It is this Friday, August 30th, that will kick off the 21st edition of the MEG Montreal festival, which will be held this year from August 30 to September 2 at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and Parc Jean- Drapeau, in collaboration with Piknic lectronik. A major event, the MEG festival has positioned itself over the years as the prestigious festival of electro and hip-hop artists whose mission is to bring together an audience of curious and open minded music lovers, as well as to proudly represent Canadian music. And build strong bridges between North America and Europe. In addition to a resolutely eclectic musical program, the MEG PRO will propose a series of professional meetings, this year around career development in Asia and Europe.
4 days of celebration and music to celebrate Back to School
Hip Hop, pop, disco, electro, techno, this year again, MEG explores the musical horizons that have been close to its heart for more than 20 years. Favorites, up and comers and leaders from here and elsewhere meet at 5 concerts at SAT and 4 events at Piknic lectronik. We will find at the SAT, and this from Friday, August 30, the techno revelation AIROD [FR] signed on the label LENSKE Amelie Lens, the slackers Salut C’est Cool [FR], the pretty pop of Miel De Montagne [FR], and Eli Escobar [US]’s sweet disco at a party with Disco Disco [FR]; or the Roche Musique label [FR] with Dabeull and rising stars C zaire and Du e. Will also be at the rendezvous of this 21st edition, at Parc Jean-Drapeau as of Friday, August 30, the new darling Bon Entendeur [FR] and Bellaire [FR], but also DJRum [UK] from the dubstep scene as well as the American house duo Mood II Swing [US] for the official opening, the powerful melodies of Rone [FR] and Stereoclip [BE], the queen of techno nights in Montreal Misstress Barbara [QC] … Possible to dance outdoors every day of the festival!
Tickets for the MEG Montreal events will be on sale from now on the website of the event ticket box. It will also be possible to purchase the $80 TOTAL pass, which gives access to all Piknic lectronik events as well as SAT shows presented as part of the MEG Festival.
MEG PRO at SAT
Free and accessible to all on registration, MEG PRO will offer on Friday, August 30, a morning of professional meetings, in the form of discussions, moderated by journalist Alain Brunet, bringing together Canadian and international professionals. The theme of this meeting will focus on career development in Asia and Europe. Since its origins the environment of electronic music has evolved a lot especially in recent years, special guests will be present to share their expertise and their experiences on the subject. Agents and managers of artists, programmers, festival and label professionals, public relations professionals, promoters, journalists and other key players in the industry are invited to meet through a series of concerts and networking activities tailored to your needs. For professionals.
• Charles Chu: founder and director, REVIVAL AGENCY [France]
• Cecilia Soo-Jeong Yi: Executive Producer, ZANDARI FESTA [South Korea]
• Claire: Artist [Canada]
• Marine De Bruyn: Project Manager, EXPORT OFFICE [France]
• Mauro Valenti: Founder and Director, AREZZO WAVE LOVE Festival / Sudwave [Italie]
Montreal will once again be vibrating with the sounds of MEG for this 21st edition, which promises to be full of discoveries, encounters and festivities.
About the MEG Festival
Created in 1999, co-founded by Mustapha Terki and Jacques Primeau, MEG Montreal is a pioneering event in terms of broadcast and promotion of electronic music worldwide. It was one of the first spaces in Montreal open to young producers and creators, and one of the first to provide the Canadian public, Montrealers or visitors to the city, a privileged access to new music. The discovery of emerging artists (electro, pop, rock, hip-hop, etc.) or little known to fans in North America, is at the heart of the MEG’s mandate. The organization also aims to promote exchanges between Canada and the world with a strong France-Quebec focus and to increase the circulation of artists between the two continents. The MEG has over the years forged a reputation and professional expertise internationally.