FESTIVAL: A Sneak Peek At Pop Montreal 2013

by Gregorio Vincent


It’s almost 4 months away, but the folks at Pop Montreal figured they would tease us with some of the great music they have lined up for the 12th spectacular edition of POP Montreal. So mentally prepare yourselves, do your research, start feeling up, so you can get down and live all your dreams with from September 25th to 29th in La Belle Ville!

Some of the highlights include  Grammy Award-winning, Beyoncé song writing, love king supreme, The-Dream, performing in Montreal for the first time.  Or how about dancehall king Yellowman who will battle Josey Wales, recreating their classic 1984 album Yellowman versus Josey Wales, for the first time in Montreal. Finally, two original members of Parliament, Fred Wesley and Bernie Worrell, will be on stage together for a one-time-only special show.

They’ll also have local geniuses, including Colin Stetson, Tim Hecker, Majical Cloudz, plus the amazing Quebecois disco ruler Pierre Perpall, who you may know from the Chromeo DJ Kicks compilation. There’s lots of amazing underground discoveries like Norway’s Jenny Hval, Team Rockit from Sweden, Toronto’s DIANA, the incredible SSION from down south and Lebanon’s Mashrou’ Leila.  The list below is a taste and Pop Montreal will have another one later this summer. You can purchase early bird tickets here.


Alejandro Paz, Angel Olson, Bernie Worrell w/Fred Wesley, Calvin Love, Carlyle Williams, Colin Stetson, COUSINS, DIANA, Dorothy Moore, Fred Eaglesmith, Jenny Hval, Julianna Barwick, Legendary Pink Dots, Local Natives, LIMM, Majical Cloudz, Marie-Jo Thério, Mashrou’ Leila, Matias Aguayo, Pierre Perpall, Portugal. The Man, San Fermin, Shuggie Otis, SSION, Tim Hecker, Team Rockit, The Dodos, The-Dream, Typhoon, Yellowman vs Josey Wales, Whitehorse, Wild Nothing