Each year, Montreal plays hosts to countless festivals, and M For Montreal has become one of the marquee events in the festival calendar since it started back in 2006. The independent organization is committed to helping emerging artists launch their career and give them the exposure they deserve beyond their local markets. The festival recently announced its final round of programming for 2017, and as usual it's one of the more varied lineups you'll see this year, and is comprised of some of the most unique artists from around the world.
Some of the newly added acts include Oakland MC, producer and Gorillaz collaborator Del The Funky Homosapien (Deltron 3030, Hieroglyphics, Souls of Mischief); Toronto indie-art rockers Absolutely Free; psychedelic noh-wave Yamantaka // Sonic Titan; Poet Laureate and Polaris nominated Cadence Weapon; and alternative post punk Casper Skulls, among others. In addition to the festival portion, there is also a conference including panels and workshops catered towards music industry professionals, with over 200 international delegates expected to attend.
M for Montreal will be happening from November 15 to 18. For a full list of artists or to buy tickets, visit the festival website now.