Tiga and Guy Gerber are among those who will play the Sunday outdoor parties this summer.
Now a staple of the Montreal clubbing scene, Piknic Electronik takes over Parc Jean-Drapeau nearly every Sunday afternoon until the end of September. Each party has two stages, one in a concrete plaza and one along the edge of a pond, and the park is outfitted with drink booths and a food area as well. This year's summer program follows the announcement that the series will return to Barcelona for a second year after a successful first go in 2012.
The lineup is the typical mix of house and techno artists, and includes some label showcases and festival partnerships—not to mention a whole lot of Montreal locals. Some of the highlights include Turbo's 15th birthday celebrations on June 24th with Tiga and Bordello, along with a Sound In Motion showcase on June 30th with Pursuit Grooves. French festival Les Siestes Électroniques will host the July 14th edition with Pilooski, while Toronto collective My Favorite Robot will headline their own showcase on the 28th of that month. Other standouts include Guy Gerber, DJ Tennis, Gui Boratto (playing a special Saturday event) and Eats Everything. Piknic's summer will wrap up on September 22nd with a party headlined by Radio Slave.
For an idea of the Piknic vibe, you can stream a recording of Laura Jones' season opening set here.
Jun 09 Piknic Electronik Jun 23 Piknic Electronik Jun 24 Piknic Electronik: Turbo 15 Ans Jun 30 Piknic Electronik: Sound In Motion Jul 07 Piknic Electronik Jul 14 Piknic Electronik: Les Siestes Électroniques Jul 21 Piknic Electronik: Bass Drive Jul 28 Piknic Electronik: My Favorite Robot Records Aug 18 Piknic Electronik: Microzoo Aug 25 Piknic Electronik Aug 31 Piknic Electronik Sep 01 Piknic Electronik - Sept st Sep 02 Piknic Electronik Sep 08 Piknic Electronik Sep 15 Piknic Electronik Sep 22 Piknic Electronik