Pop Montreal

The lineup is coming together for Pop Montreal 2009 (September 30th to October 4th). Confirmed acts include Butthole Surfers, Fever Ray, Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow + The Missingmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Thee Oh Sees, tUnE-YaRdS, to name a few.

Those interesting choices (like Lou Barlow with some configuration of Mike Watt's band?) are just part of the fest's usually-strong lineup. Full lineup so far, below...

Pop Montreal 2009 info

We are thrilled to announce the first of the headliners for the 2009 edition of the POP Montreal International Music Festival. Some of them are our heroes, some are iconoclasts, some we have been planning for years, and all are simply excellent and praiseworthy.

A few highlights include: the left field pop genius of Fever Ray; the legendarily chaotic Butthole Surfers performing a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive POP show with none other than the awesome Dinosaur Jr. and Lou Barlow + The Missingmen; the avant-garde, unnerving and ineffable Diamanda Galas, Brazilian Tropicalia psych rock legends Os Mutantes; the queen of hip hop Roxanne Shante; the mythical inventors of Krautrock Faust; the educator, composer, voice of protest and Sesame Street alumnus Buffy Sainte-Marie. We are also honoured to support the Dalai Lama's visit to the Bell Centre on October 3rd. The talk organized by the Dalai Lama Foundation of Canada is entitled Educating the Heart: The Power of Compassion.

Other early confirmations include: Mono, DJ /Rupture, Tobacco, Lemonade, (Ghislain) Poirier, Chairlift, Matt & Kim, Iris Dement, Loudon Wainwright III, Wovenhand, Destroyer, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence, The Homosexuals, Bajofondo, tUnE-YaRdS, Zombie Disco Squad, Mike Simonetti...

Of course, there is much more: We still have hundreds of artists still to be announced. Our SYMPOSIUM will feature workshops and talks by some of the confirmed artists including Roxanne Shante, Diamanda Galas, Faust and Buffy Sainte-Marie. We will once again have our lovable Film POP series as well as everyone's favourite craft fair Puces POP. There will also be more Kids POP events and workshops, and the daring and totally tasteful Art POP, plus the most parties, BBQs, bike rentals and pretty boys and girls on this side of paradise. So book your flights, check your horoscopes and get up on it.

Pop Montreal 2009 initial lineup:
Fever Ray
Butthole Surfers
Dinosaur Jr.
Lou Barlow + The Missingmen
Diamanda Galas
Os Mutantes
Roxanne Shante
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Dalai Lama'
Ghislain Poirier
Matt & Kim
Iris Dement
Loudon Wainwright III
Teenage Jesus & the Jerks
Thee Oh Sees
The Intelligence
The Homosexuals
Zombie Disco Squad
Mike Simonetti

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