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POP Montreal reveals first names for 2022 edition

Montreal Rocks | May 24, 2022

POP MONTREAL is BACK! 

Actually it never really went away. They had some challenges but were still able to put on shows in all sorts of circumstances!  Now they say they are delighted to be moving forward and hope to continue to build the perfect sandwich of music and art, bringing in artists from around the globe.

This year’s line-up includes post-rock icons Tortoise, UK funk pioneers Cymande playing in Canada for the first time, Rupaul’s Drag Race winner Priyanka, Ghanaian electro rapper Ata Kak, punk rock viral sensations The Linda Lindas, and a huge homecoming for Folk Alliance artist of the year and Juno award winner Allison Russell.

The 21st edition of the festival will be held from September 28 to October 2, 2022.

Discover the lineup with comments from the POP Montreal programming team:

Allison Russell Grammy-nominated, Juno winning roots queen
Tortoise post-rock legends
The Linda Lindas punk rock greatness
Martha Wainwright Outremont’s coolest mom
Cymande the most influential funk band you haven’t heard of playing for the first time in Canada
Sister Nancy 80s dancehall queen
Ata Kak Ghanaian electro-rap icon
Priyanka Rupaul’s Drag Race winner!
Haru Nemuri JPOP meets screamo in the best way ever
Wayne Snow future-soul innovator
Kali Malone avant garde pipe organist
Medicine Singers experimental Algonquin pow pow
Julie Doiron sappy melodies and hooks
Fuji|||||||||||ta Japanese sound artist
Born Ruffians Canadian Alt Rock Titans
DJ Shub Presents War Club Live  pow wow step, Juno winner
Lydia Kepinski Outremont’s coolest diva
Bambii avant garde dancehall
L’Rain multi-instrumentalist songwriting genius
Magi Merlin the Cindy Lauper of r&b
Water From Your Eyes the coolest band you’ve ever seen
Caroline minimalist post-folk from the UK
Julien Sagot the coolest member of Karwka
Hollie Cook perfect vocal harmonies from the UK
TootArd Levantine psych disco
Partner fun funniest.fantastic.for real
Jonathan Personne Corridor’s smooth rock star
JayWood best vocalist from Winnipeg since John K Samson
Robert Robert synth-pop hits
Gulfer hardest working band on earth
Bibi Club soft pop montréalaise.
Mallrat Aussie emocore
Jane Inc mesmerizing vocals and beats
Wild Black beautiful blend of R&B and dance music
Patrick Holland will immediately transport you to early 1980s UK
Poolblood words and harmonies that will inspire you
Bells Larsen brilliant lyricist & vocalist
Kxng Wooz next big thing from Nova Scotia
Keeper E the vocal hooks are undeniable!
Shanii 22 infection beats with incredible flow
Jahmal Padmore gorgeous vocals over extremely catchy riffs
Scott Hardware layered, textured songs about the human condition
Sister Ray poetic, haunting, sad, glorious
Packs early Liz Phair, the really good stuff
Deanna Petcoff ridiculously catchy pop/rock
Niabi Mile end future dancehall
Kaya Hoax Montreal producer à la Arca and Santigold
Sham Family post-punk heaven

All reservations, concert info, tickets and passes on www.popmontreal.com

Launched in 2002 by friends and colleagues who had the desire to create an important and unifying cultural festival, POP Montreal is now entering its 21st year as an integral part of the Montreal festival circuit and the international music world. Taking place in a bilingual environment, each edition offers an eclectic program of 200+ multidisciplinary artists, including 150+ musical artists and 50+ Quebec musicians to more than 45,000 spectators during 5 days. The 21st edition of the festival will be held from September 28 to October 2, 2022.

During the day, POP presents mostly free events including barbecues, conferences, films, exhibitions, craft fairs, and indoor and outdoor concerts. In the evening, the festival presents dozens of concerts, openings, film premieres and special events.

The POP Montreal International Music Festival has become the trusted platform for local and international audiences to discover Montreal and its artists alongside cutting-edge headliners in an inclusive and community-driven environment. 


POP Montreal will also announce at the end of the summer the programming of their Kids POP, Art POP, POP Symposium, Film POP and Puces POP segments… stay tuned!

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