QUÉBEC SPRING | New Music From Montreal and Beyond May 2nd to May 20th, 2024 – All Over The UK Line Up Inc: ALIAS, La Sécurité, DVTR, Bon Enfant, Soran, Choses Sauvages, Corridor and Emilie Kahn

April 16, 2024


New Music From Montreal and Beyond
May 2nd to May 20th, 2024 – happening all over the UK
Line up includes ALIAS, La Sécurité, DVTR, Bon Enfant, Soran, Choses Sauvages, Corridor and Emilie Kahn

Each spring, musical artists from the great Francophone province of Québec (Canada) descend on the UK to play for British audiences at world-class professional events such as Wide DaysFOCUS Wales and The Great Escape. This May, the next wave of global hit-makers from this remarkable music scene will come to the UK under the QUÉBEC SPRING banner. 

This year’s lineup features eclectic guitar-driven bands that have distinguished themselves in neighbouring markets such as France for their thrilling, high-energy performances. Listen to music by ALIASLa SécuritéDVTRBon EnfantSoranChoses SauvagesCorridor and Emilie Kahn on the QUÉBEC SPRING playlist, and catch them while on tour at your local venues or any upcoming UK showcase festival.

Showcases will be brought to you by premium music conference M for Montreal, with networking activities organised in partnership with the Québec Government Officein London and SODEC. Founded in 2006, M for Montreal (November 20-23, 2024) is a business catalyst for  artists and industry professionals, contributing to the promotion and export of Québec artists, as well as positioning Montreal as an essential music capital. Its flagship event brings together over 500 local, national and international delegates for 3 days of showcases, conferences and networking activities tour at your local venues or any upcoming UK showcase festival. 

Having harvested legendary artists such as Leonard Cohen, Céline Dion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Québec is home to the city of Montreal that has become an internationallyrenowned hotbed of musical creativity that nurtured the early careers of present-day high-profile award-winning artists such as Kaytranada, Grimes, Mac DeMarco, Patrick Watson, and tUnE-yArds, and rising stars such as Charlotte Cardin, Jean-Michel Blais, Suuns, La Zarra, Half Moon Run, Big Brave and so many others. 

The Québec Government Office in London (DGQL) was opened in 1962 and represents the Québec government in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic Countries. It works to promote Québec’s interests towards governments and institutions across its territories, and to support Québec businesses and culture to thrive and develop their activities.

SODEC is mandated to support the development of Québec’s cultural businesses and ensure that national heritage buildings are protected and promoted. On an international scale, they strive to make Québec’s cultural industry stand out by highlighting the competitive-edge of their businesses and high quality, diversity, originality and accessibility of their cultural works.

Complete QUÉBEC SPRING schedule: 

May 2
Wide Days Music Festival
Québec Dinner Reception @Bongo Club (Edinburgh) – from 18:00 to 19:00
(Entry reserved for Platinum delegate pass holders)

M for Montreal showcase @Bongo Club (Edinburgh) – from 19:00 to 23:00
Emilie Kahn

May 8
On Tour
La Sécurité @Shacklewell Arms (London) – from 19:30 

May 9
M for Montreal Reception
 @Penny Black Room 2 (Wrexham) – 20:00
RSVP – coming soon!

M for Montreal showcase @Penny Black Room 2 (Wrexham) – from 20:30 to 23:10
La Sécurité
Bon Enfant

May 10
Bon Enfant @The Rockin’ Chair 1 (Wrexham) – 19:15
DVTR @The Rockin’ Chair 2 (Wrexham) – 22:45

On Tour
La Sécurité @Kazimier Stockroom (Liverpool) – from 19:45 

May 11
On Tour
Bon Enfant @In Colour Festival – Brudenell Social Club (Leeds) – 14:00
La Sécurité @Sneaky Pete’s (Edinburgh) – from 19:00 

ALIAS @The Rockin’ Chair 2 (Wrexham) – 19:00

May 12
On Tour
La Sécurité @Just Dropped In Records (Coventry) – from 18:30 
Bon Enfant @Band on the Wall (Manchester) – 20:30 

May 13
Networking Reception @The Québec Government Office in London – from 3pm
(invite only)

On Tour
La Sécurité @Big Hands (Manchester) – Times TBA

May 14
Canadian Showcase
Soran @Studio1 – Strongroom (London) – 18:15

On Tour
La Sécurité @The Lanes (Bristol) – 19:30 
Bon Enfant @Hare & Hounds (Birmingham) – 19:30 

May 15
On Tour
Bon Enfant @The Lanes (Bristol) – 19:30

May 16
The Great Escape Festival
M For Montreal/ NZ Music Commission Mixer: What’s 14000 Kilometres between friends?
  @Patterns Upstairs (Brighton) – 12:00 RSVP here

M for Montreal showcase @Patterns Upstairs (Brighton) – from 12:15
La Sécurité
Haviah Mighty
Choses Sauvages
Mock Media

Bon Enfant @Acid Box Super Fuzz Weekender (Brighton) – 21:00  
(La Sécurité is playing late night Thursday / early Friday in Brighton)

May 17
The Great Escape Festival
La Sécurité @Patterns Upstairs (Brighton) – 1:30
Corridor @Canada House, Green Door Store (Brighton) – 15:30 
Bon Enfant @Canada House, Green Door Store (Brighton) – 16:10  
(Bon Enfant playing late night Friday / early Saturday in London)

May 18
The Great Escape Festival
Bon Enfant @Dust (Brighton) – 00:15
Soran @Canada House, Green Door Store (Brighton) – 13:30
Soran @The Prince Albert (Brighton) – 23:30

On Tour
Bon Enfant @The Shacklewell Arms (London) – 19:00

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