POP Montreal [wiki] is an annual music festival occurring in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the early fall, usually at the end of September or the beginning of October. More than 200 acts are scheduled to play in more than 20 venues across the city, mostly located in the Mile End area. Along with music, POP Montreal has film, art events as well as a conference and a cultural fair called Puces POP.
Since its creation by Dan Seligman, Noelle Sorbara, and Peter Rowan in 2002, POP Montreal presented concerts of important rock, indie-rock, alternative, hip hop and folk artists from North America and Europe as Beck, Billy Childish, Interpol, TTC or Franz Ferdinand along with local favorites The Dears, Les Breastfeeders, We Are Wolves or The Unicorns. In 2006, POP welcomed the Future of Music Policy Summit and continues to challenge industry standards while staging an incredible array of international and local talent.
Back in 2003, Canadian independent filmmaker Hart Snider made a documentary short about Montreal's indie music scene, shot at the first edition of the POP Montreal International Music Festival . Click Play or go to Link [YouTube] .
A mini behind-the-scenes POP doc also came out in 2006, click here [YouTube] for that one .