M for Montréal Comes to the Quays of the Old Port



    MONTREAL, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Sirius Satellite Radio in Canada, in
co-operation with Astral Média, presents M for Montréal "Special Edition" on
the Quays of the Old Port. The free event in Place des Vestiges at the Old
Port of Montréal, from 5 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, will feature six
of today's top bands: Socalled, Karkwa, Alfa Rococo, Radio Radio, Misteur
Valaire and Torngat. Hosts Geneviève Borne and Anne-Marie Withenshaw will go
head-to-head in a friendly DJ contest during a schmoozing BBQ kicking off the
event.

    The six bands taking part in this special edition of M for Montréal will
be lighting up the two stages across from each other in Place des Vestiges, at
the Jacques Cartier Quay entrance.
    "With M pour Montréal, we wanted to introduce the many alternative
artists on the Montréal scene to people in the industry around the world,"
says Sébastien Nasra, founder of the event. M for Montréal on the Quays will
allow the general public to attend one of these events and discover the
incredible musical talent that's developing in our city and has a great chance
of making it big on the international scene."

    An enchanting setting

    What better place than to host these artists than the Quays of the Old
Port, an enchanting setting between downtown Montréal and the River?
    "Our vision for the Quays of the Old Port is that they should showcase
emerging Montréal culture, both summer and winter," says Claude Benoit,
President and CEO of the Old Port Corporation. "It made sense for us to be
partners in this event, which will introduce the general public to some
talented local artists."

    A schmoozing BB Q

    M is also taking advantage of the superb outdoor venue on the Quays of
the Old Port to kick off the event with a schmoozing BBQ. Guest DJettes
Geneviève Borne and Anne-Marie Withenshaw, both well known for their musical
tastes, will face off in a no-holds-barred battle of the DJs.
    All these artists, popular on the Montréal alternative scene and gaining
broader public recognition, are ready to launch on international careers. The
M for Montréal on the Quays event is committed to serving as a showcase for
them and offering Montrealers some amazing musical discoveries. Don't miss
this fabulous event!

    About M for Montréal

    M for Montreal is an export and networking platform founded in 2006 by
Sébastien Nasra (Avalanche Productions) and the legendary British festival
programmer Martin Elbourne (Glastonbury Festival, The Great Escape and
co-founder with Peter Gabriel of the WOMAD Festival). In addition to bringing
together an international delegation of buyers, journalists and other
influential music industry players in Montréal, "M" is a unique, exciting
concert experience for music and event fans alike. This year's international
showcase will take place from November 20 to 22. Watch for further details!

    About the Old Port of Montréal Corporation

    For the past 25 years, the Old Port of Montréal Corporation has pursued
the mandate assigned to it by the federal government, of promoting and
developing the Old Port. As manager of the Quays of the Old Port, one of the
most popular attractions in Quebec, the Montréal Science Centre and the
IMAX(C) Telus Theatre, and by planning and offering a varied program of
activities throughout the Old Port, the Corporation is a major player in the
city's economic development.




For further information:

For further information: and/or artist interviews: Clarah Germain, Media
Relations, Quays of the Old Port of Montréal, (514) 283-8085,
cgermain@vieuxportdemontreal.com; mpourmontreal.com; mformontreal.com;
quaysoftheoldport.com; Source: M for Montréal


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