Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 21, 2016 11:22 ET

Five Days of Musical Effervescence in Montreal

The Government of Canada Supports the POP Montreal International Music Festival

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 21, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $35,000 in funding for the 15th POP Montreal International Music Festival, which will take place from September 21 to 25, 2016.

This funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will help enriching the festival's lineup of concerts.

Quick Facts

  • The POP Montréal International Music Festival, a non-profit annual cultural event, showcases, emerging and well-known independent artists from around the world.
  • For its 15th edition, the festival will present more than 450 groups and musicians who will perform at around 40 venues across Montréal.
  • In addition to concerts, POP Montréal offers a series of activities consisting of visual arts, films, children's entertainment and lectures.
  • Some performances will be offered free of charge at POP Quarters, the festival headquarters, at 3450 Saint-Urbain Street. Around 60,000 visitors are expected to attend.


"The Government of Canada is proud to support a cultural event like the POP Montreal International Music Festival which brings so many people together. This huge artistic event gives audiences a chance to discover or rediscover the talent of many local and international artists. Bravo to the organizers and many volunteers who are ensuring the success of this musical celebration."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"We are extremely excited for the 15th edition of the festival this year. From John Cale to Annette Peacock, from Un Blonde to Uniiqu3, POP Montreal's lineup is diverse, challenging, and fun, and will highlight some of the most interesting musical trends of our era. Thanks to Canadian Heritage for being part of the festival. I hope everyone enjoys it."

-Daniel Seligman, co-founder and creative director of the POP Montréal International Music Festival

Associated Links

POP Montréal International Music Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Pierre-Olivier Herbert
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage