POP Montreal International Music Festival

September 23 to 27, 2020

Emerging music
Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End

For five days in September, the city rocks out and sings along to the music of POP Montréal International Music Festival, a long-running, wide-ranging festival of indie rock, folk, electro, hip hop, punk, R&B and new music that defies genres, let alone the word “pop.”

Over 400 musicians rub shoulders with fans and industry members at POP Montréal. With venues ranging from classic theatres to intimate local bars and from rooftops to after-hours haunts, the festival traverses the city and its multiple music scenes.

Live music stands out as the festival's main focus, but the program is also packed with fascinating talks and workshops at the POP Symposium, visual arts exhibitions at Art POP, film screenings at Film POP, one-of-a-kind local creations at the Puces POP craft fair, Record Fair treasures, fun activities for kids and their families at Kids POP and more.

In 2019, POP Montréal celebrated its 18th anniversary in style with performances by sensational artists including Laurie Anderson, Mavis Staples, Tirzah, Aldous Harding, the Congolese band Kokoko!, the Ivorian duo Jess Sah Bi and Peter One, Yung Baby Tate, the São Paulo Teto Preto band and other artists on the international scene, as well as Québec stars like Safia Nolin, Elle Barbara, Helena Deland and many others.

Don't miss the next edition!


Sep 23 to 27, 2020: Sun, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, noon.


Free activities and Fees for activities

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
Montréal, QC

Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End
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