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7 of the biggest music festivals happening in Montreal this summer

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Stephanie White Mar 21, 2018 9:34 am 413
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It is never too early to start dreaming about summer festival season! This summer Montreal has an impressive lineup of music festivals with concerts throughout the summer. The diverse range of music shows includes jazz, rock, punk and electronic, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Pouzza Fest

Pouzza Fest will have over 200 bands performing at nine different downtown venues. Headliners include Reel Big Fish, Face To Face and Anti-Flag.

When: May 18-20, 2018

Where: Various venues around downtown Montreal

Tickets: Available online from $100 for the festival pass

Montreal International Jazz Festival

The Montreal International Jazz Festival holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest jazz festival attracting 2 million visitors each year! From the end of June until early July there will be approximately 650 concerts with 450 of the performances being free.

When: June 28 – July 7, 2018

Where: Various venues around downtown Montreal

Tickets: Available online price varies depending on the show

AIM Montreal’s Electronic Music Festival

Located 1-hour outside of downtown Montreal, AIM offers the ability to camp at the festival and enjoy 32 hours of non-stop music. The 4th year of the festival will feature a wide range of artists on five stages including Carlo Lio, Ben Goldand, and Kenny Dope.

When: July 6-8, 2018

Where: Parc Carillon

Tickets: Available online from $119 for the festival pass

Heavy Montreal

Since Heavy Montreal started in 2008, the two-day heavy metal and rock festival has welcomed close to 300,000 fans. Headliners of these music festivals include Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and Gojira.

When: July 28-29, 2018

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Tickets: Available online from $95 per day

Osheaga

Taking place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Osheaga is a multi-day indie music festival with six stages. This year’s performers including Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys, Khalid, Odesza, Florence + The Machine, and James Bay. The festival will also be featuring local talent including Paupière, Milk and Bone, Essaie, Pas and A-Trak.

When: August 3-5, 2018

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Tickets: Available online from $320 for the festival pass

îleSoniq

The 4th edition of îleSoniq will have an impressive line-up including The Chainsmokers and DJ Snake.

When: August 10-11th, 2018

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau

Tickets: Available online from $100 for the festival pass

MUTEK Montreal

This year MUTEK Montreal returns for the 19th edition of the festival and will run for 5 days offering avant-garde programming focusing on electronic music and audiovisual performances.

When: August 22-26, 2018

Where: 175 Roy Est

Tickets: Available online from $180 for the festival pass

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