4 days of shows and over 100 artists presented in fifteen venues throughout the city 

For its 3rd edition, the MARATHON festival presented by SiriusXM continues to grow. With two previous editions where dozens of concerts played to sold-out venues, the MARATHON festival is the unbeatable autumn rendezvous to see the best of the Canadian independent scene. With over 100 artists, including the most promising names from the Montreal scene, the lineup also features several internationally emerging artists. A real MARATHON for the real people! 

5 first concerts announced today 

On November 16, Club Soda will resonate with urban pop, featuring Super Plage, R&B artist Hawa B, and the rap collective LaF 


On November 17, rock trio zouz and iconoclast VioleTT Pi will take over the stage at Club Soda. They’ll be joined by Calgary band 36? who will be returning to Montreal after an absence of several years. 


Over at Fairmount Theater, the public will have the opportunity to discover or rediscover the electrified pop of Afternoon Bike Ride and Robert Robert, who will both be touring together this fall to present their respective new albums. 


On November 18, two major shows are sure to set Montreal abuzz! 

Up in the Mile-End, the Fairmount Theater will welcome another major star of the local underground scene, Marie Davidson [LIVE], who will be joined on stage by Egyptian artist Nadah El Shazly and DJ Ouri to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Heavy Trip. 


Finally, MARATHON festival is pleased to partner with La maison fauve as co-presenter of the previously announced show by Philippe Brach at MTelus. 


The FESTIVAL pass is currently available at the early bird rate and provides access to over 30 shows in the lineup. Tickets for individual shows are also available. 

A festival serving the local industry 

In addition to being a true musical marathon for the general public, the MARATHON festival offers local and national industry agencies the opportunity to showcase their artists as part of the event. Among the show producers involved are Bravo Musique, Costume Records, Disques Dure Vie, Fire Feu Fuego, Heavy Trip, Indica Records, Kartel Musik, L’Ours Label & Tournées, La maison fauve, Lighter Than Air, Lisbon Lux Records, Mothland, popop and Simone Records.

We wish to thank our media partners: Also Cool Mag, CHOQ, CISM, CJLO, CULT Mtl, Exclaim!, Feu à volonté, Ic3y Mag, Le Canal Auditif, Métro, PanM 360, RANGE, Sors-tu, trèfor club 

Artists from M for Montreal’s Official Selection unveiled 

For its 18th iteration, M for Montreal’s Official Selection will showcase the talent of 27 artists from Quebec and Canada. Among them, 6 names are revealed today: 36?, Hawa B, LaF, Super Plage, VioleTT Pi, and zouz. The full cohort will be unveiled in September.  


The festival MARATHON by M for Montreal is 30 concerts spread over 4 days, held in parallel in some of Montreal’s 15 concert venues. It’s a marathon of music, discoveries and real sport. Recommended training: Lace up your sneakers, prepare your playlist and plan your itinerary. All that’s left to do is enjoy your favorite shows as you run from venue to venue. 

Official Playlist