Published Sep 01, 2016POP Montreal returns from September 21 to 25 this year, and organizers have been teasing out the lineup in waves. Now, with the festival just weeks away, a few final additions have been made.
A series of "rare shows" will take place throughout the weekend, with Leif Vollebekk performing three nights in a row on the Rialto rooftop as part of Secret City's 10th anniversary celebrations. Kandle and her band the Krooks have also been slated to play a special show on the Ubisoft Rooftop, while Quebec City singer-songwriter Keith Kouna will play the Ukrainian Federation and Montreal singer Rosie Valland will play the Rialto Hall.
They join previously announced musical acts John Cale, Annette Peacock, Hayden, Colin Stetson, the Kills, Holy Fuck, Jerusalem in My Heart, Wally Badarou, Angel Olsen, John Waters, 69 Boyz, Uniiqu3, Michael Angelo, Psychic TV, Diet Cig, Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire, Groenland, Seth Bogart, Acid Priest, Allah-Las, American Lips, Craig Cardiff, D.R.A.M., Mourn, Nicole Dollanganger, Sonic Avenues, Steve Adamyk Band, Wolves in the Throne Room, Babyfather, HEALTH, Let's Eat Grandma, Princess Vitarah, Jean-Michel Blais, Little Scream, CO/NTRY, Un Blonde, Nancy Pants, TOPS, Jesse Mac Cormack, Heathers, Emily & Odgen, Tim Darcy of Ought, Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz, Jef Elise Barbara's Black Space, She-Devils, and KROY.
Win Butler of Arcade Fire is once again hosting his POP vs Jock basketball tournament, and in addition to featuring a special Space Jam-themed halftime show, the event has just enlisted Vampire Weekend's Chris Thomson, the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture and NBA greats Matt Bonner, Luke Bonner and Brian Salabrine to play in the game.
In addition to music and basketball, POP Montreal is also presenting a series of affiliated affairs like Fashion POP, the POP Symposium, Art POP, Film POP and Kids POP, ensuring some action-packed programming for music fans with a wide range of interests.
Find the full list of performers and events, as well as ticketing and location information over at the official POP Montreal website.