Pop Montreal 2008 Reveals Lineup

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Black Kids / Photo by Dean Chalkley
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Joseph Coscarelli

The Pop Montreal festival has announced the initial lot of bands who will set up camp in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for its 2008 city-wide takeover. Venues throughout the region will host sets by a bevy of acts including legendary pop songwriter extraordinaire Burt Bacharach, Aussie jack-of-all-trades Nick Cave, and reunited punks Wire, along with indie favorites like Hot Chip, Black Kids, Crystal Castles, and Dan Deacon.

Pop Montreal 2008 runs from Oct. 1-5 in various set-ups ranging from big stages to bars and back rooms. Tickets are on sale now with an early bird special running through the end of August. Additional act announcements will follow as the celebration nears, so stay tuned to SPIN.com.

Confirmed artists:

Burt Bacharach
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Hot Chip
Crystal Castles
Black Kids
You Say Party! We Say Die!
Beach House
The Persuasions
Silver Apples
Dan Deacon
Vetiver
Cori Bishop (aka Elyse Weinberg)
Dark Meat
Socalled
Jason Collett
Julie Doiron
United Steel Workers of Montreal
The Dodos
Liam Finn
Wintersleep
Headlights
Playdoe
Dabaaz
Kim
Eric Bélanger
The Veils
WIRE
St Catherines
Thomas Function
Chad Van Gaalen
Dominique Grange & Jacques Tardi
Great Lake Swimmers
Katie Moore
Woodhands
Sam Shalabi
Gatineau
Chocolat
Irma Thomas
Wedding Present
Evangelicals
Jana Hunter
Cex
Teeth Mountain
Teki Latex
D'Urbervilles
Michie Mee

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