Montreal - July 26 - August 2, 2009

Divers/Cite a very queer event

Sébastien Thibert
Yes, Divers/Cité is back with a new edition, from July 26 till August 2nd,with tons and tons of artists and activities on outdoor stages, but mainly at Émilie-Gamelin Park. It all begins really on July 27th, with the Cinéma in the Park, an outdoor event featuring a French gay themed movie - Les Chansons d'amour. On July 28th, it’s time for a hell of a show with the 10th anniversary of 1, boulevard des Rêves (or 1 Dreams’ Blvd.) with some of Québec’s most beautiful voices, singers of pop, jazz, soul, R&B, blues, rock an more, all united on a unique stage and under the direction of Robin Chemtov with a house band. A show not to be missed this year !

The same day, one could go to the inaugurationof La Grande murale, a photographers’ exhibition at the park.

The next day, one could meet these photo artists at a gathering at 4 :00 p.m. Traffic, a new show, will take place on July 30th, and already The Cliks, Hunter Valentine, Patrik et Les Brutes and DJ Frigid, all rock and underground oriented groups and artists, have confirmed their presence their on that evening.

On the 31st, New Society brings the new and dynamic trends in trance and electronic music with multimedia performances.On August 1st, it’s yet another awaited edition of Mascara, la Nuit des drags (at 8 :00 p.m. on the Berri Street stage), a drag extravaganza like no other with about 20 of the Montreal’s hottest drag queens, lavish costumes and sexy dancers, as always.

If you want sexier, than the Sunset Party, the same evening at the park, will make bodies move and heads spinning with DJ’s performances. Then Sunday August 2nd is a busy day with 3 events.

First, Cachondo, La Fiesta latina will feature many dancers, musicians and colourful costumes, it will undoubtedly be a hot and sweaty night South American style, what else !

Then, the big disco gathering of Le Grand Bal Disco, at the park, with its many artists and DJ’s, and the La Grande Danse, a house music oriented party, outdoors on Berri St., with some of the hottest local and international DJ’s and many sexy guys and girls !