Pride is celebrated in music

Pride is celebrating ;bre en musique

Dance-pop singer Rêve will perform the closing show for Montreal Pride.

The Montreal Pride festival is an 11-day celebration of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. It is a great place given to music and celebration with a very large number of artists, many of whom come from the next generation and from racialized communities. Métro suggests some musical events not to be missed during the festivities.  

ImmiX, Wednesday August 9, 8pm to 11pm 

If Montreal Pride officially begins on August 3, it is not until August 9 that the main site of the festival on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park will open its doors. Following a Barbada DJ set at 5 p.m., it's time for the big ImmiX evening on the TD stage, a show featuring a surprising musical mosaic, including Édith Butler, Lumière, Coco Béliveau , Klô Pelgag, Joe Bocan, Naomi, Kanen and many more. 

Queer Songbook Orchestra< strong>, Wednesday, August 9, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

The same evening as ImmiX, but on the Loto-Québec stage will be a performance by the Queer Songbook Orchestra, a 14-piece pop chamber music ensemble that uses stories and songs to honor and highlight the experience of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. Joining all guest artists such as Safia Nolin, Martha Wainwright and many others. 

DistinXion, Friday, August 11, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Aimé Simone, one of the new faces of pop in France, is visiting Quebec for the very first time to give a show on the TD stage in the company of several other international artists of various styles. The program also includes South African queer artist Nahkane, American R&B singer Mýa (known worldwide for her participation in the theme of the film Moulin Rouge), multidisciplinary trans artist from 'Alberta Vivek Shraya and Toronto non-binary artist Idman. 

Xcellence, Friday, August 11, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

On the same evening as DistinXion, but on the Loto-Québec stage, dance to celebrate 2SLGBTQIA+ people of color with TEYKIRISI, Honeydrip, pony, A$H BANKS and San Farafina, award-winning DJs .e.s and recognized for igniting the dance floors of the Montreal queer scene all year round. 

After-Xcellence, Friday, August 11, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. 

The party never ends. After the Xcellence party on the Olympic Park Esplanade, head to the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) to continue dancing in the Dome to the intoxicating music of DJ Karaba, Pierre Kwenders and KidCrayola.   

Closing show, Sunday August 13, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

C’est Rêve, Montreal-born artist now based in Toronto, who will wrap up the Montreal Pride festivities on the TD stage. This rising star from here, who distinguished herself at the last Juno Awards ceremony, has everything to become an international star with her most danceable pop. She will come to prove it that night. 

These shows represent only part of the musical programming of Pride Montreal. To find out all about it, visit the festival website.  

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