10th edition

MURAL Festival

Montreal MURAL Festival

“The 10th edition offers a high level of artistic and musical programming, with some twenty local and international muralists, 13 concerts held across two distinct sites, and a large number of creative activities for the public. MURAL brings a fresh look to the Saint-Laurent Boulevard, which will be pedestrianized for the occasion, by adorning it with new large-scale murals and exciting artistic activities”, notes Pierre-Alain Benoît, Executive Director of MURAL.

Ten years of effervescence and creation

Ten years of promoting the work of exceptional artists who leave an unfathomable
legacy on the Montreal landscape

Ten years of enthralled crowds during incredible shows!

Visual Arts Programming

Obama Hope posterOne of the headliners of the 10th edition of MURAL will be the American artist, entrepreneur and activist Shepard Fairey, also creator of the OBEY brand, who visits Montreal for the very first time. Fairey is best known for his “Hope” poster, created for Barack Obama’s electoral campaign.

This year’s festival also welcomes several other international muralists and visual artists, including: Caratoes (China), Mando Marie (USA), Dalkhafine (France), Vexx (Belgium), VJ Suave (Brazil).

The 10th edition of MURAL also features a strong contingent of Montreal and Canadian muralists, including: Olivier Bonnard, Marc-Olivier Lamothe, Drew Young (Vancouver), Danaé  Brissonnet, Caroline Monnet, Burnt Toast (Hamilton), Hate Copy (Toronto), Aliendope, Awie,  Melissalikesushi, and more. Montreal-based artists and multidisciplinary duo Alexis Vaillancourt and Olivier Bonnard will curate and design sculptural works and installations in the festival’s historic core area on Saint-Laurent Boulevard.

Musical performances and events on Saint-Laurent Boulevard

In addition to hosting the creation of most of the festival’s murals, the Saint-Laurent boulevard,  pedestrian and accessible to all for free during the 11 days of MURAL, will once again be the beating heart of the event!

Mural festival - Marc Oliviver Lamothe

Marc-Olivier Lamothe

MURAL will be hosting 10 concerts, presented by QUB musique, in its historic core area located in the parking lot of 3527 Saint-Laurent. These events will feature artists from Quebec, France and the United States, including: Klô Pelgag, Kaaris (France), Vladimir Cauchemar (France), UnoTheActivist (USA), Evil Giane (USA), Lunice, Planet Giza, Rowjay, Ouri (Dj set), Hologramme (Dj set), Thierry Larose, Shreez,
Zeina, Neemz (Palestine), and many more.

The festival also features live art programming on the boulevard, immersive art programming around Parc du Portugal, and an entire zone dedicated to artistic innovation. Visitors will be able to participate in art workshops, admire new works in augmented reality, both static and interactive architectural projections, as well as original digital installations, including a virtual reality experience.

Major concerts in a 2nd zone

From Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th, three outdoor concerts will take place downtown at an outdoor site located at 650 Peel Street, just south of Saint-Jacques Street. This site will have a capacity of just over 4,000 festival-goers and is within walking distance of the Bonaventure metro station and downtown arteries.

The major concerts of the 10th edition of the MURAL festival will bring together international talents and local artists for hip-hop, grime, afrobeat and electronic music performances.

Friday, June 10th: Lil Yachty (USA), Nardo Wick (USA), Isabella Lovestory and more

Saturday, June 11th: Ayra Starr (Nigeria) with the Moonshine collective and guests

Sunday, June 12th: Skepta (UK), Lancey Foux (UK) and more

Concert tickets are on sale at www.muralfestival.com

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