Montreal and music festivals go together like a bagel and cream cheese. A perfect combination we just can’t get enough of. Now, throw electronic into the mix and it would be like adding smoked salmon to that delicious bagel, making something good even appealing. That’s what you get with MEG.
MEG, or Montreal Electronic Groove, is already celebrating its 16th birthday and has been making a name for itself throughout the years. Though electro is the focal point of the event, the music often borders with different genres, namely Hip-Hop, Rock and Pop. The festival prides itself in offering an innovative yet edgy lineup and the mission is to help fans discover new talent. That it has done. MEG‘s success has been attained by featuring now renowned artists such as James Murphy, Chromeo, A Tribe Called Red, Le Tigre and Jacques Green.
This year, the festival will take place from Thursday July 24th to Saturday August 2nd. Pass or no pass, you can enjoy multiple indoor and outdoor shows almost every night, even a boat cruise to celebrate to final show of the festival. Shows should appeal to every fan out there as they vary for uber hip-hop (Les Anticipateurs, The Posterz and J.u.D @Sala Rossa on Thursday July 24th) to super electro (French Fries, Manaré, Aleqa Notal, Woulg and more, at Piknic Electronik on Sunday, July 27th.). Other artists include Danger, Foxtrott, Mozart’s Sister, Navet Confit, Heart Streets and Milton Clark.
The most anticipated event will happen on Saturday, July 26th, when Suuns team up with Technical Kidman and Seoul to offer a pure Montreal psychedelic shit show at the Société des Arts Technologiques. If you are pass less, you might want to grab some tickets in advance (17$ before, 23$ at the door).
For the full list of shows and tickets, check out the MEG website.
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.