The annual POP Montreal festival is starting to shape up. Among the 300 artists to participate in the multi-venue fall music fair are punk poet laureate Patti Smith, Touch & Go's Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Toronto hardcore luminaries Fucked Up, post-punk pioneers Pere Ubu, Vancouver druganauts Black Mountain and prolific Memphis garage punk musician Jay Reatard. They'll play alongside celebrated acts from a variety of genres, including the National, Sunset Rubdown, Magnolia Electric Co., Fujiya & Miyagi, Final Fantasy, Caribou, Half Japanese, Oakley Hall, A-Trak, Kid Sister, the Cool Kids, Qui, MSTRKRFT, Chromeo, Ron Sexsmith, Born Ruffians, Bobby Conn, DJ/Rupture, Chad VanGaalen, Earlimart, Daedalus,Georgie James, the Watson Twins, Tiga, DJ Mehdi, Cody ChesnuTT and the Federation.
This is the 6th year of the Quebec festival. The event, which also features a conference and numerous events relating to fashion, film and the indie music lifestyle, will run from October 3rd to the 7th.