The marathon party is billed as “a first for Canada”, running uninterrupted for 36-hours across the Grand Quay of the Port of Montreal and Place des Commencements.
DJs set to play include international stars DJ Minx, ISAbella, Kiernan Laveaux, Tigerhead, TSVI, VTSS and Randomer, bringing a range of house, techno, psychedelic rave and experimental club music.
Also playing are local heroes Jacques Greene, Lia Plutonic, dileta, Lis Dalton, Solitary Dancer, Ramzilla, GLOWZI, Quan & James Benjamin and zi!
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The program is split into three consecutive events: the first starts at 10:PM on May 19 and runs through to 10:AM at the Grand Quay, with the venue providing dancers with a breath-taking view of the city and St. Lawrence river; then a free outdoor event accessible to all takes place in the open-air Place des Commencements across 10:AM to 11:PM on May 20; before a return to the Grand Quay runs from 10:PM on May 20 until 8:AM the next morning.
Following the same exceptional circumstances granted for the 2022 edition, there will be bar service throughout, stretching well past the usual 3:AM cut off for serving alcohol in the city’s nightlife establishments. A press release states: “NON STOP is a unique challenge in Canada to implement 36 hours of nightlife programming in a way that is respectful and inclusive of all stakeholders in the city.”
NON STOP is thrown in conjunction with the Montreal Night Summit, which takes place across May 17 to 18 at the city’s Phi Centre with a series of presentations, roundtable discussions and film screenings exploring topics relating to nightlife, the night-time economy and this year’s theme “the different possibilities of the infinite space of the night.” Speakers include musicians, academics, urban planners and festival directors.
Written by: Tim Hopkins