A new site for the 20th anniversary of Piknic Électronik
The complete program should be unveiled in the coming days.
The Piknic Électronik is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer and to do so it is changing location, reconquering – partly – his original site.
The new site is just outside the Jean-Drapeau metro station. It promises an enchanting space in the middle of nature and near the river, with redesigned facilities. Will we be able to dance again under Calder's iconic sculpture? Answer on May 21, opening date of this 20th edition.
Twenty years well loaded
Piknic Électronik was launched in 2003 by four friends, Pascal Lefebvre, Nicolas Cournoyer, Michel Quintal and Louis-David Loyer, who wanted to bring electronic music outside nightlife and allow everyone to wiggle their hips, even in the middle of afternoon.
If it was initially an event nestled for enthusiasts of this universe, the Piknic quickly took on a lot of scope, becoming a real phenomenon by bringing together thousands of people.
Nearly 1.5 million festival-goers came to dance at Piknic Électronik, as well as more than a thousand artists who performed there , we learn through press release.
Over the years, following the Montreal model, Piknics have sprung up all over the world, in Melbourne, Santiago, Miami and Sao Paulo.
The founders of Piknic Électronik. Photo credit: Miguel Legault.
Dates to watch
The organization has already announced OfF Piknic events, which are concert mode appointments on the same site. They are held on Fridays and Saturdays, while the official Piknics take place on Sundays.
Thus, the Italian duo Tale Of Us will perform on Friday May 26 and Charlotte de Witte on Saturday May 27 may. Then, on Saturday June 3, Dirtybird will entertain the crowds. The French electro group The Blaze will perform live on June 24 and, finally, the Australian Fisher will land on the site on Saturday July 8.
The complete program for this very special edition, which will be held from May 21 to October 1, should be unveiled in the coming days. Discounted passes went on sale this Thursday, March 30 at 11 a.m.