July 1, 2012 – It’s on! Everybody’s favourite picnic party—Piknic Électronik—unpacks an excellent line-up of electronic music every weekend over at Parc Jean-Drapeau, just five minutes from the city centre.
Every Sunday until the end of September, Montréal’s local talent and guests from around the globe get busy manipulating samplers, sequencers, synthesizers and all manner of music makers, with one goal in mind: to share the incredible spectrum of electronic sounds with hordes of happy picnickees and picnickers.
The crowd, which runs the gamut from greenhorns to advanced music listeners, converges under Man, the gigantic steel sculpture designed by Alexander Calder. Whether you’re solo, in a couple or with the kids, everyone’s welcome to come soak up the sounds of this great electronic music happening.
From 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., weather-permitting, the Piknic parties on amidst the flora and fauna of this fabulous park. With an entrance fee ringing in at $12 (free for kids under 12), that’s our idea of very accessible good times and music.
Once you’ve enjoyed dancing under wide open skies, with the island of Montréal looking jealously on, you’re bound to want more of this weekend mixer. And with access available by metro, bike, blades, car and boat, all roads seem to lead to the Piknic!