Piknic Électronik is proud to announce a
historic, record-breaking turnout for 2019, as nearly 160,000 Piknickers
swarmed the lush greenery of the Piknic Électronik site at Parc
Jean-Drapeau’s Plaine des Jeux. It was a perfect, incredibly memorable edition
as ever more Montrealers came together all summer long to take part in this
leading light of the summer cultural season! It’s also worth noting that in
early summer, Piknic Électronik was named best Club/Event series in
North-America by UK publication DJ Mag, whose biannual rankings remain the
industry standard.

A Record Breaking Summer

In addition to welcoming over 160,000 party visitors over the course of the season from May 19th to September 29th, Piknic Électronik welcomed crowds breaking the 10,000-person mark five times this year! Young adults age 18-35 made up the bulk of these visitors, a cohort that proudly highlights Montreal’s diversity, with university students, young workers and families all partying alongside curious and happy tourists. This success confirms Piknic’s status as a leader in electronic music, both locally and internationally. Among the highlights: May 26th with Argentina’s Hernan Cattaneo and Italy’s Massimiliano Pagliara, and the 100% Quebecois Piknic on June 23rd featuring Kora. Plus we can’t forget Denis Sulta’s crazy party, Detroit duo OctaveOne’s live set, and countless other devilishly delectable moments this season courtesy of Baltra, Octo Octa, Courtesy, DJ Stingray, and FJAAK to name just a few! A huge thanks to all the artists who performed under our banner this summer.

A look back at OFF-PIKNIC

Selected Saturdays were festive ones at the
Piknic Électronik site this summer, as OFF PIKNIC’s special programming proved
an opportunity to present 7 unique summer events: Bonobo (UK)’s Outlier tour,
Gramatik (US)
,the can’t-miss Montreal returns of Anjunadeep
and All Day I Dream, and two events in collaboration with îleSoniq – Valhalla
Sound Circus
and Anjunabeats. A special mention goes out to the
final event, a fruitful, sold-out collaboration with Boiler Room. This wide-ranging
day featured Joe Claussell (US), the legendary Marcellus
Pittman (US)
 and Toronto’s Korea Town Acid (CA),who
were joined by locals Ouri (QC)Project Pablo (QC) and
ex-terrestrial (QC).

Sustainable development – eliminating single use

Taking stock of its activities’ impact on the environment, Piknic Électronik made tangible changes to reduce its
carbon footprint. This year, Piknic was incredibly proud to have eliminated all
single use plastics from its site. In 2014, Piknic replaced plastic cups with
reusable, returnable glasses (500,000 reusable glasses since 2014), plastic
straws were eliminated last year (250,000 straws saved since 2018), and this
year, Piknic replaced plastic water bottles with tetrapak containers.
These were only some of the initiatives taken as part of the company’s
sustainable development plan.

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