POP Montreal Announces First Wave of Programming Featuring SOPHIE, Wanda Jackson, Daniel Lanois, Kilo Kish, Homeshake, Wolf Parade and more

POP Montreal announces its first wave of artists for the 2018 edition taking place September 26-30. The non-profit, artist-centric international music festival prioritizes diversity and creativity when selecting the inspiring collective of local and international artists. Renowned for its robust programming of multidisciplinary artists, and deeply rooted in its local community, POP Montreal is proud to continue to deliver a festival of discovery for all who seek a refreshing preview of emerging acts, critically acclaimed artists and legacy greats. This year’s lineup features PC Music affiliate, electronic pop act SOPHIE, the Queen of rockabilly and pioneer of rock and roll, Wanda Jackson, former U2 producer and Can-Con icon Daniel Lanois performing with avant-garde electronic maverick Venetian Snares, American art pop R&B singer and Los Angeles super group The Internet collaborator, Kilo Kish, Montreal based lo-fi rock and R&B inspired songwriters Homeshake and indie rock royalty Wolf Parade join the stellar list of artists for the 17th year of the festival. Full list of performers can be found below.

POP Montreal First Wave Lineup (alphabetical) 

Bill Callahan
Blitzen Trapper
Bush Tetras
Christina Schneider’s Locate S,1
Clairmont The Second
Electric Six
Kilo Kish
King Khan & The Shrines
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leif Vollebekk
Lena Platonos
Lydia Képinski
Molly Nilsson
Nap Eyes
No Joy
Saint Sister
Sista Majesty
Socalled’s Porn POP
The Charlatans UK
The Proclaimers
The Weather Station
Thus Owls
U.S. Girls
Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois
Vile Creature
Wanda Jackson
Wolf Parade

In addition to POP’s extensive music showcases, the festival hosts a variety of programming including; Film POP, Art POP, POP SymposiumPuces POP, and Kids POP —the five day event is sure to have something for everyone. For a limited time, the POP Montreal  Discovery Pass is  $100+tax (regular $300+tax) Pass includes skip the line access to the whole festival and more! Don’t forget POP Montreal’s warm up to summer, the Marché des Possibles every weekend from June 22 to July 29.

Listen to POP Montreal‘s First Wave Playlist here.

Watch the POP Montreal trailer here.

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