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About POP Montreal

22 Years!

POP Montreal International Music Festival is an annual not-for-profit curated cultural event that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artistic talents from around the world.

Launched by friends and colleagues in 2002 from the collective impulse to create a meaningful and vibrant cultural festival, POP Montreal is now entering its 23rd year as a permanent fixture on the Montreal festival map and the international music circuit. Each year, the five-day festival presents more than 400 artists to audiences of over 60 000.

Delivering a bold cross-section of art forms and events, the festival includes concerts, symposium discussions, artisan and visual art exhibitions, fashion shows, film screenings, and, of course, a few all-night parties.

For musicians and artists, fans, curators, critics, record labels and industry, POP Montreal is the North American festival that provides a dynamic introduction to the next generation of musical talent and independent art forms.

We POP Year-Round!


POP presents several stages at select national and international events, such as SXSW (USA), Liverpool Sound City (UK), The Great Escape (UK), Focus Wales (UK) CMW (Toronto), NXNE (Toronto), Hillside (Guelph), Sled Island (Calgary), Sappyfest (Sackville), Les Nuits Psychédéliques (QC City), Megaphono (Ottawa), C/O POP (DEU), Torstraußen (DEU), Green Zoo (POL), Beautés Soniques (BEL), etc.

POP-Off Tours

Nationwide & European tours featuring some of the most promising Canadian talent.

Local Club Events

POP hosts year round events and parties at various venues across the city, country and internationally.

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Marché des Possibles

Launched in 2014, the open-air urban marketplace attracted over 14,500 people in second first year! Taking place every weekend between June and August, the Marché des Possibles features a variety of food trucks, artisanal vendors, a biergaarten, and eclectic FREE programming for all ages.

Espace POP

In June 2012, POP Montreal opened a new gallery space dedicated to showcase the work of local artist. Located on the ground floor of POP Montreal’s offices, Espace POP hosts a variety of art shows, POPup shops, book/zine launches, workshops and much more.

Fringe POP

A 2-day curated stage at Montreal’s St-Ambroise Fringe Fest attracting 20,000+ audience members in June.

Puces POP

A 2-day curated stage at Montreal’s St-Ambroise Fringe Fest attracting 20,000+ audience members in June.

Environmental Initiatives

The POP Montreal team is also happy to announce that there will be no plastic bottles or straws in venues operated by the festival. There won’t be any bottled water at our bars or backstage, but never fear, there will be water fountains accessible to everybody. Bring your reusable bottles! As for our glasses, they’re locally made from corn starch, making them compostable! In addition, to help us in our eco-responsible initiatives, we have Consignaction as partners who help with the deployment of recycling bins on our sites such as the Rialto complex and L'Entrepôt 77. Our partnership with RECYC-QUÉBEC helps educate us on concrete actions that we can do at events and as citizens. Resources are available on their website. Finally our partners Le Consortium Echo-logique, produce a report on waste/recycling/composting on our sites to help us better target our actions year after year.