POP MONTREAL is back to celebrate 20 years!

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This September, Montrealers will be ecstatic to hear that the City’s POP Montreal will be going ahead and celebrating “twenty years of getting lucky”.

Yes, it’s still a pandemic so the organizers know they have to remain safe and careful but we can all celebrate and be thankful that we can still go to shows and see amazing live music.


And there is an incredible line-up to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary, with many artists who have performed at POP over the years. Highlights include 2020 Polaris Prize winner and heavy core rap genius Backxwash; The Dears who played the first edition of POP, hometown psych-rock heroes SUUNS, one of the fiercest rappers in the game and Rhythm and Flow alumnus Cakes da Killa, the debut performance by the newest Montreal super group  ALL HANDS/ MAKE LIGHT formed by Efrim Manuel Menuck from GodspeedYou! Black Emperor and Ariel Engle from La Force, Montreal’s latest dream-pop starlette Vanille;  Aiza who you may know as a superhero on the Netflix series Jupiter’s Legacy and also as Canada’s next R&B sensation; Laura Niquay who’s stunning 2021 album sung in Atikamekw and French was long-listed for this years Polaris Prize.

There will also be a parade in the Mile End on the Sunday of POP Montreal so stay tuned for all the news, the show listings and events.

POP Montreal 2021 will be a hybrid festival, in-person and virtual. For in-person concerts, the current Covid-19 protocols will be applied and a health pass will be required at the entrance of the concerts. If you are planning to attend a performance, you MUST purchase your tickets online in advance. There will be no tickets available at the door.

You can also visit the Art POP exhibition on the third floor of the Rialto, Puces POP at Église Saint-Denis, conferences and discussions with POP Symposium at the Rialto, Film POP at Cinéma Moderne and at L’Entrepôt77 (ciné-concert) as well as Kids POP at Parc Saint-Viateur.

All show listings and tickets available at www.popmontreal.com

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