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The 15 Music Festivals You Need to Attend in Montreal This Summer

The 15 Music Festivals You Need to Attend in Montreal This Summer

Posted by PanamericanWorld on May 16, 2016

Canadians across the country head towards Montreal every year to enjoy festivals such as Osheaga, Francofolies, Festival de Jazz, and many more. Here’s a quick list of what you absolutely cannot miss in the upcoming months of sunshine, smiles.

Montreal International Music Competition

When: From May 22nd to June 2nd

Where: Maison Symphonique

Info: 24 of the most talented violinists in the world will compete at Montreal’s International Music Competition. If you appreciate classical music, that competition cannot be missed.

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MUTEK

When: June 1st to June 5th

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Info: MUTEK’s been around for quite some time in Montreal and it’s a blast every time. The festival purely bases itself on creatively new electronic music and technologies.

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Les FrancoFolies

When:
 June 9th to June 18th

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Info: A go-to festival for any Canadian looking to know more about the francophone music culture. Les Francofolies is Montreal’s biggest french festival every year, attracting hundreds of thousands of fans to la Place des Arts.

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Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal

When: June 15th to June 19th

Where: Canal Lachine

Info: Montreal’s folk fest, founded in 2008, showcases the grassroots folk culture in Canada. A summertime festival to enjoy if you are a fan of bluegrass music, families are more than welcome to come enjoy the festivities as well.

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Photo – Jason C. McLean

International Percussion Festival

When: July 2nd to July 10th

Where: Montreal Surroundings

Info: The international percussion festival is a non-profit, multi-cultural & multidisciplinary & familial attraction bringing in thousands of Montreal to the sounds of drums. With interactive activities throughout the festival, fans are both spectators and musicians.

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Les Week-ends du Monde

When:
 July 4th, 5th & July 11th, 12th.

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Info: A free event open to everyone taking place during a few weekends throughout the summer, Les Week-ends du Monde are an eye-opener to the different cultures of Montreal and the music surrounding those cultures. A must-see for any tourist.

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Photo – Joel Lemay

Nuits d’Afrique

When: July 12th to July 24th

Where: Quartier des Spectacles

Info: Founded since 1987, le festival des Nuits d’Afrique showcases Sfrican culture in all of its glory. Every year, les Nuits d’Afrique promises 13 days of beautiful music. A charming festival all around.

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Photo – Tourisme Montreal

Haïti en Folie

When:
 July 25th to July 31st

Where: Ile Ste-Helene

Info: Fully dedicated to Haitian culture, Haiti en Folie brings to Montreal everything that makes the Haitian culture what it is: music, food, nice people, and fun activities. Haiti en Folie is a must-attend for anyone looking to discover the wonders of such a mesmerizing culture.

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Photo – Sébastien St-Jean / Agence QMI

Montreal Electronic Groove

When: July 21st to July 31st

Where: Boat, Downtown Montreal

Info: The MEG Festival grooves the city to the sound of electronic DJs for a week. With a special final touch: the MEG Boat, a final party happening on a boat cruising through the St-Laurent, it’s a definite go-to if you’re looking to party hard on these hot Canadian summer nights.

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Photo – Interstude

OSHEAGA

When: July 29th to July 31st

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Info: At this point you should know what OSHEAGA is (and who’s playing there this year). The biggest festival in Canada (and one of the 10 most successful in the world) brings artists from all over the planet for an absolutely CRAZY weekend. Just last year Montreal hosted huge stars such as Kendrick Lamar & Tyler The Creator. We truly suggest you experience OSHEAGA this year if you pass by Montreal.

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Photo – Eva Blue.

FestiBlues

When: August 6th to August 9th

Where: Parc Ahunstic

Info: Launched in 1998 through the initiative of two young men only trying to give back to the community, Festiblues is now the core of Blues music in Quebec and attracts thousands of blues fans every year.

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Photo – Montreal Visitor Guide

Heavy MTL

When: August 6th & August 7th

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Info: Heavy MTL attracts thousands of metal fans through Canada & the United States. Fans come to mosh together to the heaviest music out there. Big bands such as Slipknot came through many times already to tear everything up. Beers, head banging, and much more.

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Photo – Mario Duplantier

International Tango Festival

When: August 9th to August 14th

Where: Montreal Venues

Info: The international tango festival offers many free concerts and activities for couples, families, and friends to enjoy and learn the ever-so-romantic Spanish dance. A spicy addition to the big festivals in the city.

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Montreal Reggae Festival

When: August 26th to August 28th

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Info: Montreal’s reggae festival is THE reggae event to attend in Montreal this year. Thousands and thousands of fans gather to groove to the amazing performance of artists from all around the world.

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OUMF

When: Septeber 10th to September 12th

Where: St-Denis Street

Info: Taking place at Quartier Latin, the two-day festival showcases the best our city has to offer in all genres. Discover all of Montreal’s local talents at OUMF this year.

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