Already! For ten years now, Piknic Électronik has been turning heads and records at Place de l’Homme at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Ten years that I’ve had a great excuse not to stay at home making shepherd’s pie on Sunday. Thanks, Piknic.
Indeed, last year, there were thousands of us partaking in vitaminized music, champion dancing and fiery sun, rather than ground beef, corn and potatoes. This is the real deal.
I tip my (somewhat, but not excessively hipster) hat to this event, that still has the high spirits of a youthfully young youngster.
What to Put in Your Basket This Summer?
In your Piknic basket, make sure to add some good humour, multicoloured sunglasses, a camera to capture your best poses and to zoom in on that hottie just behind you…
From May 20 to September 30, 2012, some twenty festive dates will get your electronic beat bumping with sounds from France, Germany, Poland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Mexico and, yes… from Quebec too! All summer, old school and new come together for a refreshing wave of sound, even when it’s 35º degrees.
Some friendly advice: mingle with the locals even if you don’t know a thing about electronic music. And if, by chance (I’m just saying here), you want to impress your friends by telling them, for example, that after 10 years Maus and Soundshaper are coming back to get the crowd moving or that, for the first time in Montréal, Nina Kraviz or Eats Everything are playing, well, there’s a detailed program and sound clips on the website to help you out.
That isn’t enough? Here are some reasons, all good ones of course, that I recommend Piknic Électronik this summer:
- To get a good dose of sound and vitamin D.
- Because it’s hip, absolutely friendly and slightly off-keel, but just enough
- For the hot dogs at the Casse-croûte du Piknic, which has new culinary neighbours this year with the arrival of the famous Grumman 78 taco truck, the guys from Pas d’cochon dans mon salon and Fruixi, the mobile fresh market.
- Because it has an untarnished green conscience.
- Because it’s the only place I can use my robot moves…
For all these reasons and many more, the Électronik events are now summer musts in Montréal! Long live the Piknic!