Montreal en Lumiere is here!
From the Illuminart displays, firepits and bars, the zipline and the Ferris Wheel... Montreal en Lumiere is back and kicks off this weekend!
It's the last major winter event, and always marks the beginning of Montreal's warmer weather and coming festival season.
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The festival will bring back all the classics that make it so special, including a variety of free concerts all at Chalet Bell.
Here is a list of the free concerts you simply must check out, starting tonight!
Québécois hip-hop pioneers. After five hit albums and a boatload of awards, they attack the scene anew in full band and with their next series of hits in tow.
When? February 22, 7 PM
Get ready for raw emotion and ambiance aplenty when DOMENO takes over the wheels of steel! An irresistible energy that swamps the dancefloor!
When? February 22, 8 PM
My top pick for the whole festival is Heartstreets! The Heartstreets star is on the rise across Canada, to no surprise. Emma raps with a truly old school flow, while Gabrielle delivers powerhouse soul vocals. This is not to be missed.
Check out their new video for the Kaytranada assisted single, Blind!
When? February 23rd, 7 PM
A native of Montréal, TIZI is building her rep with a groovy, funky house sound laced with hip-hop.
When? February 23, 8 PM
Soft-rock rhythms, catchy melodies, intimate, melancholy stories gathered from personal lives here and there, all fused and elevated by a soaring voice.
When? February 24, 7 PM
One of the city’s most festive and popular dance evenings, Voyage Funktastique moves to Chalet Bell for one night only.
When? February 24, 8 PM
Aliocha’s Eleven Songs have a particular charisma all its own, a timeless folk poised between the irresistibly offhand sensibility of the sixties and the sweet anguish of the modern age.
When? March 1, 7 PM
With a unique, powerful house style where bass rules the show, Ludo always has the right mix to set off the party.
When? March 1, 8 PM
EMAN X VLOOPER
After taking home all the awards with their XXL album, this regal, extraordinary hip-hop duo returns with La Joie.
When? March 2, 10 PM
This zany crew returns in full force with a third wild album, Backflips, and the same invigorating bluegrass-zydeco-country sound.
When? March 3, 7 PM
TODDY FLORES + ZACK COLA
Powerfully influenced by funk, soul, disco, ’80s music, hip-hop, R&B and classic house, Toddy Flores and Zack Cola whip up a deeply groovy set.
When? March 3, 8PM
Bonus - DRÔLE DE DIMANCHE
Here's a bonus one for you! Comedians take turns onstage for a marathon of mirth and fun.
When? February 25, 8-10 PM and March 4, 8-10 PM