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POP Montreal 2024: The First Names!

POP Montreal 2024 – September 25 to 29, 2024

Salut y’all, c’est almost le fun!  POP Montreal is getting ready for edition lucky # 23. Once again POP is coming with the freshest, coolest and most fascinating musical selection in town! There will be legends including the prolific gospel folk singer Iris DeMent, the funky godfather of Cash Money Records productions Mannie Fresh, new age folk visionary Beverly Glenn-Copeland and new wave Parisian icons Edith Nylon. POP will also be presenting two foundational Montreal pop bands Stars and The Dears with a double feature performance of their albums Set Yourself on Fire and No Cities Left each celebrating 20th anniversaries. Another special event is Skratch Bastid’s BBQ coming to Montreal for the first time. Along with the legends, POP will host the incredible new sounds of up-and-coming breakouts like John Glacier, YHWH Nailgun, Luna Li, Claire Rousay, Still House Plants, Distraction4ever and Nabihah Iqbal.  Plus for the grand finale, we will have a once-in-a-lifetime concert La Route Chante, celebrating the unique and singular voice of the saintly Lhasa de Sela with many special guests including Calexico, Feist and Klo Pelgag

So let’s get high and soar like Air Jordan.

Daniel Seligman, Creative Director – POP Montréal

Discover the lineup with comments from our programming team:

Afternoon Bike Ride chill tempo bedroom pop for dreamers

Alix Fernz synthy urgent post-punk

Astrid Sonne broken beat cello, hooks and fragments

Beverly Glenn-Copeland legendary songsmith of new-age folk futurism

Bob Vylan London UK poetic grime punk

Calexico post-Tejano folk legends play an intimate show in a secret location

Cassandra Jenkins sophisticated jazz-laced pop

Claire Rousay post-genre emo pop genius

distraction4ever broken post-punk ready to break

DJ Nu-Mark founding member of Jurassic 5, Nu-Mark was a god to HMV staff in the early aughts

Edith Nylon Parisian new wave legends!

Egyptian Lover THE OLD SCHOOL funk is alive

Emilie Kahn Harp infused shimmering melancholic pop

Erika Angell open-hearted dark avant-garde vocal meditations

Fernie Torch singer with style

Freak Heat Waves dubbed out psych punk

Homeshake alternative CD-era bedroom grunge

Iris DeMent prolific American folk legend singing the gospel

Jigsaw Youth grunge metal with a backend

John Glacier rap game aphex twin

Juana Molina legendary Argentinian neofolk, experimental pop provocateur

Kroy hypnotic avantpop

La Route Chante Lhasa de Sela tribute show – POP Montreal and Opak Productions, in collaboration with Lhasa’s family, present a night with members of Lhasa’s last two bands bringing her songs to life, with performances by Feist, Calexico, Juana Molina, Silvana Estrada, Klô Pelgag, Myriam Gendron, Bibi Club, Helena Deland, La Force, The Barr Brothers, Laurence Anne, Yves Desrosiers, Samantha de la Vega, and the Stone Bonnet Choir, under the musical direction of Joe Grass.

Laura Krieg an icicle synth and cold-wave party

Los Bitchos garage inflected psych cumbia

Luna Li bedroom pop if the bedroom was on a celestial moon intersecting with Jupiter’s 3 suns in the year 2084

Mannie Fresh Cash Money godfather, producer of the funkiest southern rap

Marnie Stern Rolling Stone’s 188th greatest guitarist of all time, #1 for us

Mimi O’bonsawin Mimi creates a groove universe exploring Abenaki, Franco and Anglo folk

Mother Tongues cyber-psych Toronto rock dreamers

Nabihah Iqbal experimental musician, producer, DJ, broadcaster from London

Nailah Hunter forward forward-infused mystical ambient folk

NPNP Trio ecstatic meditative electronic inversions

SAM.IITO Samito’s ever-expanding musical universe continues with his latest; ‘Des-Dobramento (Unfolding): Shame Cycle,’ a 4-part song cycle.

Sheenah Ko Dreamy, poppy, poetic. emotional as hell

Silvana Estrada Mexican singe traversing universes of son jaracho, jazz and folk songs

Skratch Bastid the best scratch DJ from Canada doing his BBQ thing

STARS playing Set Yourself On Fire in full

Still House Plants Best new music post-folk nervy magic

Sunset Rubdown the musical equivalent of a delicious creamsicle on a sweltering afternoon in July

The Barr Brothers the two brothers doing their rock magic + maybe a guest or 2?

The Dears playing No Cities Left in full

The Fleshtones iconic garage rock gods with a score to settle

Unessential Oils the inner sonic pieces of Plants and Animals’ Warren Spicer

YHWH Nailgun mind-blowing ineffable noise g-d

Zéa Calla 50% of Montreal band La Fièvre, 100% lofi sucre pop

All reservations, concert info, tickets and passes: here

In the coming months, we will also announce the programming of our Puces POP, Film POP, Art POP, POP Symposium, and Kids POP segments… Stay tuned!

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. This project is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Gouvernment du Québec, Ville de Montréal, SODEC and le Conseil des arts de Montréal.