POP Montreal’s Hybrid Edition begins TODAY

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Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, Pop Montreal has managed to put together “an amazing festival to bring you the music, the love and the excitement that you’ve waited for all year.

And it all starts today!

The festival will be presented in a hybrid format this year, combining virtual and live events. The virtual portion: Audiences can experience the festival digitally, through our Funhouse 2.0 website, which will allow attendees to wander through a virtual 2D rendition of the Rialto Theatre complex, with access to live-streamed concerts, and other panels and performances, as well as an art gallery, and more. 

The live portion: 
POP will be producing concerts in several venues of the Rialto theatre complex, as well as at Le Ministère and URSA. These shows will have very limited capacity, with advance ticket sales and seating room only. Finally, expect some secret pop-up shows! Each secret show venue will be revealed at the last minute to ticket holders: it could be a courtyard, a rooftop, a backyard, who knows! 

On the POP Segments side, there will be an Art POP exhibition at the Rialto complex, an outdoor edition of Puces POP at Parc Saint Viateur, panels and discussions with POP Symposium, and Film POP screenings at Cinéma Moderne.

All show listings and tickets available at www.popmontreal.com

Jonathan Personne – 20h: A member of one of Montreal’s fave bands, Corridor, the music of Jonathan Personne is warm, inviting and cinematic. 

Strange Froots – 20h30 : Trio of singer-songwriters, musicians and beatmakers showcasing an all-new brand of Black Girl Magic~ Presented by VANS.

Kayla Diamond – 21h: This Canadian Billboard Top 20 songstress is ready to sing you to the stars!

Art POP: Opening Night- This year’s Art POP group exhibition explores the space and history of the Rialto to weave together instances of Drama. Opens tonight from 4 – 8pm at The Rialto Theatre. 

Film POP: Catch Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn Copeland Story tonight at Cinema Moderne, and discover the beauty and mysticism of Canadian trans musician, Beverly Glenn Copeland.

POP Symposium: Spirituality & Activism – 16h30: Moderated by Venus Fest’s Aerin Fogel, this panel will unite artists and activists from a variety of disciplines in discussion about the impact that spiritual work can have one oneself and one’s community and the impact of such practices in activist work.

Catch Zinnia Naqvi and Rah Eleh in Opening Night, this year’s Art POP group exhibition! It will be taking place at the Studio Rialto from September 23 to 27, no reservations required, maximum 20 people in the space at a time. High T Podcast will also be livestreaming from Studio Rialto on September 24 at 7pm, so make sure to tune in!

POP will have strict sanitary protocols in place for every in person event. Each venue will operate at less than 25% capacity, with mandatory maskshand sanitizing and social distancing measures in place.

Wherever you are in the world, you’ll be able to watch each and every performance ONLINE at LEFUNHOUSE.CA. Keep your eyes peeled to our socials for last-minute updates!

Let the fun begin!

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