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New festival info and photos are online
15 YEARS, 5 DAYS,
1001.... THANK YOU!
PLEASE NOTE THAT
THE D/C PARTY FEATURING
OFFER NISSIM WILL TAKE PLACE
ANA PAULA'S SAMBA IS
IN THE HOUSE! If Brazilians have music in their soul,
DJ Ana Paula will unite your body and soul!
DIVERS/CITÉ'S 2007 TV AD
STAR ACADÉMIE ALUMNUS ÉMILY BÉGIN LIGHT UP SUNSET PARTY
Sunset Party showcases Émily Bégin in her second festival appearance! Before Emily’s performance, at 17h check out the triumphant arrival to Divers/Cité of 400 cyclists from the annual Friends for Life Bike Rally.
STUDIO 54's NICKY SIANO
PUTS THE GROOVE IN YOUR HEART
Divers/Cité brings Studio 54's legendary vibe to its 15th edition with a three-hour set of disco classics courtesy of DJ Nicky Siano, the very first resident of this iconic New York club!
Let’s dance under the (movie) stars!
Divers/Cité inaugurates its 2007 series of performances with an
amazing opening act featuring the Jeune Ballet du Québec
LILA DOWNS @ CACHONDO
She is back! The magnificent Lila Downs will enlighten Divers/Cité one more time.
VIVE LA FÊTE @ SEXGARAGE
If you haven’t already, you’re about to get sweaty with Vive la Fête, the famed Belgian electro band whose cultural and stylistic stature is matched only by their dark, sexy electro-pop tracks.
OFFER NISSIM INSIDE OUT Offer Nissim @ La Grande Danse
and the D/C Party at Unity
ITS 15TH BIRTHDAY!
From August 1st to 5,
Montreal’s Divers/Cité gets the party started!
La Grande Danse as seen through the lens of Jocelyn Michel
Relive the fun times by checking out
some of these warm images.
>REPORT ON THE 14th EDITION OF
THE DIVERS/CITÉ FESTIVAL The 14th edition of Montreal’s Divers/Cité, which took place from July 31st to August 6th, has come to a close and already can be considered a success. It was a collective and festive accomplishment that once again demonstrated how much Montreal loves celebrating Divers/Cité.
>AIR, FIRE, WATER, EARTH:
FOUR ELEMENTS OF HOUSE MUSIC
Year after year, the Divers/Cité Festival offers party people a series of great outdoor house music mega-happenings. The 14th edition of Divers/Cité will be no exception. Whether it is under the sun during the day or by the light of the stars at night, revellers will gather on improvised dance floors by the thousands to move to exceptional music spun by some of the greatest DJs on the planet.
@ THIS YEAR'S DIVERS/CITÉ One of Divers/Cité’s many outfits is a frock and every year during the Divers/Cité Festival there are a number of occasions to see Montreal’s exclusive drag queens and female impersonators in all of their theatrical glory. If you are a fan of big wigs, high heels and over-the-top histrionics, Divers/Cité has got something for you.
>EVEN MORE LIGHT
AT THIS YEAR'S
NIGHT PARADE For the second year in a row, Montreal’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride Parade will take place at night, kicking off the eight-day celebration on Sunday, July 30th with a brilliant expression of our city’s diversity. With an increase in participants from last year, this year’s Night Parade promises to be even brighter with more associations, groups and businesses taking on the challenge to light up the night.
NERON @ DIVERS/CITÉ
Divers/Cité is proud to have Quebec sex bomb, Caroline Néron perform (not once, but twice!) during this year’s Festival. This actress and singer will be performing two outdoor shows on Sunday, August 6 as part of both La Grande Danse and Le Grand Bal Disco.
>HOT NEW DIVERS/CITÉ 2006 TV AD
Click here to view the 2006 Divers/Cité TV ad that will be airing over the next weeks on CBC Television, Musique Plus and Musimax. Exciting and sexy, this new clip will give you a taste of what to expect at this year’s Festival. The countdown is on…
>TICKETS FOR LESBOMONDE AND PRIDE BALL
Attention partygoers: Tickets for Divers/Cité’s two official parties, Lesbomonde and Pride Ball, are disappearing fast. Each of these events have a capacity for only 2,000 people so if you plan on joining in on the fun now is the time to pick up your ticket.
>CRYSTAL WATERS @ 1, BOULEVARD DES RÊVES One of clubland’s legendary vocalists, Crystal Waters, pays a special visit to 1, Boulevard des rêves, Divers/Cité’s annual celebration of song that also features some of the most powerful and beautiful voices to come out of Quebec.
>WE ARE WOLVES ON THE PROWL @ SEXGARAGE
Back from a successful tour of France, Germany, the UK and Belgium, Montreal’s band of sonic predators, We Are Wolves play their homecoming show at Sexgarage on Sunday, August 6th.
>AMANDA LEPORE @ SEXGARAGE 2 She might not know much about clothes, but her hair looks fierce! A walking, talking, living work of art, New York City’s Amanda Lepore appears (in the flesh!) live at Divers/Cité for Sexgarage 2.
> DEE @ NEW SOCIETY
On Friday, August 4th, Divers/Cité starts the weekend with a bang at New Society as of 4 p.m.
Featuring live sets by current electronic music artists that are making a lot of noise, Montreal’s own DEE, the musical revelation of the summer, gets the ball rolling with a full band show at 17h.
>CARTE BLANCHE @ NANETTE WORKMAN A friend and collaborator of Divers/Cité’s for numerous years now, Nanette has been granted “Carte Blanche” for an outdoor show in the park, so expect a jam packed evening of southern rock and blues with several surprise special guest stars.
>LYNDA THALIE @ PM DELUX With a sound that has been described as “a fusion between the honey of Algeria and the maple syrup of Canada,” Algerian-Canadian singer Lynda Thalie sensuously marries Middle Eastern and Northern African rythms with sounds and beats of the Western world in a way that is both original and exotic.
>LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES
@ CACHONDO LA NOCHE LATINA After shaking up the ground at the main stage of this year’s Coachella Valley Music Festival (alongside such notable artists as Daft Punk, Madonna and Massive Attack), Venezuela’s Los Amigos Invisibles will be in Montreal for Divers/Cité, playing a complete concert of their soul-infused Latin rhythms on Thursday, August 3rd as part of Cachondo, la noche latina.
>HEX HECTOR @ NEW SOCIETY For Divers/Cité, internationally renowned Grammy Award winning DJ producer Hex Hector (Miami) will be spinning a soon-to-be unforgettable 3-hour outdoor set on Friday, August 4 in Émilie-Gamelin Park as part of New Society.
>GRAVY TRAIN !!!! @ SEXGARAGE 1
ALL ABOARD THE GRAVY TRAIN!!!! Playing an urgent form of electro punk that is danceable and very dirty, Gravy Train!!!!’s songs are hilariously raunchy and catchy. With song titles like “Ghost Boobs,” “Titties Bounce,” and “You Made Me Gay,” the band promises a slutty stage show worthy of a scene from a John Water’s film.
Hailing from San Francisco, this quartet of go-go boys and girls will be headlining Divers/Cité’s Sexgarage 1 Stage on Saturday, August 5.
>CRAZY ABOUT C.R.A.Z.Y. Presented by Famous Quebec, the Quebecois hit film C.R.A.Z.Y., will be projected under the stars at this year’s Divers/Cité Festival, preceded by a DJ set by Montreal artist/illustrator Zïlon.
>HOW DO YOU SAY DEEE-GROOVY? Lady Miss Kier @ Sexgarage 2 Just wanna hear a good beat? Divers/Cité is thrilled to announce that Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite fame will be taking to the stage at this year’s Festival, performing her hits live on Sunday, August 6 at Sexgarage 2 .
>ISRAELI DJ OFFER NISSIM @ PRIDE BALL For his first time in Montreal, Israeli DJ, producer and musical remixer Offer Nissim will definitely be a sight to see (and a great sound to dance to) at this year’s Pride Ball. A party not to be missed!!
Marik Boudreau, a Montreal based photographer, has seen and presented the World through her photographs. Her photographic works span the globe (China, Brazil, Andalusia to name a few). She has graced us with these 10 thirty-second video clips from 2005: ten of Divers/Cité’s memorable moments.
DJ, remixer and producer Alain Vinet will be performing at La Grande Danse! Taking part in Divers/Cité for the sixth year, Alain Vinet will be accompanied this time by percussionists Christian Lagueux and Raphael Artigliere and trumpet player Charles Imbault, as well as a few surprise guests.
Over the years Marleen Menard has solidified her reputation among the movers and shakers of Montreal’s cabaret music scene. Eternally passionate, this eminent host and organizer of colourful musical events in the city presents once more Divers/Cité’s most lyrical evening...
Have you heard of Dr. Draw? He is the electronic violin virtuoso with a penchant for break dancing while sawing the strings of his classical instrument. Combining traditional hymns with the furious electro pop rock of the 21st century, Draw’s highly charged musical compositions could be best described as Chopin meets David Bowie.
Toronto’s house guru Deko-ze opens La Grande Danse with one of his infamous morning sets on Sunday July 31 on Berri Street, beginning at 11 am
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"We’re all born naked and the rest is drag." In his first performance in Montreal in ten years, world-class supermodel and pop-culture icon RuPaul will be working some fierce magic, headlining Divers/Cité’s Grand Bal Disco. (Photo : Mathu Andersen)
Dubtribe Sound System has been around for a long time. If you take into consideration that electronic music bands are largely short-lived then they are practically ancient. In fact, they were already making music when the whole electronic music explosion was still in its infancy.
Divers/Cité is proud to announce the participation of great Mexican singer Lila Downs at this year’s Festival. Taking to the stage on Thursday night July 28, Downs will perform a full concert in Émilie-Gamelin Park as part of Cachondo, la noche latina.
Continuing with the tradition of showing groundbreaking queer cinema outdoors during Divers/Cité, this year’s Cinema in the Park returns to Emilie-Gamelin Park for a screening of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s controversial 2004 film, La Mala Educación.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. The 12th edition of Divers/Cité was an enormous success, due largely to general public who continue to come out, year after year, to take part in Divers/Cité’s cultural activities.