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May 18, 2009
The Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, touted as North America's largest and most diverse leftfield music gathering, has announced a final lineup for its ninth annual edition. The monthlong event goes down in Montreal (hence the name, which is Francais for Sounds For The People Festival), from Wednesday, June 3rd to Tuesday, June 30th.

Confirmed for the 2009 extravaganza, which is being held at Casa Del Popolo, which is usually referred to as "the venue those Godspeed You! Black Emperor dudes run," and La Sala Rossa, "a historic Montreal building built by the left-wing Jewish community in 1932" where Eleanor Roosevelt was once a guest, will feature dozens of artists comprising "an eclectic variety of music genres such as avant folk, experimental electronics, free jazz and improv, loud rock, musique actuelle, noise/drone/freedom, pop, psych rock, punk, and twentieth century avant garde."

Just to hit the high spots, sets are slated for TV on the Radio, Six Organs of Admittance, Stars Like Fleas, Novi Sad, Magik Markers, one of the guys from Matmos, Paul Metzger, Mika Miko, Sir Richard Bishop, Oaxacan, the Dead Science, Tom Carter from Charalambides, the Climax Golden Twins, Canadian punk icons Nomeansno, raver kingpin Jay Reatard, Swans/Angels of Light frontman Michael Gira, and a load of free jazz and experimental artists that we haven't heard of.

As a bonus, "this year's edition will also feature a specially programmed series entitled Next Stop Freedom: Legends of the Canadian Underground that will feature performances by Gerard Van Herk, one half of Montreal heroes Deja Voodo, and Bloodshot Bill, the pairing of Veda Hille & Christof Migone, noise wavemakers Knurl and Corpusse, and provocateur John Oswald." Don't ask us, that is a direct quote.

Festival tickets have been on sale since April 22, 2009, though readers of our news blurbs have known that for a while. Tickets are available at the festival office and at various locations around Montreal, though passes for the entire event are only available through the office.

SEE ALSO: www.suoniperilpopolo.org

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Eric J Herboth
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