MUTEK has wrapped, the scowling minimal techno DJs have returned to Berlin, and it’s now time for bands to descend on Quebec for the seventh annual Pop Montreal festival.

Set to take place October 1 – 5, this year’s five-day round of festivities features another sampling of music, film, and visual arts, with Hot Chip, Beach House, Crystal castles, the Black Kids, and more confirmed for the bill. Panel discussions and hands-on music workshops are also scheduled, and this year the organizers have even extended the invitation to kids, with a selection of shows and demonstrations.

Advance passes are on sale until August 31, for $175. After that date, the price jumps to $225, and then up to $275 after September 30.

Confirmed Lineup
Burt Bacharach, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Hot Chip, The Persuasions, Dan Deacon, Cori Bishop (aka Elyse Weinberg), United Steel Workers of Montreal, The Dodos, Liam Finn, Wintersleep, Dark Meat, Headlights, Playdoe, Dabaaz, Kim, Eric Bélanger, The Veils, WIRE, Crystal Castles, Black Kids, St Catherines, Vetiver, Silver Apples, Thomas Function, Julie Doiron, Chad Van Gaalen, Dominique Grange & Jacques Tardi, Great Lake Swimmers, Katie Moore, Socalled, Woodhands, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Sam Shalabi, Gatineau, Jason Collett, Chocolat, Irma Thomas, Wedding Present, Evangelicals, Beach House, Jana Hunter, Cex, Teeth Mountain, Teki Latex, D’Urbervilles, Michie Mee

Photo by Paul O’Valle.