The program consists of four fun-filled days celebrating the best in beer from around the world. Along with the beer, there will be an assortment of delicious snacks for you to sample, such as fine cheeses and cured meats.
There will also be a "mini-brunch" served on Saturday at 10 a.m. and on Sunday at either 10 a.m. for the early birds or 1:30 p.m. for the sleep-in crowd.
Unlike festivals in the past, this edition of the World Beer Festival will be a little bit different to accommodate health and safety regulations.
There will be a maximum of 450 visitors on-site at one time, so you'll have to buy your tickets in advance and reserve a three-hour time slot on your preferred day.
For complete details on how to attend, visit the World Beer Festival's official website.
World Beer Festival
Price: Packages start at $30 per person
When: October 7 to 10
Address: Rio Tinto Courtyard at the Windsor Station - 1160, ave. des Canadiens-de-Montreal, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Beer, beer and more beer — plus awesome festival vibes!
Quebec hip hop festival Metro Metro has finally announced its dates. After what will have been a three-year hiatus, Metro Metro will take over the Montreal Olympic Park Esplanade from May 20 to 22, 2022.
After the inaugural 2019 edition brought the likes of Cardi B, Snoop Dogg and Tyga to the city, a highly-anticipated 2020 version of the festival was supposed to take place in May.
That, of course, didn't happen.
Eventually, the festival pushed its second edition back to 2022.
Metro Metro hasn't yet released its lineup.
The 2020 festival was supposed to feature Travis Scott, 50 Cent and Young Thug.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.
As things slowly begin to get back to normal, experiences we missed out on last year are coming back into action. Like Osheaga, which took place during the weekend of October 1 to 3, 2021.
The popular Montreal festival didn't look quite the same as in years past, though. Vaccine passports were required to enter the site and a one-metre distance between festival-goers was enforced.
To ensure proper physical distancing, the site was separated into "private docks" that could fit 500 people inside each section.
But, all these new regulations didn't stop people from having a good time. Nelly Serandour-Amar, an employee at MTL Blog, described her experience by saying, "This was my first concert since the beginning of the pandemic and even though it's not your 'typical' Osheaga, being back in a festival felt so nice. You could feel the energy from the musicians and the crowd which was so contagious. The overall festival felt very safe with it being a fully-vaccinated environment!"
American game show, talk show and pageant host Steve Harvey shared the inspirational story of his rise from homelessness to fame in a clip posted to Twitter on Wednesday.
The clip, which appears to show Harvey speaking to an audience during the taping of the game show Family Feud, shows him describe how a visit to Montreal and a performance at Just For Laughs changed his life.
I had been living in my car for 3 years, I was struggling... I went to the Montreal Comedy Festival and I entered t… https://t.co/hZ4Zk3IWlo
"I had been living in my car for three years," Harvey says in the video. "I entered this Just For Laughs comedy festival and I killed, I mean I killed, man. First night up, I had these Canadians f****** screaming."
The show was so successful, in fact, that representatives from ABC approached Harvey after the show with a performance deal, which he accepted.
The ABC reps then handed Harvey a check for $50,000. "F***," he says in the Twitter clip. "I left the festival that afternoon."
Harvey explains that he went on to buy an airplane ticket to Dallas and secure an apartment.
"Don't give up on your dreams!" Harvey captioned the video on Twitter.
Like last year, the 2021 festival is planned as a hybrid of in-person concerts and virtual events.
"What a wild time. It's the 20th-anniversary edition of POP Montreal! Yes it's still a pandemic so we have to remain safe and careful but we can celebrate and be thankful that we can still go to shows and see amazing live music. What a gift!" says an announcement posted on POP Montreal's website.
The festival is set to take place from September 22-26, 2021.