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POP Montreal Announces First Wave of Artists Including SOPHIE, Wanda Jackson, Wolf Parade, JPEGMAFIA, & More


POP Montreal Announces First Wave of Artists Including SOPHIE, Wanda Jackson, Wolf Parade, JPEGMAFIA, & More

POP Montreal announces its first wave of musical talent for 2018. This year, the festival runs from September 26th to 30th. As always, the non-profit, artist-centric international music festival prioritizes diversity and creativity when selecting the inspiring collective of local and international artists. 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 the underground arts and culture scene.

Whether you come for the music or for POP's many segments - Film POP, Art POP, POP Symposium, Puces POP, and Kids POP -the five day event is sure to have something for everyone. For a limited time, the POP Montreal Discovery Pass is $100+tax (regular $300 + tax) Pass includes skip the line access to the whole festival and more! Don't forget POP Montreal's warm up to summer, the Marché des Possibles every weekend from June 22 to July 29.

Watch the POP Montreal trailer here.

PC music affiliate, SOPHIE makes thought provoking, layered and challenging electronic pop

Wanda Jackson
The Queen of rockabilly and pioneer of rock and roll, Jackson was a contemporary of Elvis

Bill Callahan
Indie icon formerly known as Smog. writes lofi, songwriting gems, on Drag City label

Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois
Former U2 producer and cancon icon (Lanois) meets avant garde electronic maverick (Venetian Snares)

Wolf Parade
Indie rock royalty are back to where it all began

Kilo Kish
American art pop R&B singer and Los Angeles supergroup The Internet collaborator

Montreal based indie sweethearts, make lazy Sunday jams

U.S. Girls
Experimental noisy pop by one of world's best songwriters

Lena Platonos
The pioneer of Greek electronic music from the 80s has gained new found acclaim after re-release on label Dark Entries

King Khan & The Shrines
King Khan, thewild garage rock front man originally from Montreal and now in Berlin, fronts the Shrines who are like James Brown meets 13th floor Elevators

Bush Tetras
Legendary No Wave act from New York City who redefined punk, art and experimental music

Molly Nilsson
Exhilarating & moody dance pop from the Queen of Sweden

Montreal multidisciplinary producer, musician, makes his porn genre debut as a filmmaker 10 years after his band did the live soundtrack to the 70s gay porn Cruisin' 57 at Cinema L'amour

Leif Vollebekk
Haunting and romantic Canadian songwriter

Themost original new rapper in America right now. A more interesting version of Death Grips

No Joy
Montreal shoegaze juggernaut with heavy riffage

Hip and heavy franco indie rock band

The Weather Station
The best kind of Canadian folk à la Joni Mitchell

Left field Jamaican dancehall collective

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Evocative & brilliant writer/storyteller singer/songwriter

Clairmont The Second
Next big hip hop act coming out of the 6ix

Nap Eyes
Chilled out and endearing indie rock band originally from Halifax now in Montreal (Velvet Underground meets Yo La Tengo)

Sista Majesty
Franco Caribbean dancehall emcee from Martinique

19 year old Moroccan American R&B singer and social media activist and star to be.

Uncensored bad ass rap mom role model

Progressive rapper preaching the truth from St Eustache to Montreal-Nord

Inuk pop star, film maker and activist

Named NYC's most exciting new band after dominating the blogosphere post SXSW

The Charlatans UK
The chart topping British pop band.

Blitzen Trapper
Experimental alt country rock band signed to Sub Pop

Vile Creature
Complex and confrontational Doom metal duo from Hamilton

Thus Owls
Explorative Swedish-Canadian group

Deemed "Ontario's Rising Pop Renegades" by Exclaim!

Saint Sister
A month after forming they were asked to perform on TG4 (Irish national TV), and opened for Arcade Fire's Will Butler.

They bring to mind the likes of Grizzly Bear, Local Natives and Real Estate with their charming, intricate guitar lines.

Christina Schneider's Locate S,1
Previously known as CE Schneider Topical (OSR Tapes), Of Montreal tour mate and collaborator

Lydia Kepinsky

French care free millennial pop

Electric Six

Garage disco punk band from the Motor City

About POP Montreal

POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual non-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 17th year as a permanent fixture on the international music circuit and the Montreal festival map.

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