POP Montreal Celebrates 15th Anniversary; Full Lineup Announced!

In three weeks POP Montreal 2016 will be celebrating 15 years in show business. 15 years of presenting amazing music,art and bringing people together in Montreal for a pretty damn good MEGA PARTY! This year's festival will be fun, fresh and exciting.

Some of the luminous headliners we have programmed include The Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale who will also take part in the POP Symposium, avant garde punk visionaries Psychic TV, the ready-for-primetime Angel Olsen, and oddball pop provocateur Babyfather.

And now we're happy to announce rare shows. On Thursday night as part of Montreal label Secret City's 10th anniversary, Sirius XM will present the lovable troubadour Leif Vollebekk playing the first ever show On the Rialto Rooftop! Leif will be performing in that intimate space for 3 nights straight, a great spot to check out Montreal sunsets. In other rooftop related news, just down the street Kandle will be playing the Ubisoft Rooftop with her band The Krooks. We're also adding shows by Quebec City singer-songwriter Keith Kouna at the esteemed Ukrainian Federation and local songstress Rosie Valland at the Rialto Hall, presented by Sirius XM.

For the highly anticipated basketball match, Win Butler's POP vs Jock IV, we are happy to add Chris Thomson from Vampire Weekend, Nikolai Fraiture from the Strokes, former NBA greats Matt Bonner,Luke Bonner and Brian Scalabrine, plus a surprise half time show with a special SPACE JAM theme.

In the not to be missed category, we have a realer-than-real Hi Fi Jamaican sound system featuring the legendary Shinehead and Brigadier Jerry. Finally, be sure to check out the exclusive sequel to the Feral Island project, the result of a collaboration between Wake Island and Feral Love, curated by POP Montreal and Liverpool Sound City.

There are also another 400 + bands that we love and who are awesome; new discoveries like Best Fernand The Submissives, daily afternoon musical MailChimp BBQs at POP Quarters, different chefs to check out every night at Le Clubhouse POP, and of course all the awesome events put on by the segments.

On September 21st, Fashion POP will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary and publish its first zine featuring the competition winner! 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. Moreover 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 on September 23rd. #FluoTaVie because we are a beautiful, vibrant and colourful community!

Like every year, 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's, the first ever Montreal edition of Feelings Film Festival, curated by Chloe Wise and Adam Levett, as well as Figuratively Full, a group photo exhibition curated by Maya Fuhr. 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.

From the suburbs of Baltimore to the basketball courts of deep cartoon space; from one coast of Africa to the other; and to the Ballroom scene of New York City; Film POP is back this year with a renewed focus on diversity and tolerance, along with a showcase of fun, unexpected retro titles to rediscover! This year's edition is proud to celebrate the work of iconoclasts such as David Byrne and John Waters, while offering a selection of local premieres from renowned fests.

Last but not least, Kids POP is putting on two days of pure fun on September 24th & the 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!

2016 Art POP Artists
KALUP LINZY - JAYSON MUSSON - SETH BOGART - CHLOE WISE - ADAM LEVETT - CHRIS LEVETT - MAYA FUHR - Jason Harvey - TARA SINN - BRAD PHILLIPS - COLE KUSH - JIMMY TAGLIAFERRI - LOGAN JACKSON - JOSH PAULINS - KRISTIE MULLER - SEAN FRANK - BAILEY SCIESZKA - WHITNEY MALLETT - CHAD MOORE - ZACH SKY - ANN HIRSCH - CARLY MARK - JACQUELINE ASHTON - JORLAN CHARLTON - LUNA KHODS - COREY OLSEN - EBBA PERO - JON SHERMAN - MARK SOMMERFELD - Rebecca Storm - MARIE TOMANOVA - ERIC T. White - ADAM BASANTA - HUGO DUFOUR-BOUCHARD - MITCH DIXON - JIM HOLYOAK - NEIL HOLYOAK - NICK KUEPFER - MILES PETRELLA - KATHERINE LEWIS - BRENT MORELY SMITH - ALEXANDRE PÉPIN - CINDY PHENIX - LAURENCE PHILOMENE - MONICA REKAS - KARA STERNE - JOE NAMY - DAN BRAULT - PATRICK CRUZ

2016 Film POP Programming
CONTEMPORARY COLOR (Bill Ross IV & Turner Ross | United States, 2016 | 107 min) - FEELINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Artistes divers | United States, Canada et al., 2016 | 20 videos, 90 min) - FONKO (Göran Hugo Olsson, Daniel Jadama & Lars Lovén | Sweden, 2016 | 87 min) - FRANK AND THE WONDERCAT (Tony Massil & Pablo Alvarez-Mesa | Canada, 2015 | 67 min) - I CALLED HIM MORGAN (Kasper Collin | Sweden/United States, 2016 | 97 min) - KIKI (Sara Jordenö | Sweden/United States, 2016 | 94 min) - LIVE READS: OCEANS 11 - MULTIPLE MANIACS (John Waters | United States, 1970 | 82 min) - SPACE JAM (Joe Pytka | United States, 1996 | 88 min) - TRUE STORIES (David Byrne | United States, 1986 | 90 min)

2016 Record Fair Vendors
Arbutus - Art Not Love Records - Babzil - BBAM! Gallery - CJLO - CKUT - Discophilesound - Drew Duncan - Dylan Gagné - Explosive Groove - Fixture Records - Frank Manley - Forward Music Group - Found Sound - Howl! Arts - La Vieille Picouille, disquaire - Le Pick Up - LIBRAIRIE LAFORCE - L'Oblique - Oh Hi - Phonopolis - Slam Disques - Serge Bellerose - So Sorry Records - Sonorama - Sonowax - The Suite Delight - Tir Groupé - Mucho Gusto-Select - Vinyle Nostalgia - Western Desert Aboriginal Art Pty ltd. - Wham Bam Boo - Zorgal Musique

2016 POP Symposium Participants
John Cale - Genesis Breyer P-Orridge - Annette Peacock - Susan Rogers - High Klassified - Wally Badarou - Geoff Travis - Danny Holloway - Shinehead - The Combat Jack Show - Vish Khanna - Jef Ellise Barbara - Socalled - Howard Bilerman - Andy Williams - Jayson Musson - Kalup Linzy - Alexis O'Hara - Joe Namy - Sundus Abdul Hadi - Foxtrott - Nantali Indongo - Michael Angelo - dj flugvél og geimskip - Sol Guy - Amir Abbassy - Tamy Emma Pepin - Basem Boshra - Jared Leon - Reuven Ashtar - Ren Bucholz - Jennifer Dorner - Orion Szydel - Bettina Forget - Vic Galloway - Michael Venus - Bernadette Houde - Roxanne Arsenault - Amber Carew - Doug Croy - Joe Parry - Matt Langille - Evan Dubinsky - Guillaume Moffet - Stefan Christoff - Louis Coupal

2016 Puces POP Artisans

Accessories
Catfight Designs - Dans le sac - Deborah Adams - genreDenis - KAZAK - Kinsu - Marc Simard - Petite Laine - PKYdesign - Rachel F. - Sarah dans la lune - Sous-Bois - TANDEM & CO - Une Raton -

Arts & Prints
atelier rosepink - Boucane - Darveelicious - Deuxième date - DIONOSKI - Jackie Bassett - La Façade - Laucolo - le Bocal de Mag - MC Marquis - Nicole Aline Legault - On n'a rien volé - point de marge - Popolo Press - Raymond Biesinger Illustration - Toujours Correct

Babies & Kids
Berçante - Clair de prune - Ginko Organic Babywear - Hochet Gaga - Jules mon poisson bulle - La fée raille - Les Belles Combines - Mes amis imaginaires - Rousskine - Supayana - Velvet Moustache - Vic & Ted Atelier Urbain

Bodycare
BKIND entreprise - Cucamanga - Dot & Lil - Kiki - Les Pétards - Pépin - Savonnerie 2

Ceramic
Catherine De Abreu, céramiste - DOMPIERRE - Goye artiste céramiste - Julie Duguay, céramiste-designer - Marianne Chénard céramiste - Marie-France Labrosse - Marjorie Camiré Céramiste - Maxime Stéphanie Lemay

Clothing
Atelier aleur - atelier b - Beurd (pour Rapace S.E.N.C.) - BlackSnaps - Bonnetier - Bunny and Claude - by THOMAS
Mercedes Morin - Miyuki Crochet - Noémiah - Pony

Food
Bals Provisions - bar a beurre - DJINN SIROPS - Dumornay Delis Food Manufacturing Inc. - Gruo -
GuimOv - Entreprise de Gourmandises Artisanales - L'étagère Gourmande - La boîte à chocolat - Les Charlatans - Marie et Cie - Mark's Hot Sauce - POPS ART - Preservation Society - Sinai Gourmet - Tout cru! Atelier de fermentation - U MAIN

Housewares
Atelier East End Mtl - Blisscraft&Brazen - BOHO MONTRÉAL - Fabrique B / B Factory - Filasse - Atelier textile - KOZOUF - La Reserve Design - Montréal Machin - Plants And Colors - Virginie Laliberté

Jewelry
Arc Jewellery - blessedpoppy - Brelokz - Chikiboom - darlings of denmark - Eugenie Bee - Femme Mécanique Designs - Garnotte de luxe - Isabelle Kapsaskis/joaillière - Le Cubicule - Louve Montréal - marmod8 - Nea - Nina.Nanas - Pilar Agueci Artist Goldsmith - Prysm - The angry weather - THIS ILK - YYY

2016 POP Montreal Artists
69BOYZ - A Fellow Ship - AIDA - Alex Cameron - Alexia Avina - Allah-Las - Ambition - American Lips - Andy Williams - Angel Olsen - Annette Peacock - Antoine93 - Athena - Athensz - Automatisme - Baberaham Lincoln - Babyfather - Bankruptcy - Bateau Noir - Beatrice Deer - Beca - Belave - Belle Game - Bellows - Best Fern - Beyries - Bile Sister - BIRDS OF PARADISE - bizZarh - Black Le Gary - Blanka - Blood and Glass - Blue Cheese - blue odeur - Bodywash - BOIDS - BORAJ - Boy Friends - Brave Radar - Brigadier Jerry - Brother May - Brown - Bud Rice - Bueller - Cam Maclean - Camille Delean - Carla Sagan - Caroline Gélinas - Catriona Sturton - Caveboy - Century Palm - Chairs - Chalks - CHANDRA - Charm Taylor - Chatham Rise - Chersea - Chevalier Avant Garde - Chixdiggit - Chris Velan - Circuit des Yeux - Cloud Rat - CO/NTRY - Cold Specks - Colin Stetson's SORROW - A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony - Colour Wheel - Common Holly - Consilience - Construction & Destruction - Copcar Bonfire - Corridor - Craig Cardiff - Creep Wave - Crystal Eyes - D Holloway - D R E S D E N - D.R.A.M - Dany Laj - Dark Circles - Daybi - Deeshorty - Devon Welsh - DIANA - Diet Cig - DirtyOrgans - DJ Grey - dj. flugvél og geimskip - Donzelle - Dories - Dorothea Paas - Drones Club - Drowzy - Dynesti Williams - Eamon McGrath - Emilie & Ogden - EquallyOpposite - Erla Axelsdóttir - Eskimeaux - Esmerine - Everett - Exit Someone - Fake Palms - Fake Tears - Fantôme de Rockland - Featurette - Femme Accident - Feral Love - FINN - Fleece - FOG - For Esmé - Forest Frontier - Forever - Fragile Feet - Fred Fortin - free cake for every creature - Freelove - Fenner - Gabe 'Nandez - Gabrielle Shonk - G. Love - Ghost Twin - Ghostly Kisses - GIRL ARM - Girlfriends and Boyfriends - Giselle Numba One - Goodbye Honolulu - Groenland - Guy Madonna - Hand Cream - Hayden - A 20th Anniversary Celebration of 'Everything I Long For' - Hazy Montagne Mystique Ensemble - HEALTH - Heathers - Helena Deland - Hellenica - His Clancyness - Hobo Lord - Holding Hands - Hologramme - Holy Data - Holy Fuck - How Sad - Hraïr Hratchian - Hua Li - HWYS - I Shot Samo - Ibrahim Maalouf - Ice Cream - James Irwin - Jason Shay - Jean-Michel Blais - Jef Elise Barbara's Black Space - Jeremy Dutcher - Jerusalem In My Heart - Jesse Mac Cormack - Jessica Moss - Joanne Pollock - Joe Grass - John Cale - John Waters - Joyce N'sana - Julie Doiron - Julien Sagot - Kandle & the Krooks - Keith Kouna - Képa - Kestrels - Kiwi Jr. - KLONDIKE - Kode9 - KROY - Ky?zMa - L.A. FOSTER - La Fièvre - Lakes of Canada - LAPS - Laureate - Leif Vollebekk - Les Hôtesses D'Hilaire - Let's Eat Grandma - Lexis - Li'l Andy - Little Scream - Little You, Little Me - Living Hour - Lonely Parade - Look Vibrant - Loon - Lost Creatures - Lou Canon - Louise Burns - Lowlands - Luisa Maita - Lungbutter - LVL UP - Manners - Martin Dubé - Matt Holubowski - mavo - Maybe Greys - Men I Trust - MERMAIDS - Mich Cota - Michael Angelo - Millimetrik - Mind Bath - Momo - Mon Doux Saigneur - Mono No Aware - Mossman - Motherhood - Mundy's Bay - Nancy Pants - NANIMAL - Neil Holyoak - Nennen - Never More Than Less - New Fries - New Media Serious Interesting Band - Nicolet - Nighttime - Nightwitches - No Aloha - NOBRO - NONI WO - N?VA - NWI - Okapi - Ol' Savannah - ONFIILM - Orkestar Kriminal - Owen Meany's Batting Stance - Papalotl - Parallels - Partner - Pat Jordache - Patrik - Pharaon - PHERN - Phoenix Pagliacci - Pins & Needles - Pippa - Po Lazarus - Pollyester - Princess Vitarah - PRIORS - protruders - Psychic TV - Quaker Parents - Radiant Baby - RAKAM - REPARTEE - respectfulchild - Rodrigo Amarante - Ropoporose - Rosie Valland - Ryley Walker - Sam Coffey + The Iron Lungs - Sara Diamond - Saxsyndrum - Sc Mira - Scott Hardware - Sebastien Grainger - Several Futures - She-Devils - Shinehead - Silver Dapple - Slight - Slow Down Molasses - Slow Mass - Smileswithteeth - Smokes - SNFU - Socalled - Soft Opening - Solids - Sonic Avenues - Sound of the Mountain - sour C.R.E.A.M. - Ssurfacing - St. Lawrence Warehouse - Company - Stefana Fratila - StEve Adamyk Band - Strange Froots - Strangerfamiliar - SWEAT - Syngja - T R A C E S - Tamara Sandor - Tasseomancy - Taylor Knox - Technical Kidman - TENDERIZER - Tess Roby - Thanya Iyer - The Audible Doctor - The Ballantynes - The Famines - The Hazytones - The Kills - The Luyas - The Painters - The Past - The Rising Few - The Sadies - The Seth Bogart Show - The Submissives - The Yips - Tim Darcy - Told Slant - TOPS - Tor Miller - Towanda - Trixie Whitley - Un Blonde - Uniiqu3 - Uwe Schnappsbein - Vallens - Vesuvio Solo - Vikki Gilmore - Wake Island - Wally Badarou - Weird Star - Whitney K - WHOOP-Szo - Wider Smile - Wiklow - Will Mclelland - Wishkaah - Wolf Saga - Wolves in the Throne Room - Woodpigeon - Wreckless Eric - Year of Glad - yoo doo right - Young Satan in Love - Channel No One - David Simard - Zen Bamboo - Harris Shper - Bebe Buckskin - Maude Audet - L.A. Witch - Feral Island - Dresden - Oonga - Moonshine Tex Buckeye - Katie Moore - Notre Dame de Grass - All-Star Jam - Philémon Cimon - La Bronze - Shauit - Karneef - OHARA - Morthouse - Yohuna - Fuudge - Cindy Lee - Not You - The Prince Special w/ FREDY V. - Nailbiter - DJ VNCE (Dead Obies)

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