Your guide to summer music festivals in Montreal 2024

Montreal is known for its music festivals that set fire in summer! There’s no better way to have a good time and let yourself be carried away by the energy of the city. For you, Montreal rat CityCrunch, I have compiled them to make you THE guide to summer music festivals in Montreal 2024! Hang in there because a crazy summer of 2024 awaits you!

From May and June

Piknic Elektronik

Piknic Électronik is THE spot for fans of outdoor electronic music. All you have to do is go to Jean-Drapeau Park on Sundays and you will be ready to move to wild rhythms with a breathtaking view of the city.

New for the season: in addition to its regular season, Piknic Électronik is launching a series of OfF Piknic events to benefit even more from the big names on the global electronic scene. For families, Petit Piknic returns with events suitable for young and old. Free and family friendly, it will be held on June 16, July 7 and 14.

?Jean Drapeau Park
?May 19 to October 6 (every Sunday at 4 p.m.)
? From $24 for the regular Piknic and from $31 for the OfF Piknic

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Domesicle

Under the SAT dome, discover rich soundscapes and captivating 360° visuals. Dômesicle transforms your Montreal nights with immersive parties until 4 a.m.

Dômesicle are local and international electronic music collectives and artists who perform with talented VJs for total immersion in the Satosphere. The mix of all these arts promises you unforgettable nights. See you under the dome!

?SAT Montreal (Society of Technological Arts)
? May 24 to July 26, 2024
? From $22

Fringe

The Fringe festival in Montreal is the time when crazy artists, offbeat shows and the most unusual talents take the stage by storm! You can expect everything: open-air shows, improvised plays, crazy monologues and even interactive shows where you can become part of the action. It’s a real theatrical adventure, where you can discover emerging talents and support the independent arts scene. So, get ready to think outside the box, to be surprised and to applaud the audacity of artists who dare to push the boundaries of art.

?Mainline Theater, 3997 Blvd. Saint Laurent
? May 27 to June 16, 2024 – daily.
?From $8

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Suoni Per Il Popolo

The Suoni Per II Popolo is a completely crazy musical party! Every year, this festival brings together musicians from the area and beyond to introduce us to eclectic sounds. It’s a real musical melting pot where you let yourself be carried away by surprising and offbeat performances. If you’re ready to be surprised and dive into the unknown, this is where it happens.

?Sala Rossa, La Sottereana, Casa Del Popolo, Saint Denis Church (depending on the event)
? from June 12 to 23, 2024
?From $20 for concerts, some shows are free

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Wall

Mural is urban art that will make you blink! Artists from here and elsewhere are transforming the walls of Montreal into giant works of art that will blow your mind. Take a stroll through the city’s lively neighborhoods to admire these colorful and impressive frescoes. But that’s not all ! You can attend crazy concerts, lose yourself in futuristic installations and immerse yourself in captivating exhibitions, all on Saint-Laurent Boulevard. MURAL, the superheroes of urban art who bring color and creativity into our lives, that’s what we love!

?Mile End scene: 5705 from Gaspé to Montreal
? from June 6 to 16, 2024
?From $29, some shows are free

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The Francos

Les Francos de Montréal is a mega musical fiesta where people sing in French and make the Quartier des spectacles vibrate to the rhythm of the festivities.
In addition to making us sing and dance, the Francos have another objective: to make Montreal shine throughout the world!
So, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for an unforgettable festive experience at the Francos de Montréal! It’s going to be a lot of fun, I guarantee it!

?Variable depending on the concert (centralized downtown)
? from June 14 to 22, 2024
? Varies depending on the concerts (free and paid)

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Montreal International Jazz Festival

We’re not talking about jazz everywhere, we’re talking about the Jazz FESTIVAL! Where it’s been brewing and grooving for over 40 years!
With jazz legends rubbing shoulders with promising young talents, it’s a mix of sounds that will delight the ears. For 10 days, the city vibrates to the rhythm of nearly 150 indoor concerts, without forgetting the outdoor party with more than 350 free shows that will have you tapping your toes on the specially designed Place des Festivals. No wonder the Montreal International Jazz Festival is recognized as the largest jazz festival in the world by Guinness World Records!

?Places des Arts, Club Soda, MTELUS, Studio TD, Gesù (depending on the concert)
? from June 27 to July 6, 2024
? Varies depending on the concerts

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From July

The International Nights of Africa Festival

The International Nights of Africa Festival returns for its 38th edition, indoors and outdoors. This year you will be entitled to 13 days of indoor concerts and 6 days of free outdoor shows in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. More than 700 artists from 30 different countries will be there to thrill you. Don’t miss this unmissable annual event!

?Entertainment district
? from July 9 to 21, 2024
? Varies depending on the concerts

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The SOULFEST

Square Saint-James will vibrate to the rhythm of soul, motown, rnb, gospel and funk with the brand new SOULFEST MONTREAL festival. Thanks to Le Balcon and American Express, this place will be transformed into an open-air dance floor.

Featuring legends like Kim Richardson, Freddie James, Michelle Sweeney and Dawn Tyler Watson, this festival celebrates local talent. Expect surprise performances and a delicious Soulfood menu.

Don’t miss this first edition!

?St James Square
? from July 11 to 14, 2024
? From $55

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From August

OSHEAGA

Ready to start your August with the king of festivals in Canada? Osheaga arrives at Parc Jean-Drapeau for three days of pure musical ecstasy! More than a hundred artists, from proven legends to rising talents, will ignite you with breathtaking performances. In addition to the concerts, several activities will be offered to you but also plenty of food trucks to regain your strength and make the most of. Osheaga, the meeting place for insatiable party-goers!

?Jean Drapeau Park
? from August 2 to 4, 2024
? From $165

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ILESONIQ

The ÎleSoniq electronic music festival takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, where the beats make festival-goers vibrate to the tips of their toes!
Imagine, several scenes that make the crowd jump, each with its own vibe. It’s like a journey into a parallel universe where the music transports you into an electro dimension.
Spend a dream day or two on the island, sunbathe and let yourself be lulled by the good vibes.

?Jean Drapeau Park
? from August 10 to 11, 2024
? From 140$

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Lasso

Hang up your cowboy hats, because the Lasso Montreal country festival is coming to Parc Jean Drapeau, and it might make some noise! If you’re a fan of boots, hats and western music, you won’t be left out. There will be country concerts and western activities that will make you scream “yeehaw” at the top of your voice.
For two days of pure joy, around thirty artists, from everywhere, will take to three stages to thrill country fans. There’s no doubt, it’s going to be an experience you’ll remember!
It’s time to bring out our country side in the heart of the city and it could be a hell of a party!

?Jean Drapeau Park
? from August 16 to 17, 2024
? From 140$

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MUTEK

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of MUTEK: the bomb that explodes the end of the festival summer with artistic offerings that will not leave you indifferent! Unexpected beats, sounds that make you shiver and magical moments await you.
For six days and six nights, it’s a total adventure with sound and visual discoveries that will thrill you in every way. Nearly 80 live performances will give you a hearing slap in the five trendiest spots in the Quartier des spectacles. It’s time to be surprised and succumb to the charms of this explosive music festival which closes the summer season in style.

? New City Gas, MTelus, Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts, SAT (Society of Technological Arts)
? from August 20 to 25, 2024
? From $40

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Summer 2024 in Montreal is the perfect opportunity to feast your eyes and ears on all these music festivals! Whatever your tastes, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in this city that moves to the rhythm of music festivals. So, get ready to experience a crazy summer with your whole gang thanks to this guide!

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