POP Montreal is back September 13th to 17th, 2017. Highlights include the Canadian premieres of the iconic Afro Brazilian samba diva, Elza Soares, and Wu-Tang Clan master RZA, who will perform a live score of The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. The Festival also announced the return of Royal Trux, the man who graced the cover of Time Magazine, Riz Ahmed, with his rap group Swet Shop Boys; the ultimate queen of groove, Deee-Lite’s Lady Miss Kier; the ultra catchy doo-wop folk band Hurray for the Riff Raff; the legendary Jamaican roots harmony trio Mighty Diamonds; the South Shore’s crunkest rap group Dead Obies; and the return of The Dears, performing their classic album No Cities Left in its entirety.
The annual POP Off Tour will take place again this May and June. It’s with much excitement that we will take our show on the road and present Arbutus-signed Mozart’s Sister & Montreal via Congo singer Pierre Kwenders.
POP Off Europe showcases will run at festivals such as The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Focus Wales, Torstraßen and GreenZoo, as well as curated nights in London, Glasgow and Paris.
POP Montreal 2017 artists
Arthur des Jaguars – Austra – BEYRIES – Bing & Ruth – Dead Obies – Elza Soares – Hurray for the Riff Raff – J, Berd – Jay Som – Jessy Lanza – King Woman – Lady Miss Kier – Middle Kids – Mount Eerie – Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – Public Service Broadcasting – Quay Dash – Royal Trux – RZA – Serpentwithfeet – Swet Shop Boys – Teen Daze – The Acorn – The Besnard Lakes – The Dears – The Mighty Diamonds – Thee Oh Sees – Think About Life – Trio Joubran – Un Blonde – Vagabon – Weyes Blood – Yves Tumor
+ over 350 more!!!
POP Off Tour dates:
May 13 – Wrexham, Focus Wales Festival @ Rewind Wrexham
May 17 – London (DJ SET) @Old Blue Last
May 18 – Brighton, The Great Escape @Canada House (Green Door Store)
May 23 – London @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
May 25 – Glasgow @ The Glad Café
May 26 – Liverpool, SoundCity + @ Constellation
May 27 – Liverpool, Liverpool Sound City @ Pirate Stage on Clarence Dock
May 29 – Paris @ Le Pop-Up du Label
June 1 – Berlin, Torstraßen Festival warm up show @ Acud
June 3 – Krakow, GreenZOO Festival @Klub RE