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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. (...)

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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. (...)

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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?

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WEEKLY PLAYLIST | AUGUST 18

Big playlist this week! Killer tunes by Machinedrum, Luke Slater and Applescal alongside brilliant newcomers like Sudanim, Wrong Steps, Bruce and more.

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FOCUS PIKNIC | J.PHLIP

J.Phlip is coming! Check out this playlist she made for us and get to know a bit more about her life as a DJ.

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MIX OF THE WEEK | BEN UFO LIVE @ DEKMANTEL 2014

Ben UFO shows us once again why he's regularly name-checked as one of the world's most creative and skilled DJs.

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FOCUS PIKNIC | FU ANCKO

Montreal's Fu Ancko tells us about his most memorable gigs and favourite songs ahead of his Piknic performance on August 17th.

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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. (...)

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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.(...)

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WEEKLY PLAYLIST | AUGUST 11

Maya Jane Coles, Skream, Om Unit, Sophie and more on our newest weekly playlist!

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MIX OF THE WEEK | JOHN TALABOT @ MELT 2014

John Talabot goes techno on this live recording from Melt.

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FOCUS PIKNIC | MUSIC IS MY SANCTUARY (W/ LEXIS)

For their 7th anniversary, MIMS boss Lexis takes the time to talk about their 7 favourite musical genres and gives us a Future Classic and Forgotten Treasure for each.

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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. (...)

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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. (...)

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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. (...)

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TOP TIMES FROM OSHEAGA 2014

Osheaga 2014 is over and, of course, we’re already looking forward to next year. A big thank you goes out to Evenko for giving Montreal a decadent dose of festival fever. Piknic is proud to take part in this major event! Marie-Laure and Michel of the Programming Department gave us their top performances and best moments of this 9th edition. (...)

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WEEKLY PLAYLIST | AUGUST 4

Groove Armada, Al Dobson Jr, Patricia and Helix feature on our weekly playlist.

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MIX OF THE WEEK | OBJEKT - LIVE @ FREEROTATION 2014

Objekt absolutely smashed it at Freerotation 2014. Nonstop top-shelf techno and electro bangers. Buckle up!

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AGENDA | AOÛT 2014

Le festival des festivités continue avec un beau mois d'août en perspective. Ça commence avec Osheaga (le petit festival tranquille au parc Jean-Drapeau!) en fin de semaine (1er, 2 et 3 août). Get ready! (...)

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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! (...)