July 24, 2011

PikniCubik: A multi-faceted mini-festival!


This coming Labour Day weekend (September 3-5), Piknic Électronik is proud to inaugurate the very first PikniCubik! A three-day festival designed to cube the Piknic experience and multiply its pleasures!

Six sides to explore over three days

This brand-new festival is created in the image of its name. Like a cube, it has six faces. During the three days of PikniCubik, piknicers will be given an assortment of riches to choose from, as they’ll be free to explore one of the six following elements.

PikniCubik is of course a Piknic Electronik event, so naturally music still has the central honour. Outside the programming detailed below, a third stage presented by STM will be added in the family zone to present artists whose musical offerings will be entirely dedicated to children.

The visual artists of the En Masse collective will be on hand for all three days, assembling a giant al fresco display inspired by the music and atmosphere of the event. Piknicers will also experience live silkscreen printing courtesy of Massiv’art who will be creating unique t-shirts.

A photo exhibit bringing together the best pictures taken over the course of the Piknic’s 9th edition will be put together and displayed on location.

Always true to its convictions, Piknic will extend its sustainable developments by organizing a “Clothing SWAP” and a “Vinyl and CD Trade”. A fun and eco-friendly way to reinvent your wardrobe in an hour while music fanatics trade records, or simply discover obscure musical pleasures.

After three full days of solid music, piknicers will be invited to take the load off their feet and spend their warm September evenings savouring the delicacies of summer with an open-air cinema.

Along with granting access to the three days of the festival for a modest sum, the special PikniCubik pass will also offer rebates and freebies at a grab bag of partners across Montreal such as the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Café Campus, Laïka, Bota Bota and L’Espace Aérodium.


The Rogue Element and, from the label Planet Break*: Murdock, Pinky 38, Space Kadet, Deyond and Regimental Oneton (MC)
GURU stage: E.P. de Bran Van 3000 and Philippe Renaud & Alain Brunet (if he doesn’t go to Rouyn’s FME)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH (presented by V)
Misstress Barbara (the annual classic!) Lebaron and Monitor
GURU stage: Axel Helios and Pfreud

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH (presented by STM)
Christian Smith, Alan Fitzpatrick and Bushido
GURU stage: Skinnybones and Boyscout Killers

* The Planet Break crew has decided to donate all their proceeds to the Leucan foundation for this day.


The special PikniCubik pass will be available for 25$ (taxes and service fees included) on August 2nd at Ticketpro.ca. As well as access to all three days of the festival, you'll get numerous deals and discounts from our many tourism partners.

Piknic Season Passes will be honoured for the festival. Without a pass, daily individual entry to the site will still be the regular price of $12 (taxes and service charges included)

Go on! Roll the dice on PikniCubik. You’ll win at every turn!

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A special thanks to our season partners:

MOOG audio, parc Jean-Drapeau, Ministère du Tourisme du Québec, GURU, Sapporo, STM, MOJO, Amarula, Jagermeïster, Romeo, h2O, Bande à part, V, Nightlife, 33MAG, CISM, Urbania, Camuz, Resident Advisor, Globalsound, La Vitrine, Wenite, Passeport Éco, OSHEAGA, MUTEK and Pop Montréal.

Thank you to our PikniCubik partners:

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Centre Canadien d'Architecture, Auberge de Jeunesse HI-Montréal, Café Campus, Balroom Bar, Le Velvet, Bota Bota, Laïka, Fabergé, L’Espace Aérodium, En masse and Massiv’art.