John Cale, Annette Peacock, Hayden and the return of POP vs. Jock.
Hello, we're POP Montreal. We have a really cool music festival that truly reflects the amazing scene in Montreal's underground artistic community in an ultra real way. Don't forget that. We've been bringing you original, fresh and sexy music for 15 years and this year will be absolutely no exception. This is our 2nd press release, the next one will unveil our final programming. So enjoy another taste before the big explosion.
We're very happy to add a slew of amazing locals artists to the line-up this year, including piano phenom Jean-Michel Blais, Little Scream, CO/NTRY, Un Blonde, Nancy Pants, TOPS, Jesse Mac Cormack, Heathers, Emily & Odgen, Tim Darcy of Ought, Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz, along with Jef Elise Barbara's Black Space, She-Devils, and the launch of KROY's debut album.
We are also happy to announce some SUPER IMPORTANT international headliners, including the beyond legendary co-founding member of the Velvet Underground John Cale; the avant garde pianist, composer (and genius) Annette Peacock; as well as a rare performance by Hayden, celebrating the 20th anniversary and performing in full his groundbreaking album Everything I Long For; and a one of a kinda 80's rub-a-dub soundsystem featuring dancehall legends Shinehead and General Trees. Other mega cool artists we are announcing include oddball pop provocateur Dean Blunt's alter ego Babyfather; experimental punk band HEALTH, the majorly hyped psych pop duo Let's Eat Grandma and Princess Vitarah who's break out single Nigerian Pussy "is the anthem", So Get'cha Damn Hands Up!
That's not it, there will be more more more! Win Butler's POP vs JOCK IV basketball game, featuring some of the biggest celebrities in the world; a talk with Susan Rogers (Prince, Barenaked Ladies, David Byrne, Jeff Black, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tricky, The Jacksons), Ph.D. in experimental psychology as part of the POP Symposium, and an Art POP curated conversation between CKUT’s Sundus Abdul Hadia and Beirut-Based artist Joe Namy.
2016 POP Montreal Artists
69BOYZ - Annette Peacock - Acid Priest - Allah-Las - American Lips - Angel Olsen - Babyfather - Belave - Bellows - Century Palm - Chixdiggit - Circuit des Yeux - Commander Clark - Copcar Bonfire - Cloud Rat - CO/TRY - Cold Specks - Colin Stetson's SORROW A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony- Craig Cardiff - D.R.A.M - Devon Welsh - Diana - Diet Cig - Eskimeaux - Esmerine - Fake Palms - Groenland - Hayden A 20th Anniversary Celebration of 'Everything I Long For' - HEALTH - Heathers - Holy Fuck - Ibrahim Maalouf - Jean-Michel Blais - Jef Elise Barbara's Black Space - Jerusalem In My Heart - Jesse Mac Cormack - John Cale - John Waters - Kode9 - Les Hôtesses D'Hilaire - Let's Eat Grandma - Li'l Andy - Little Scream - LVL UP - Michael Angelo - Mourn - Mundy’s Bay - Nancy Pants - New Fries - Nicole Dollanganger - Partner - Princess Vitarah - Priors - Psychic TV - Rodrigo Amarante - Ryley Walker - Sam Coffey + The Iron Lungs - Sebastien Grainger - She-Devils - Slow Mass - SNFU - Solids - Sonic Avenues - Steve Adamyk Band - Tamara Sandor - Tess Roby - The Kills - The Lonely Parade - The Sadies - The Seth Bogart Show - Tim Darcy - Told Slant - TOPS - Un Blonde - Uniiqu3 - Vesuvio Solo - Wally Badarou - Whitney K - Will Mclelland - Wolves in the Throne Room - Wreckless Eric
+ over 400 still to be announced!