Piknic Electronik officially released their 2015 May to June line-up for this year's edition! Montreal's favorite weekly dance-off comes back in full force with many great local and international artists and just in time. We've definitely missed the special cocktail buckets, the shining sun, the beautiful people and solid Sunday vibes.
Indeed, amazing talents are coming to our city; Jacques Greene, Scuba, local funk geniuses Dr. Mad & Walla P, Sinjin Hawke, Daniel Brotz and Floating Points from the United Kingdoms and many many more.
Every year Piknic Electronik is the go-to Sunday activity, with low ticket prices, decent alcohol services and awesome music. Don't miss out on all that summer action happening once again this year at Piknic.
And by the looks of her Instagram story, her and her colleagues definitely vibed with the DJ sets they got to hear while there.
In the story she posted above, she wrote that she was there to check out the pop-up vaccination site that was open at Piknic on Sunday, August 22. But also, "to dance with her colleagues" — and that she did.
On Saturday, Plante let Montrealers know that they would be able to receive a vaccine dose the following day at this iconic music event that happens every weekend in the summer.
"For Montrealers who haven't been vaccinated and are planning to go, you can combine business with pleasure by getting vaccinated while you're at Piknic. I invite you to go," the mayor wrote.
Get ready to laugh. Just For Laughs is leaning into its pandemic comedy game. The organization has just revealed the first slate of comedians for its first-ever online festival, which takes place between October 9 and 10 and there are some heavy hitters.
They include Howie Mandel, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars winner Trixie Mattel, Emmy award nominee Amber Ruffin, Tasmania's own Hannah Gadsby, the hilarious Jo Koy, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, funny person Tituss Burgess, Canadian comedy stalwart DeAnne Smith, and others.
The two-day comedy event will feature over 100 artists and admission is completely free.
"We are very proud to offer this special edition in an optimized free edition format, enabling us to do what we do best, curating and creating the best of comedy, while making it more accessible than ever, to all fans across the globe," reads a statement from Charles Décarie, president and CEO of the Just for Laughs Group.
"We are truly able to deliver a festival that lives up to Just For Laughs standards."
Décarie stated he's hopeful the festival will "be back in a big way in 2021 with exciting plans for the comedy fans and industry who travel to join us every summer."
After the pandemic dropped, Just For Laughs worked hard to reorganize the festival for a digital audience and, needless to say, it will look very different this year.
The 2020 edition will more resemble a giant Zoom meeting with breakout groups, panels and live discussions "designed specifically for online audiences," than a traditional comedy festival, reads the statement.
LOL's experiential division, which is called LOL X, will serve as the official programming partner for the festival and will host its very own comedy room, which will celebrate comedians of colour.
The room will feature a mix of live standup performances, virtual panel discussions, and other fun stuff.
"Our goal with the Just For Laughs Festival is to really engage with the global comedy community, and have some important discussions regarding big societal issues in a way that's still entertaining, with comedic relief provided by some of today's brightest comedy stars," said Bruce Hills, president of Just For Laughs in the statement.
"I could not be more honoured that Kevin Hart's LOL is our official programming partner."
As festivals slowly begin to take over Montreal this August, I am sure that all you EDM lovers like me are just waiting desperately to see the full îleSoniq 2017 schedule. Well, lucky for you the full schedule has just been released and it looks LIT AF!
I thought last year's lineup was FIRE and I had a fken blast, but this year, THIS YEAR is going to be fabulous. îleSoniq 2017 will be taking place August 11th & 12th at Parc Jean-Drapeau this year and will feature HUGE djs such as Tiësto, Migos, Porter Robinson, Infected Mushroom, and a whole lot more!
Now, you can officially plan each day and make sure that none of your favorite DJs are playing at the same time on different stages. Festival passes for îleSoniq 2017 are on sale now at www.ilesoniq.com and range from $100-$200. Oh, and now you can download the schedule for free using the ÎLESONIQ 2017 mobile app on iPhone or Android!
Montreal sure is beautiful during all the seasons. However, I find it the most gorgeous during the spring! The flowers are blooming, the festivals are begining, and everyone just seems so happy. Plus, it looks like spring is hitting Montreal early this year!
So, to get every other Montrealer in a springy mood, I have decided to remind you of ALL the things you have to look foward to this spring 2017 in Montreal. From food trucks to getting home while the sun is still up, no one can argue that spring isn't fabulous in MTL!
1. Look Forward To Piknic Électronik In Spring 2017