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Frimas in Montréal, "Groove, Saint-Laurent, groove!"

This summer, in Canada, the Osheaga and MEG Festivals once again transformed Montreal into the international capital of new music.
Within the scope of the 2014 edition of Frimas, the Institut français and the General Consulate of France in Montreal again came together at a ‘‘must’’ in terms of festivals, to join forces in an effort to promote young talent, both at the local and international levels.
Since 1999, the MEG (Montréal Festival Electronique Groove), with more than 70 artists, eight stages and a boat, has been introducing young talent, helping discover electro, hip hop, pop-rock, urban music as well as all that is happening on the local and international scene. The highlight of the Festival was to be enjoyed on board the MEG boat for an electronic cruise down the Saint-Laurent River.
For its 16th edition, to be held on July 24 until August 2, the MEG presented French artists such as Acid Arab, Danger, Christine and St Lô.
The rock and electronic music festival of Osheaga took place on August 1, 2 and 3 in Montreal. Since it was first set up in 2006, local and budding talent have appeared alongside major international artists at this Festival, truly a major one of its kind in Canada.
To be discovered at the event this year were French talent such as Von Pariahs, Dream Koala, and Gesaffelstein and, as a world premiere, Mahaut Mondino.
Both festivals also organized professional meetings in which the Institut français took part.

Photo : GESAFFELSTEIN © Elina Kechicheva / Parlophone