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Media coverage of the 22nd edition of POP Montréal

This year’s festival weekend was a sunny one, filled with joy and good energy for the festival-goers who joined in the fun, strolling through Mile End from one space to another to enjoy music, art, cinema, daring discussions and much more.

With the famous ‘billboards’ humorously announcing the arrival of the 22nd edition of the POP Montréal festival, we already knew that it would be another promising festival!

That said, we’d like to thank the many media outlets who praised us before, during and after the festival!

Here are a few excerpts from the articles, not to mention a La Presse interview with one of our headliners; Candi Staton, and an exclusive interview with Dr. Cornel West with Marie-Louise Arsenault on Dans les Médias, Télé-Québec!

”Presented from Wednesday to Sunday, the Pop Montréal festival surprises once again with its crazy and eclectic program. From rap to experimental, indie rock to basement folk, radical DJing to queer R’n’B, old glories to up-and-comers, you’ll be spoiled for choice.”

” POP Montreal brought no shortage of excitement to the city this year. Celebrating its 22nd instalment, the festival has steadily expanded beyond its musical roots to include film screenings, art installations, a symposium, lectures and installations for children. (…) this year’s programming was as good a reminder as ever that POP Montreal’s music curation remains top notch and as eclectic as ever. ”

Tom Piekarski for Exclaim

During and after the festival, we were featured in several articles by none other than Crack Magazine, Stereogum, DanstafaceB and Cult Magazine, all of which reviewed the highlights of the festival!

”Ever since 2002, Pop Montréal has taken over venues across town one week a year for a far-ranging festival that balances established names and emerging acts. With some of the locals describing this year as feeling like the first “true” iteration of the festival since COVID, the excitement feels particularly palpable; there’s an electricity in the air while you drop in on wildly different artists just a few blocks away from each other.”

  • Ryan Leas for Stereogum

”POP Montréal’s 22nd edition exemplified how a city of this size could host an event with such an extended programme, yet somehow have an intimacy that, come the end, felt like it was an extension of your cultural persona.”

Thomas Frost for Crack

”From outdoor shows on the Rialto rooftop and at l’Entrepôt77 to the Mile End Parade to mesmerizing club shows by American music legends and local stars of the scene, a lot of memories were made at POP this year.”

Cindy Lopez for Cult MTL

See some more articles here:

Crack Magazine


Cult MTL


Le Canal Auditif


Le Devoir


Brooklyn Vegan

Montreal City Crunch

Thanks to Via Fehmiu, Ici Premiere, CBC Radio, Ici Musique, Montreal Secret, Cool Magazine, Art TV, and more!