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Québec Spring Hits UK Featured

Each spring, musical artists from the great Francophone province of Québec descend on the UK to play for British audiences at world-class professional events such as Wide Days, FOCUS Wales and The Great Escape. This May, the next wave of global hit-makers from this remarkable music scene will come to the UK under the Québec Spring banner.

This year’s lineup features eclectic guitar-driven bands that have distinguished themselves in neighbouring markets such as France for their thrilling, high-energy performances. Listen to music by ALIAS, La Sécurité, DVTR, Bon Enfant, Soran, Choses Sauvages, Corridor and Emilie Kahn on the Québec Spring playlist, and catch them while on tour at your local venues or any upcoming UK showcase festival. Showcases will be brought to you by premium music conference M for Montreal, with networking activities organised in partnership with the Québec Government Office in London and SODEC. Founded in 2006, M for Montreal (November 20-23, 2024) is a business catalyst for artists and industry professionals, contributing to the promotion and export of Québec artists, as well as positioning Montreal as an essential music capital. Its flagship event brings together over 500 local, national and international delegates for three days of showcases, conferences and networking activities tour at your local venues or any upcoming UK showcase festival.

Listen to Québec Spring Spotify playlist

Having harvested legendary artists such as Leonard Cohen, Céline Dion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Québec is home to the city of Montreal that has become an internationally-renowned hotbed of musical creativity that nurtured the early careers of present-day high-profile award-winning artists such as Kaytranada, Grimes, Mac DeMarco, Patrick Watson, and tUnE-yArds, and rising stars such as Charlotte Cardin, Jean-Michel Blais, Suuns, La Zarra, Half Moon Run, Big Brave and so many others.

Complete Québec Spring schedule:

May 2

Wide Days Music Festival

Québec Dinner Reception @Bongo Club (Edinburgh) - from 18:00 to 19:00

(Entry reserved for Platinum delegate pass holders)


M for Montreal showcase @Bongo Club (Edinburgh) - from 19:00 to 23:00

Emilie Kahn





May 8

On Tour

La Sécurité @Shacklewell Arms (London) - from 19:30


May 9


M for Montreal Reception @Penny Black Room 2 (Wrexham) - 20:00

RSVP - coming soon!


M for Montreal showcase @Penny Black Room 2 (Wrexham) - from 20:30 to 23:10

La Sécurité

Bon Enfant




May 10


Bon Enfant @The Rockin’ Chair 1 (Wrexham) - 19:15

DVTR @The Rockin’ Chair 2 (Wrexham) - 22:45


On Tour

La Sécurité @Kazimier Stockroom (Liverpool) - from 19:45


May 11

On Tour

Bon Enfant @In Colour Festival - Brudenell Social Club (Leeds) - 14:00

La Sécurité @Sneaky Pete's (Edinburgh) - from 19:00



ALIAS @The Rockin’ Chair 2 (Wrexham) - 19:00


May 12

On Tour

La Sécurité @Just Dropped In Records (Coventry) - from 18:30

Bon Enfant @Band on the Wall (Manchester) - 20:30


May 13

Networking Reception @The Québec Government Office in London - from 3pm

(invite only)


On Tour

La Sécurité @Big Hands (Manchester) - Times TBA


May 14

Canadian Showcase

Soran @Studio1 - Strongroom (London) - 18:15


On Tour

La Sécurité @The Lanes (Bristol) - 19:30

Bon Enfant @Hare & Hounds (Birmingham) - 19:30


May 15

On Tour

Bon Enfant @The Lanes (Bristol) - 19:30


May 16

The Great Escape Festival

M For Montreal/ NZ Music Commission Mixer: What’s 14000 Kilometres between friends?  @Patterns Upstairs (Brighton) – 12:00 RSVP here


M for Montreal showcase @Patterns Upstairs (Brighton) - from 12:15

La Sécurité

Haviah Mighty

Choses Sauvages

Mock Media


Bon Enfant @Acid Box Super Fuzz Weekender (Brighton) - 21:00 

(La Sécurité is playing late night Thursday / early Friday in Brighton)


May 17

The Great Escape Festival

La Sécurité @Patterns Upstairs (Brighton) - 1:30

Corridor @Canada House, Green Door Store (Brighton) - 15:30

Bon Enfant @Canada House, Green Door Store (Brighton) - 16:10 

(Bon Enfant playing late night Friday / early Saturday in London)


May 18

The Great Escape Festival

Bon Enfant @Dust (Brighton) - 00:15

Soran @Canada House, Green Door Store (Brighton) - 13:30

Soran @The Prince Albert (Brighton) - 23:30


On Tour

Bon Enfant @The Shacklewell Arms (London) - 19:00


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