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POP Montreal reveals full 2019 line-up, featuring Mavis Staples, Basia Bulat & more

The stacked lineup also features A.Side sweethearts Adria Kain, Tremayne, and Haviah Mighty

August 22, 2019

The chapter may be closing on summer ’19, but POP Montreal is keeping the festival buzz alive with a reveal of their full lineup for this year’s installment, which runs September 25th to 29th and just received a whole other wave of artists on us that already has us reserving our Megabus seat.

The most head-turning addition to the festival comes in the form of Mavis Staples and her politically-driven, gospel-influenced R&B. The fact that POP Montreal gives you a chance to see her alongside other just-added musical treats such as Canadian indie pop mainstay Basia Bulat and the future-forward soul of Zaki Ibrahim is icing on the festival cake.

The fest’s initial line-up, which dropped in May, was already filled with enough heavy hitters to be enough of a music lover magnet on its own, featuring slated appearances from legendary synth pop soothsayer Laurie Anderson, avatar of Australian alternative Nick Cave, and dream-folk mistress Weyes Blood (fresh off of one of this year’s best albums). With new additions such as Toronto’s experimental-psych collective DOOMSQUAD and rising post-punk duo Ice Cream, the party just got a bit weirder (and a hell of a lot cooler).

To get in on the action ­(which also includes a line-up of film, food, and fairs in addition to the cavalcade of can’t-miss shows), head to the festival’s official website for a full itinerary and ticketing options.

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