Neon is a movement dedicated to throwing quality events in innovative settings.
NEON began as a concept & quickly became a collective in late 1998 when friends Tiga, Justin, Mark & John teamed up to create the perfect club night that could house the groups eclectic & ever growing musical & visual tastes. Music was evolving, but the existing clubs were getting boring & formulaic. The new club night the four were designing was to stay true to its mission of quality & originality. The Idea was to do away with the traditional club look & feel & start from scratch, doing away with club politics & introducing interior & graphic design, mood & lighting elements that would match the new sounds that were developing throughout the world. Everything had to change, the layout of the venue physically & visually to accommodate the new musical sound NEON was introducing.
Since its creation, NEON has been through many incarnations & almost as many venue changes until settling down at the now defunct Jai Bar in 1999 for a 1 year stretch until the club shut its doors in early 2000. In 2001 NEON took a small break to find the perfect venue to accommodate their growing following and satisfy the need for a new, raw space with quality sound & atmosphere that wasn’t an existing night club. In that same year NEON moved into the SAT, (The Society for Art & Technology) a digital art research facility and art gallery, which provided NEON with the solution it needed; a bigger space that could fit more people comfortably & that could also be completely transformed physically every time to suit the needs of each individual event.
In 2009 NEON celebrated it’s 10th birthday & produces 50 shows per year at various venues in and around Montreal.
NEON still consistently drawn capacity crowds to all of its events.
NEON – 10 YEARS OF MUSIC: 2 MANY DJS • A TOUCH OF CLASS USA • A-TRAK • ADNY • ALTER EGO • ALEX GOPHER • AUDION • BLACK STROBE • BOYS NOIZE • BUSY P • BLOODY BEETROOTS • CAJUAN • CALVIN HARRIS • CHROMEO • CROSSOVER CROOKERS • CRYSTAL CASTLES • CURSES! • DAMIAN LAZARUS • DANGER • DANNY WANG • DESIGNER DRUGS • DIGITALISM • DIPLO • DIRTY SOUTH • DJ FUNK • DJ HELL • DJ T • D.I.M • DROP THE LIME • DRUZZI • DUST GALAXY • EROL ALKAN • FEADZ • FELIX DA HOUSECAT • FEVER RAY • FPU • GUNS’N'BOMBS • HEADMAN • HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR • HIGHFISH • IVAN SMAGGHE • JAMES MURPHY • JAMIE LIDELL • JESPER DAHLBCK • JORI HULKKONEN • JORDAN DARE • JUAN MACLEAN • JUSTICE • KAP BAMBINO • KAVINSKY • LADY SOVEREIGN • LCD SOUNDSYSTEM • MAJOR LAZER • LE MATOS • MANDY • MARTINI BROS • METRO AREA • MIKE SIMONETTI • MISS KITTIN & THE HACKER • MIXHELL • MOBY • MORGAN GEIST • MOTOR • MSTRKRFT • MUSCLES • MYLO • NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB • NITE VERSIONS • PAT MAHONEY • PLASTIQUE DE REVE • RICHIE HAWTIN • RITON • SEBASTIAN • SHIR KHAN • SHIT ROBOT • SINDEN • SOULWAX • STEVE AOKI • STEVE BUG • SURKIN • THE GLIMMERS • THE PRESETS • THE RAPTURE • THE SERVICES • THE TEENAGERS • THIEVERY CORPORATION • TIEFSHWARZ • TIGA • TIM SWEENY • TOMMIE SUNSHINE • URSULA 1000 • VITALIC • VIVE LA FETE • WATER LILLY • ZYNTHERIUS