This week, Montreal will come to life once again as POP Montreal hits the city’s clubs, bars, and stadiums. The annual festival runs from September 19-23 this year, and espouses the joy of discovering music. Pass-holders are urged to check out performers both new and old, such as this year’s artists: Gotye, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear, Lil B, Deerhoof, Grimes, Purity Ring, and Gang Gang Dance.
Whether you’re getting your POP in Montreal or at home, it’s worth discovering some of the up and coming bands that will be performing at this year’s fest. Listen to a POP Montreal playlist below and uncover a gem: