Published Aug 26, 2015Having already announced and expanded its 2015 lineup, Pop Montreal has now unveiled one last batch of artists to give us the full bill for the 14th annual edition of the festival.
The latest lineup additions include the Sonics, Doldrums, Prison Garde, Frankie, Les Hay Babies, Chuggo and All We Are. There will also be a free closing party at the the Piccolo Little Burgundy with a a DJ set from Torquil Campbell of Stars, plus a couple of cover bands: the Radiohead tribute Brother's Got the Bends and the Smiths tribute the Smiffs.
Interestingly, Canadian violin god Owen Pallett will make an appearance, but not as part of a traditional concert. Rather, he will take part in a pop-up restaurant at the Cabaret Rialto, which will include guest DJs and celebrity chefs. From the announcement, it's not entirely clear if Pallett will be a DJ or if he's cooking.
Also on the musical front, the festival's Film Pop segment has announced that the Arcade Fire tour documentary The Reflektor Tapes will make its Quebec premiere at the festival. The Pop Symposium will offer discussions with Andy Kim and Arto Lindsay.
Beyond that, the festival also offers the segments Art Pop, Kids Pop, the marketplace-oriented Puces Pop, Fashion Pop and a record fair. Get the full details at Pop Montreal's website, where tickets for the many shows can also be purchased.
Previously confirmed festival performers include Giorgio Moroder, Viet Cong, Braids, the Besnard Lakes (performing in a 17-piece formation with strings and horns), Tim Hecker (presenting his Fog Works II), Godflesh, Will Butler, Built to Spill, the Barr Brothers, Last Lizard (formerly known as Dirty Beaches), Nick Diamonds, Greys, Suuns & Jerusalem in My Heart, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Micachu & the Shapes, Mikal Cronin, Ought, "Pathway to Paris" (a concert featuring Thurston Moore, AroarA and more), the Cribs, Albert Hammond Jr. (of the Strokes), Coeur de Pirate, Bully, the Orb, Cannibal Ox, Heartless Bastards, Jerusalem in My Heart, Murder by Death, Stars of the Lid, Cairo Gang, Babes in Toyland, Crosss, Arto Lindsay, Vieux Farka Touré, the Elwins, Royal Canoe, Eleni Mandell, Rebecca West and more.