MEG Montreal is thrilled to unveil the programming for its 21st
edition, which will take place from August 30th to September 2nd
at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and at Parc Jean-Drapeau in
collaboration with Piknic lectronik. A flagship event, MEG has positioned
itself over the years as a trendsetting festival for upcoming hip-hop and
electronic music
, uniting curious and open-minded music lovers while
proudly representing Canadian music and connecting North America to Europe. In
addition to its resolutely eclectic musical programming, The MEG festival will
feature a series of professional talks under the MEG PRO banner, with this
year’s events focusing on music industry career development in Asia and Europe.

days of partying and music to celebrate the back-to-school season

Hip-hop, pop, disco, electro and techno: once again this year, MEG will explore these musical landscapes, which have been near and dear to its heart for over 20 years. Personal favourites, new discoveries and heavy hitters from near and far will cross paths over the course of 4 events on the Piknic lectronik site and 5 concerts at the SAT. Starting Friday August 30th, Parc Jean-Drapeau will feature headline sets by American house duo Mood II Swing [US] for the official launch party, followed by Rone [FR] and Stereoclip [BE]’s powerful melodies and Montreal techno queen Misstress Barbara [QC] – sounds that will have you on the outdoor dance floor each and every day of the festival! When night falls, France’s princes of Parisian rap rsenik [FR] will open the proceedings at the SAT. Also on the line-up for this 21st edition, the Roche Musique [FR] label with Dabeull and rising stars C zaire and Du e, rising techno star AIROD [FR], signed to Am lie Lens’ LENSKE label, the always energetic Salut C’est Cool [FR], the gorgeous pop of Miel De Montagne [FR], and suave disco from Eli Escobar [US] as part of an evening designed alongside Disco Disco [FR]. To close things out in the open air on Monday at Piknic, we’ll hear new sounds courtesy of Bon Entendeur [FR] and Bellaire [FR], but also DJRum [UK]’s unique take on dubstep. Are you ready?

MEG PRO at the SAT

Friday August 30th
will feature a morning of professional meet ups and animated discussions
welcoming professionals from the Canadian and international music industries,
hosted and moderated by journalist Alain Brunet. These discussions will
focus on music industry career development in Asia and Europe.
electronic music’s creation and distribution having changed considerably over
the past several years, the invited guests will share their expertise and
experiences in this evolving industry. Agents and artist managers,
programmers, festival and label heads, press agents, promoters, journalists and
other industry movers and shakers
will speak over the course of a series of
concerts and networking activities for professionals.

  • Charles Chu: Founder and Director, REVIVAL AGENCY
  • Cecilia Soo-Jeong Yi: Executive Producer, ZANDARI
    FESTA [South Korea]
  • Claire: Artist [Canada]
  • Marine De Bruyn: Project lead, BUREAU EXPORT
  • Mauro Valenti: Founder and Director, AREZZO WAVE
    LOVE Festival/Sudwave  [Italy]

Box Office

Tickets for MEG festival events are available
now in the ticketing section of the website INS RER LE LIEN. The
pass LA TOTALE, which gives access to all Piknic lectronik events as well
as shows at the SAT presented as part of the MEG festival, is also available
for 80$.


In partnership with RADIO NOVA, Tourism
Montreal, Musicaction, la Soci t des auteurs, compositeurs et diteurs de
musique (SACEM), and l’OFQJ/ Consulat G n ral de France Qu bec – Montreal
office, and with the support of the Quebec Bureau in Seoul, Montreal will once
again dance to the sounds of MEG for this 21st edition, which
promises to be full of discoveries, reunions and festivities

About the MEG festival

Created in 1999 and cofounded by Mustapha Terki
and Jacques Primeau, MEG Montreal is a pioneering event in terms of
reach and breadth for global electronic music. MEG was one of the first spaces
in Montreal open to young producers and creators, and one of the first events
to provide Canadian crowds and visitors to Montreal with privileged access to
upcoming sounds. The discovery of emerging artists in electronic music, pop,
rock, hip-hop and beyond is at the heart of MEG’s mandate. MEG also aims to
encourage cultural exchanges between Canada and the global music scene,
emphasizing the France-Quebec connection, and to encourage exchanges between
North American and European artists. The event has forged a reputation for
professional and international expertise, over its many years.