VHS // van horne station – Vol. 1
Montreal, July 28, 2015 – Montrealers will be offered a new experience during a series of 3 brief urban events, the first of which will take place Saturday, August 8 under the Van-Horne viaduct. VHS // Van Horne station is a brand new event bringing together music, urban art, and street food. The producers of Piknic Électronik, Mural, and First Fridays combine forces to present the best of Montreal’s creativity in a new open-air venue created in collaboration with the arrondissement Rosemont La Petite-Patrie. The initiative aims to promote a greater use of the parks bordering brownfield lands by encouraging their re-appropriation.
Poirier headlines the music programming, which includes performances by MOONSHINE’s Pierre Kwenders, J.u.D., and Yung Bambii. Participants will also have an opportunity to attend urban art creations by 2013 and 2014 MURAL festival artists: Hoarkor, Omen, Kevin Ledo, and Zoltan. And of course, a selection of Montreal’s best food trucks will seal the deal. With these three elements certain to gather a large crowd, VHS is a true celebration of Montreal’s creativity that stimulates and satisfies all the senses.
What: VHS // van horne station
When: August 8, 2015
Time: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Place: Under the Van-Horne viaduct, at the park near 5795 de Gaspé. Site entrance: corner of rue Marmier and avenue Henri-Julien.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vhs.vanhornestation
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587924641349373/
PIKNIC ÉLECTRONIK – Bringing electronic music to Montreal since 2003, Piknic Électronik’s mission is to make the scene more accessible by propelling it into the light of day and into an urban park. Now a must-do summer event in Montreal, it hosts an average of 5,000 people each Sunday of all ages, backgrounds, and creeds, both regulars and newcomers, who all come together at its emblematic parc Jean-Drapeau site to experience a lively musical adventure.
FIRST FRIDAYS – Les productions Premiers Vendredis was created in May of 2015 by the directors of the Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec. Its mission: to create public gastronomic events and promote street food by organizing events like First Fridays, the largest monthly gathering of food trucks in Canada.
MURAL – Created in 2013 by the artistic marketing agency LNDMRK, MURAL is an international public art festival whose mission is to celebrate creativity through the promotion of public art. The only event of its kind in the northeast, it won a Prix Ulysse given by the Grands Prix du tourisme québécois for the best festival or touristic event in the Montreal area and helps the city strengthen its position as a major North American arts hub.