Le Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montréal, more commonly and simply known as Fringe, will be happening from 2nd until the 22nd of June, all over Montreal. Whether you love comedy, theatre, burlesque or music, there’s definitely something in it for you.
If this your first Fringe experience, we suggest you get yourself a 3 show pass, which is only 28$. That way, you’ll be able to diversify your activities and not be stressed about getting individual tickets. You can also get 6 show passes (55$), 10 show passes (85$) or go full throttle and get the Carte Blanche (250$)
If we simply focus on music (most shows are also brought to you by Indie Montreal), this is what you should keep an eye out for.
June 5th – Divan Orange
Apigeon, Girls in Uniform – 8:30 pm
June 7th – Divan Orange
Miracle Fortress and Special Guest – 9:30pm.
Graham van Pelt is Miracle Fortress: a Montreal-based musician/producer who’s latest sophomore album, Was I the Wave has been praised by critics everywhere. Psychedelic, indie pop rock at it’s best.
June 12th – Divan Orange
Buddy McNeil & The Magic Mirrors, Pif Paf Hangover -08:30 pm
If Charlotte Gainsbourg and Franz Ferdinand ever played a show together, I might sound a little like this. If I had to pick only one show to see, it would be this one.
June 13th – Divan Orange
The Beatdown , Killawail – 9:30 pm
For your reggae/groove fix, check out this quirky, booty shaking lineup.
June 14th – Parc des Amériques (corner Rachel and St-Laurent)
Heirloom, First You Get the Sugar – 7:00pm
Your Fringe experience wouldn’t be complete without one evening spent outside, dancing and drinking at the Parc des Amériques. This is the perfect time for it.
June 19th – Divan Orange
Chic Gamine, Lakes of Canada – 9:30 pm
One provides warm, folk tunes. The other, fun, pop and soulful songs. Both, Montreal powerhouses you will need to checkout.
June 20th – Divan Orange
Hey Ocean!, Highs, Rosie June – 9:30pm
This lineup is perhaps the most dancy, pop of them all. You’ll be sure to learn or even make up new dance moves here. (and we want to see videos. Thanks).
June 21st – Divan Orange
The Zolas, Passwords and Choses Sauvages, 8:30 pm
Vancouver band The Zolas’s song “Know in my heart” should be reason enough for you to get out to there.
About Caroline Royer
NUMTL Founder and Editor-in-chief, Caroline is an Ottawa-born Montrealer who has spent the better part of her life playing and listening to music. Otherwise, she is a diehard Sens fan, freakishly into architecture and industrial design and terrible at staying put for more than 5 minutes.