POP Montreal is turning 18! It will be THE BEST FEST YET. This year POP presents great music, including legendary Grammy award winning avant-garde composer and artist Laurie Anderson, the debut of British post R&B sensation Tirzah, the captivating singer songwriter Aldous Harding, Congolese futuristic funk masters Kokoko!, the Awesome Tapes From Africa Cotes d’Ivoire country music legends Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, wild girl rapper and producer Yung Baby Tate, Sao Paolo’s post- tropicalia, dancehall party collective Teto Preto and much much more.

POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-profit curated cultural event that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world.

Launched by friends and colleagues in 2002 from the collective impulse to create a meaningful and vibrant cultural festival, POP Montreal is now entering its 18th year as a permanent fixture on the Montreal festival map and the international music circuit. Each year, the five-day festival presents more than 400 artists to audiences of over 60 000.

Delivering a bold cross-section of art forms and events, the festival includes concerts, symposium discussions, artisan and visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, and, of course, a few all-night parties.

For musicians and artists, fans, curators, critics, record labels and industry, POP Montreal is the North American festival that provides a dynamic introduction to the next generation of musical talent and independent art forms.

For the full event line-up, visit: www.popmontreal.com