Pop Montreal 2022 Reveals First Wave

POP Montreal has announced the first wave of programming for the 2022 edition. The festival happens September 28 - October 2, 2022
POP Montreal has announced the first wave of programming for the 2022 edition. The festival happens September 28 - October 2, 2022

POP Montreal has announced the first wave of programming for the 2022 edition. The festival happens September 28 – October 2, the annual non-profit curated cultural event champions independence in the arts, and provides a wide array of genres and performers including post-rock legends Tortoise, The Linda Lindas, UK funk pioneers Cymande playing in Canada for the first time, Rupaul’s Drag Race winner Priyanka, Ghanaian electro rapper Ata Kak, and more. Stay tuned for additions to the line up, as well as updates on Art POP, conferences and discussions as part of the POP Symposium Film POP and Kids POP.

Launched in 2002 by friends and colleagues who had the desire to create an important and unifying cultural festival, POP Montreal is now entering its 21st year as an integral part of the Montreal festival circuit and the international music world. Taking place in a bilingual environment, each edition offers an eclectic program of 200+ multidisciplinary artists, including 150+ musical artists and 50+ Quebec musicians to more than 45,000 spectators over 5 days.

Discover the lineup with descriptions from POP Montréal’s programming team:

Allison Russell – Grammy nominated, Juno winning roots queen
Tortoise – Chicago post rock legends
The Linda Lindas – High School punk rock greatness
Martha Wainwright – Outremont’s coolest mom
Cymande – the most influential funk band you haven’t heard of playing for the first time in Canada
Sister Nancy – ‘80s dancehall queen
Ata Kak Ghanaian – electro rap icon
Priyanka – Rupaul’s Drag Race winner!
Haru Nemuri – J-pop meets screamo in the best way ever
Wayne Snow – future-soul innovator
Kali Malone – avant garde pipe organist
Medicine Singers – experimental Algonquin pow wow
Julie Doiron – sappy melodies and hooks
Fuji|||||||||||ta – Japanese sound artist
Born Ruffians – Canadian Alt Rock Titans
DJ Shub Presents War Club Live – pow wow step, Juno winner
Lydia Kepinski – Outremont’s coolest diva
Bambii – avant garde dancehall
L’Rain – multi instrumentalist songwriting genius
Magi Merlin – the Cindy Lauper of R&B
Water From Your Eyes – the coolest band you’ve ever seen
Caroline – minimalist post folk from the UK
Julien Sagot – the coolest member of Karkwa
Hollie Cook – perfect vocal harmonies from the UK
TootArd Levantine – psych disco
Partner fun – funniest.fantastic.for real
Jonathan Personne – Corridor’s smooth rock star
JayWood – best vocalist from Winnipeg since John K. Samson
Robert Robert – synth pop hits
Gulfer – hardest working band on earth
Bibi Club – soft pop Montréalaise.
Mallrat – Aussie emocore
Jane Inc – mesmerizing vocals and beats
Wild Black beautiful – blend of R&B and dance music
Patrick Holland – will immediately transport you to early 1980s UK
Poolblood – words and harmonies that will inspire you
Bells Larsen – brilliant lyricist & vocalist
Kxng Wooz – next big thing from Nova Scotia
Keeper E – the vocal hooks are undeniable!
Shanii 22 – infectious beats with incredible flow
Jahmal Padmore – gorgeous vocals over extremely catchy riffs
Scott Hardware – layered, textured songs about the human condition
Sister Ray poetic – haunting, sad, glorious
Packs – early Liz Phair, the really good stuff
Deanna Petcoff – ridiculously catchy pop/rock
Niabi – Mile end future dancehall
Kaya Hoax – Montréal producer à la Arca and Santigold
Sham Family – post punk heaven

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