POP Montreal International Music Festival

A gathering spot for independent musicians, industry members, music fans and creative minds of all type. While music is the main focus of the festival, POP Montreal also offers conferences and workshops, visual arts exhibitions, a craft & record fair, activities for kids and film screenings, in addition to legendary all-night loft parties.

On September 21st, Fashion POP will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. 6 local designers will hit the runway at Théâtre Rialto – Salle St-Ambroise, where a jury of 9 industry movers will select the most impressive collection which will earn itself a live photoshoot at the after party.

The Puces POP Fair will return with 115 awesome vendors (including 40 newcomers!) and host an opening party featuring a healthy juice bar and DJ.

The POP Symposium will bring together prominent musicians, thinkers and behind-the-scenes mavens from the past and present to talk about creativity and business. Events on this year’s menu include artist talks, live podcast recordings and industry discussions with speakers such as synthesizer specialist Wally Badarou, Ximeno Records co-owner and producer Danny Holloway, avant-garde English singer songwriter, musician and performance artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, legendary Welsh musician, composer and producer John Cale and Rough Trade Records co-founder, Geoff Travis.

Art POP will feature some of the most exciting artists working today, including a performance and talk with multimedia artist Kalup Linzy.

Moreover, FREE daily tours will be given at 5:30pm at POP Quarters, so that all festival goers can plunge into the exhibitions, installations and performances.

Kids POP is putting on two days of pure fun on September 24th & 25th, featuring a silkscreen workshop, a live band karaoke party, and an epic neighborhood Kids POP Crawl, presented by Sun Life Financial. For vinyl lovers, The Record Fair will likewise open its doors over the weekend to boast local and international vendors, including its fave labels, record shops and private collectors, with DJ sets and sweet treats!

For more information, including the full schedule of events and complete list of artists, visit: www.popmontreal.com   514-842-1919

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