Top Five Acts Not to Miss at Montreal’s Pouzza Fest 2024

Pouzza Fest, Montreal’s renowned punk festival, is back from May 17th to 19th, and this year’s lineup promises an eclectic mix of artists spanning various genres. While punk remains at the festival’s core, the 2024 edition offers an exciting array of acts beyond the traditional power chords and aggression. With festival passes now available, here are five must-see performances to catch at Pouzza Fest.

Laura Jane Grace:
A titan in the punk scene, Laura Jane Grace, frontwoman of Against Me!, brings her raw energy and emotional depth to the stage. Fresh from her latest solo album, “Hole in My Head,” Grace’s performances are legendary, blending noisy rock with acoustic introspection for an unforgettable experience.

Kiwi Jr.:
While not the most conventional punk band, Kiwi Jr. adds a touch of ’60s refinement to ’90s slacker rock. With meticulously arranged harmonies and intricate guitar work, their wryly observational songs are both catchy and thought-provoking, offering a unique twist to the festival’s lineup.

Alex Lahey:
Hailing from Australia, Alex Lahey brings her infectious pop-rock tunes to Pouzza Fest. With her witty lyrics and undeniable charisma, Lahey’s performances are bound to leave audiences smiling and singing along. As her 2023 album suggests, the answer to whether you should see her live is always a resounding yes.

PONY:
Toronto-based band PONY brings a dose of romance to Pouzza Fest with their infectious blend of pop-punk. Their energetic performances, complete with blistering tempos and catchy guitar riffs, are sure to captivate audiences. With their latest album, “Velveteen,” PONY offers a modern take on ’90s pop-punk nostalgia that’s impossible to resist.

Wavves:
Nathan Williams, the creative force behind Wavves, delivers punchy, bratty punk with a surprising depth. Despite his rebellious persona, Williams’s meticulous attention to detail shines through in his music, showcasing his talent for crafting irresistibly catchy noise. With over a decade of experience, Wavves promises an electrifying performance that’s not to be missed.

Pouzza Fest 2024 guarantees an unforgettable weekend of music, showcasing both established icons and exciting up-and-coming talent. Get your tickets now and prepare for a punk-filled celebration in the heart of Montreal.

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