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Inside M For Montreal’s 2023 Marathon Festival

With a focus on discovery, the international music gathering stays true to its intention of amplifying homegrown talent. 


After dropping the first names back in July with a list that included Afternoon Bike Ride, Marie Davidson, and Ouri, the third edition of M for Montreal’s Marathon Festival – so named for the musical marathon attendees will undertake after seeing 91 emerging artists take to the stage over four days at iconic venues across Montreal – has announced its full lineup.

With highlights including production superstars Banx & Ranx, rising country-pop sensation Boy Golden, funk-rock provocateurs Choses Sauvages (presented by RANGE), dance-punk supergroup La Sécurité, and a star-studded November 18 showcase featuring Cartel Madras, Milk & Bone, dee holt and Virginie B, it proves to be another showcase for future stars from all over the globe to share the stage with other established local acts.

With a focus on discovery, the Marathon festival is excited to further expand its musical horizons by welcoming international artists from France, Wales, Egypt, England, and the Ivory Coast, and is supporting emerging acts by putting on launch parties for two debut albums from Quebec artists: Alice, a former member of folk outfit Canailles, and indie-pop band Tango Golf Tango.

Some of the most notable acts will be taking the stage at Club Soda and Théâtre Fairmount, extending into the early hours of the morning. If you think you’re ready to take on the marathon, the Festival Pass granting access to all shows costs $100, and individual tickets for all shows are on sale now.

M for Marathon Festival takes place from November 15 to 18, 2023 at various venues throughout Montreal, QC | TICKETS & INFO

Read our review of M For Montreal 2022 here