via popmontreal.com, which will allow attendees to wander through a virtual 2D rendition of the Rialto Theatre complex, with access to live-streamed concerts, and other panels and performances, as well as an art gallery, and more. Dedicated to providing Montreal and the international music community with stellar programming, the festival promises special surprise events in line with previous years that incorporate the community and backdrop of the city. Each secret show venue will be revealed at the last minute to ticket holders.

​Here is the first round of programming, with more to come!

  • Backxwash – Saturday Sept 26 – Theatre Rialto
  • Lido Pimienta – Saturday Sept 26 –  Theatre Rialto
  • Flore Laurentienne – Friday Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
  • Plants & Animals  – Saturday Sept 26 – Le Ministère
  • Land of Talk  – Thursday Sept 24 – Theatre Rialto
  • Socalled – Saturday Sept 26 – secret venue
  • Thanya Iyer – Friday Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
  • Paradis Artificiel -Saturday Sept 26 – Theatre Rialto
  • Clerel – Friday Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
  • Tyleen – Friday Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
  • Antoine Corriveau – Friday Sept 25 – Ursa

All show listings and tickets available at www.popmontreal.com
Please Note: If you plan on attending a show you MUST buy your tickets online in advance​, ​there will be no tickets available at the door. In order to limit health risks, the duration of concerts will be 30 minutes maximum and venue capacities will be reduced according to the distancing standards in place.

In addition to POP’s extensive music showcases, the festival will once again 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, and to bring some life back into the city after a quiet summer!

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