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Aug 28

FOCUS PIKNIC | POIRIER

Our national pride and joy, Poirier, begins a European tour this week and we thought it was the right time to present this nice interview and recent performance filmed by our friends at ThisIsHerd.

Aug 28

REPORT CARD | CASHLESS PAYMENT

This Sunday, new cashless payment technology made its debut at Piknic. There were more than 6,000 people on hand to test the new system. A big first go that brought several areas to light for improvement, both in our operations and in terms of your use of the pads. More work is needed so that everyone can enjoy the full fluidity of this new process and avoid problems.

Aug 28

INFO-PROG | AUGUST 30-31-SEPTEMBER 1

Oh no! We’re already at Labour Day and the summer’s just started. Oh yes! We’re in for the annual three-day Piknic extravaganza. So many conflicting emotions pour out for this annual back to school tradition. Fortunately, we have a line-up on hand to help you live in denial and forget all about classes and assignments, if only for a few more days.

Aug 27

TOP TIMES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH

A completely off-the-hook Piknic. Full-on summer temperatures + special effects gave us a solid foundation for the August 24th edition. Here’s our Top 5 highlights from this crazy day. (...)

Aug 21

INFO-PROG | AUGUST 24



With the end of summer feeling more and more real, Piknic dedicates another Sunday to your discovery of bubbling-under, hot-to-the-touch house labels. The MOOG stage kicks off at 2pm with Australia’s Dreems who drops by to showcase the left-of-centre techno he’s been releasing lately on Montreal’s Multi Culti label. (...)

Aug 19

ON AUGUST 24TH, PIKNIC GOES CASHLESS



You can’t stop progress, people! As of Sunday, August 24th, Piknic’s going cashless and moving to digital payment. What’s it mean? That means that ALL transactions on the Piknic site will happen through the RFID chip in your wristband or season pass that every piknicer scans at the gate. (...)

Aug 19

TOP TIMES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH


We had ourselves a smaller Piknic last weekend, backdropped by an autumnal (I SAID IT)… freshness. But oh how comfortable it was. Here’s our Top 5 remarkable (or not so memorable!) moments for the day. Were you there? (...)

Aug 14

INFO-PROG | AUGUST 17


After last Sunday’s trip to the Jardin des Floralies, we return to Place de l’Homme this weekend for what ought to be a showstopper of a party. On the MOOG stage, the music gets rolling at 2pm with Montreal duo Verness, featuring deep-house DJ Pierre Babin and the more eclectic stylings of Eric St-Pierre. (...)

Aug 14

TOP TIMES FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 10th

Last Sunday, Piknic left its main site for a moment to go do some camping at our alternate site, the Jardins des Floralies. Here are highlights from this annual excursion in 5 easy points.(...)

Aug 06

INFO-PROG AUGUST 10TH | MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY - 7 YEARS

For our first Piknic in August, we’re proud to be hosting a special seventh birthday party for the Montreal success story that is the Music Is My Sanctuary website. Started in 2007 by local DJ Lexis, this tastemaker site with a soft spot for UK garage and bass has, in seven years, garnered an international audience upwards of 50,000 monthly visitors. (...)

Aug 06

FULL MOON THIS SUNDAY - PIKNIC AT JARDINS DES FLORALIES

You read correctly. This Sunday, August 10th, is a full moon! Given our penchant for good ideas, we decided that it was a perfect opportunity to stretch the fun till 11pm! Especially since the Piknic will be pastoral Jardins des Floralies. It's a bit like going to a party at the cottage. How do you get there? Simple. (...)

Aug 05

THE RETURN = TRIPLE PIKNIC AUGUST 30th-31st + SEPTEMBER 1st

That’s right. The return. The word that everyone dreads. The one that announces the end of the summer and brings the hint of an autumn breeze. The one that’s synonymous with a smell of pencils. But for us, the return is synonymous with partéeeees! Because if we check our math quickly: 3 x 1 = 3 as in three Piknics in a row! Indeed, our classic triple-Piknic is back again this year with a generous fall harvest of a line-up. (...)

Jul 30

VACAY THIS SUNDAY – PIKNIC STAGE @ OSHEAGA

This Sunday, August 3rd, Piknic takes a VACATION! Because there’s this small festival storming Parc Jean-Drapeau. Osheaga… you know it? Once more this year, the Piknic Electronik stage is back. You can attend the performances of Tom Trago, Laurent Garnier, Breach, Jon Hopkins and many others instead!

As always, just a reminder, you must have your Osheaga ticket or pass to access the site and the Piknic stage. Piknic’s season pass is not valid this weekend! .

Will we miss you? Yes. You'll miss us too. The next Piknic will be held at Jardins des Floralies, our alternate site, on August 10th. (...)

Jul 30

TOP TIMES FOR SUNDAY, JULY 27TH

A big Sunday, fully loaded in terms of programming and festivities. Here’s our Top 5, as exciting as an advent calendar five days from Christmas.

1) Installing the Decor

Once Mother Nature had agreed to get into the holiday spirit (she gave us a bit of attitude), we had the pleasure of riding out our beautiful Christmas decorations under the July sun. Pine trees, candy canes, a Santa throne, giant flakes... It was a big deal! The Camper's Christmas is something we take to heart. There was something in the air...

Jul 29

AUGUST 24TH & SEPTEMBER 7TH LINE-UP

Craig Richards, Bob Moses and more have been added to this summer's line-up!