MEG Montréal Festival


Annually in August

Emerging music
Downtown - Quartier des spectacles

Labour Day long weekend gets a melodic, high-energy boost with the MEG Montreal Festival. The long-running electronic and urban music festival brings Québécois, Canadian and international artists together in live showcases made for dancing, unwinding and relaxing.

Created in 1999 by co-founders Mustapha Terki and Jacques Primeau, MEG endures as a discover-making event for emerging and notable creators of indie rock, pop, hip-hop and electronic music (you might just discover your new favourite artist at the festival!). In four days of musical programming at some of the city's best venues, MEG connects musicians with music fans and industry professionals, encouraging cultural exchanges between Canada and the global music scene and strengthening creative links between France and Québec.

Experience essential Montréal nightlife at MEG's live music nights and afternoons of electronic music, while professional forum MEG PRO sees agents, artist managers, programmers, festival and label heads, promoters and journalists share their expertise and experiences in the evolving sphere of electronic music.

MEG celebrates its 21st anniversary this year with electrifying live music under the sun at Piknic Électronik in Parc Jean-Drapeau and in late-night shows under glittering lights at the Society for Arts and Technology downtown. American house duo Mood II Swing and more producers kick off the festival on Friday afternoon, followed by shows at the SAT with Parisian rap duo Ärsenik, techno producer Airod and more.

Saturday's hot with electro producers Rone and Stereoclip, plus pop artist Miel De Montagne, French musician Dabeull, Cezaire and more. Sunday brings a roster of talent to Piknic Électronik, including Montréal techno queen Misstress Barbara, and a night of disco-styled electronic music at the SAT with Eli Escobar, Dusty Fingers and Maxye. On Labour Day, dance to French duo Good Hearing, UK dubstep maker DJRum and Québec's Robert Robert, Vilify and Dr. Love.


Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019: Sun, Thu, Fri, Sat, 10 p.m.


Free activities and Fees for activities

Quartier des spectacles
Bordered by René-Lévesque, Sherbrooke, City Councillors and Saint-Hubert
Montréal, QC
Downtown - Quartier des spectacles
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