Montreal’s equivalent to South by Southwest, Pop Montreal will see 600 acts playing over 50 venues across the city between September 21st and 25th. And because it’s the festival’s 10th anniversary and what better way to celebrate than having the world’s hottest band play a free show in their hometown, Arcade Fire will be holding court at the place des Festivals of Quartier des Spectacles on September 22nd. For those not in town, SiriusXM Canada will be broadcasting the show.
The rest of the bill includes names like Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Chromeo, Peter Hook, The Raincoats, Liam Finn, Yuck, Japandroids, Girls, tUnE-yArDs, Bass Drum of Death, Liturgy, Moonface, Purity Ring, and Quest For Fire. Additional acts will be announced in the weeks ahead, and you can stay up to date by constantly refreshing our Festival Outlook.