Pop Montreal: 2019 lineup (Nick Cave, Weyes Blood, Laurie Anderson, more)
One of the best multi-venue festivals around, Pop Montreal holds its 2019 edition from September 25-29. The initial lineup is pretty enticing, including one of Nick Cave's "conversation with" shows, plus Weyes Blood, Laurie Anderson, Aldous Harding, Colin Stetson, Tirzah, Moor Mother & Jerusalem In My Heart, Yung Baby Tate, Tinariwen, Shonen Knife, Xiu XIu, Oshun, Félicia Atkinson, Lafawndah, Hollerado, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Emel Mathlouthi, and more. Pop also puts a real emphasis on Canadian artists and Montreal in particular, and is a great place to see who's likely to be next. There's also more of a real sense of community than at your average festival, which, along with being a great time of year to visit the city, make Pop Montreal a nice weekend destination. It also features a film festival, art exhibits, a craft fair, talks, workshops (Steve Albini had a cooking class one year) and more.
Tickets and festival passes for Pop Montreal 2019 are on sale now and you can check out the initial lineup below.
POP MONTREAL: 2019 INITIAL LINEUP
God Is An Astronaut
Hua Li 化力
Jerusalem In My Heart
Jess Sah Bi & Peter One
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
Yung Baby Tate