THE 7TH EDITION OF THE MURAL FESTIVAL IS COMING OUR WAY FROM JUNE 6 TO 16 IN MONTRÉAL

MONTREAL, May 30, 2019: The MURAL Festival, the flagship cultural event of Montréal’s early summer, will reprise its activities in a free access pedestrian area on Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke and Mont-Royal.

The new murals and installations created this year will be added to an already extensive tour that stretches from the Quartier des spectacles to Mile End, bringing the permanent public legacy created by the Festival since 2013 to nearly 100 major works.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2019 EDITION:

MURAL’s innovative 7th edition will modify two important aspects of its programming:

Firstly, the festival is breaking away from its traditional creative medium, the painted wall, by supporting a greater number of creations in diverse media, such as digital platforms and original materials.

With this innovation, the 2019 edition will make way for major projects such as:

  • A wall installation of LED light strips by Spanish artist Spider Tag, on an immense wall located at the corner of Saint-Laurent and Mont-Royal; A first in North America.
  • The complete decoration of a car wash and a car, by American artist Joshua Vides, presented by Mercedes-Benz Canada in collaboration with the SDC Laurier-Ouest.
  • A series of large-scale sculptures by Montréal artist Laurence Vallières, presented by Little Burgundy.
  • Digital creation workshops and interactive architectural projections with the Tagtool application, presented by TD Bank in collaboration with MAPP Montreal.
  • A trompe l’oeil art piece painted on the pavement by Dutch artist Leon Keer.

As for the muralists, the festival’s 2019 edition will bring together major Canadian artists and globally renowned international artists, including : Miss Van (FRA), Insane51 (GRE), PichiAvo (ESP), Gleo (COL), Ola Volo (CAN), Bryan Beyung (CAN), Ben Johnston (CAN), GermDee (CAN), Marc-Olivier Lamothe (CAN), Nikki Kuntzle (CAN), Waxhead (CAN) and many others.

MURAL’s second major change to the 2019 edition is the transformation of its event programming and the rearrangement of its main zone, located on Saint-Laurent between Milton and Prince-Arthur. MURAL is opening the zone completely and offering ten evenings of free musical events, seven more than in 2018. Towards this end, the festival’s VIP zone, presented by Hennessy, will be remodeled to offer guests and ticket holders an optimal experience.

These events will showcase artists like Cam’ron, Milk & Bone, Alaclair Ensemble, Moon- shine, Freddie Gibbs, Doja Kat, and many others. The events are being produced with the support of partners like Fido, Hennessy and Little Burgundy.

The festival’s main zone and its famous terrasse, open every day of the festival except Monday, June 10, will be reconfigured to create a more intimate and comfortable ambi- ance, while optimizing its already unique VIP experience and expanding the culinary options on offer.

The Grill Saint-Laurent culinary event will still be held in the main zone, but will now be open over four days, from June 11 to 14. The event is powered by Tastet.

The festival benefits from the financial support of the Quebec Government, Société de développement du boulevard Saint- Laurent (SDBSL), the Ville de Montréal, the Depart- ment of Canadian Heritage, the STM, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Tourisme Montréal.

MURAL Festival: THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMMING:

On June 5, 5 p.m.: The MURAL festival’s opening VIP cocktail, by invitation, entrance adjacent to 3527 Saint-Laurent Boulevard

June 6 to 16: Live creation of the festival’s murals and art installations, and closure of Saint-Laurent Boulevard

June 6 to 16: Guided tours of the murals, two routes offered, over 30-time slots

MUSIC AND EVENTS:

Thursday, June 6, 2019: Cam’ron, Tommy Genesis, Rowjay and guest, Opening show presented by Fido

Main zone open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Friday, June 7, 2019: Milk & Bone, Choses Sauvages, Antony Carle and guests presented by Fido

Main zone open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Saturday, June 8: Blockparty Moonshine x MURAL : Venus X, Pierre Kwenders, Bonbon Kojak and guests

Main zone open 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free) Preceded by the preliminary rounds of the Cloud Cypher dance Competition

Sunday, June 9: Cloud Cypher dance competition final

Main zone open 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Tuesday, June 11: Blockparty Editorial boutique x House of Work

Main zone open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Wednesday, June 12: Alaclair Ensemble’s “Soirées bas-canadiennes” at MURAL, with Voyage Funktastique and Toastdawg (DJ sets)

Main zone open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Thursday, June 13: Little Burgundy presents: Karnaval No Kliché

Main zone open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Friday, June 14: All Humans, LGBTQ night présented by Publicité Sauvage

Main zone open 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Saturday, June 15: Freddie Gibbs, Doja Kat, and guests presented by Hennessy Main zone open

6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Free)

Sunday, June 16: Belle famille x MURAL

Main zone open 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Free)

June 6 to 16: MURAL Art pub

3523A Saint-Laurent Boulevard Music and special events every day from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 Mobtreal had an Epic time covering Mural Festival last year, We look so Forward to supporting you all in 2019!!

 

More Details and tickets available on muralfestival.com and Mural festival’s Facebook page.

All the programming details are available on the festival’s website and its Facebook page. Tickets for paid activities are now available online and will be available at the MURAL fes- tival box office from June 6 to 16, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., in front of 3556 Saint-Laurent Boule- vard.

 

 

 

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