2009 POP Montreal International Music Festival

Article Contributed by press | Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

These newcomers to the 2009 edition of the POP Montreal International Music Festival will join some of the best headliners that Pop world has to offer. Some of them are our heroes, some are iconoclasts, some we have been planning for years, and all are simply excellent and praiseworthy.
A few highlights include: the left field pop genius of Fever Ray; the legendarily chaotic Butthole Surfers; the avant-garde, unnerving and ineffable Diamanda Galas, Brazilian Tropicalia psych rock legends Os Mutantes; the queen of hip hop Roxanne Shante; the mythical inventors of Krautrock Faust; the educator, composer, voice of protest and Sesame Street alumnus Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Other early confirmations include: Mono, DJ /Rupture, Tobacco, Lemonade, (Ghislain) Poirier, Matt & Kim, Iris Dement, Loudon Wainwright III, Wovenhand, Destroyer, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence, The Homosexuals, Bajofondo, tUnE-YaRdS, Zombie Disco Squad, Mike Simonetti...
Of course, there is much more: We still have hundreds of artists still to be announced. Our SYMPOSIUM will feature workshops and talks by some of the confirmed artists including Roxanne Shante, Diamanda Galas, Faust and Buffy Sainte-Marie. We will once again have our lovable Film POP series as well as everyone's favourite craft fair Puces POP. There will also be more Kids POP events and workshops, and the daring and totally tasteful Art POP, plus the most parties, BBQs, bike rentals and pretty boys and girls on this side of paradise. So book your flights, check your horoscopes and get up on it.
SUPER FESTIVAL PASS: This pass is for people who wish to get the most out of the festival. This pass allows priority access to all of the concerts (more than 150) presented at the festival (capacity dependent). To ensure that you get in to the high-demand concerts, you will be able to RSVP to 10 concerts of your choice for guaranteed reserved entry through our RSVP system, starting Monday September 21st, 2009. This pass also allows you access to 5 à 7 cocktails, parties, and special events throughout the festival as long as you follow RSVP instructions.
The SUPER FESTIVAL PASS is currently available and can be purchased here (via ETIX secure payment, which accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover).

Early bird pricing until August 31st: 175$+tx
Then it's 225$+tx until September 30th.
After September 30th, it's 275$+tx.

Regular pop passes!
We also have regular Pop Passes. This pass is made for those who wish to discover the up-and-coming artists that are perhaps still under the radar. You can potentially get in anywhere as long as the show isn't at capacity. Be prepared to bounce if the room is full. There are no RSVP or guest listoptions (that's what the Super Festival Pass is for) but you can still catch a lot of great programming. All that for only 75$. Click here to buy one!
You can also get it for cheaper if you buy passes for you and your friends: if you buy 5 passes you get a $10 discount! So each pass costs $65 + tx instead of $75 + tx. Click here to buy them!
You can also rent a bike for the 5 days and take full advantage of the festival. The rental costs $100, which includes a 50$ deposit that will be given back when the bicycle returns to the renter before 11:59 PM on October 4, 2009. You can come pick up your bike anytime at the registration point between 11 AM and 6 PM from Sept 30 to Oct 4.
Click to get yours now or chose one of our special packages which will make you save money on your pass and bike rental.
Package #1: Super pass + bike rental: only 250$ + taxes (until August 31th). Click here to get one.
Package #2: Pop pass + bike rental: only 165$ + taxes: Click here to get one.
A lil’ guide to Montreal…If you’re coming to our festival from abroad. Don’t worry, we prepared a lil’ guide to make the city a lil’ bit less confusing. Click here for more details.