Montréal is an important city as far a music is concerned, and Montréalers know it. From concerts to festivals, Montréal offers a lot to discover in the world of music. The Picknik Électronik is a major event in Montréal’s electronic-music-loving community; it is a weekly festival which takes place every Sunday of the summer. Yes, you read that correctly…every weekend between mid-May and mid-September, the Parc Jean-Drapeau on St Helen Island opens its gates for the Picknik Électronik festival, where both local and international DJs and producers take to the stage from the morning until the end of the day.
Piknic Electronik is a great way to discover new DJs and artists. In past Picknik Électronik performers have included: Original Hamster, Tommy Sunshine, Social System, Pheek, Bender, Mateo Murphy, Bleuchut, Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts, Luci, Deadbeat, Steve Beaupré, Crackhaus, Vega, Autist, Saturnin, Nathanburns…
The festival location is easy to find, taking place in the Playground, or Plaine des Jeux in Parc Jean-Drapeau.
You can reach the park:
- by boat, ‘navette maritime’ – from Montréal’s Old Port to the park, a one-way ticket is $4.25. It is $7.75 one-way if you are travelling from Longueuil.
- by metro – the festival entrance is approximately 500 metres away from the station Jean Drapeau (yellow line).
- by car – you can park at P7, P10 and P11 carparks, close to the festival. You’ll be looking at paying around $27 to park for the day. See more information on parking at Parc Jean-Drapeau here.
It is possible to buy tickets for individual Sundays, as well as a season pass that gives you access to every Sunday of the festival. Entrance is free for children under 12. You can find more information on ticket pricing here.
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Gartner (Wikipedia)