This has been a hard year for Montreal (and the world) for lots of reasons. One of them is because we never got our much anticipated festivals that Montrealers have been spoiled with. It’s a way of life for us, so it’s great to see that organizers are finding ways to bring them to us once again. One of them is the 2020 Indie Culture Fest!
Who hasn’t missed the Jazz Festival? Or all those amazing food festivals? Osheaga? Just For Laughs?
Because of the pandemic, Quebec banned all festivals until the end of August. We have had some form of festivals thanks to the creativity of organizers who tried to maintain some presence.
2020 Indie Culture Fest Returns
But, this time, POP Montreal is bringing back festivals that are designed specifically for COVID-19. Now, they’re back with some online shows, but also some live ones!
Music is coming back to Montreal with the 19th edition of the 2020 Indie Culture Fest. And it won’t just be online.
Of course, these POP Montreal events are a completely Canadian lineup as international acts are not currently touring. Check out the artists.
Backxwash – mind-blowing metal rap – Saturday, Sept 26 – Theatre Rialto
Lido Pimienta – ecstatic electric cumbia – Saturday, Sept 26 – Theatre Rialto
Flore Laurentienne – cinematic orchestral bliss – Friday, Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
Plants & Animals – plants make jazz – Saturday, Sept 26 – Le Ministère
Land of Talk – stream of consciousness rock – Thursday, Sept 24 – Theatre Rialto
Socalled – basement jam – Saturday, Sept 26 – secret venue
Thanya Iyer – pizzicato jazz pop– Friday Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
Paradis Artificiel – experimental electronic pop –Saturday, Sept 26 – Theatre Rialto
Clerel – classic R&B – Friday Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
Tyleen – hip hop swagger – Friday, Sept 25 – Theatre Rialto
Antoine Corriveau – the dark prophet of French folk-rock – Friday, Sept 25 – Ursa
The final shows are TBA only after the September Labour Day weekend. Click the link to the POP Montreal website for more information.