OUMF Festival goes Old School!


With a great mix of comedy, street arts and music, the 5th edition of OUMF was a resounding success. Some 100,000 visitors ignited the Latin Quarter for a fantastic end-of-summer festival.

Legendary hip-hip DJ Grandmaster Flash wheeled in from New York and got 8,000 people dancing along De Maisonneuve and Sainte-Catherine. With M pour Montréal in charge of the bookings, the crowd got to see top-ranking performers from abroad and local favourites like Socalled and Canailles.

This year La Vitrine teamed up with the AéESG to produce a comedy gala that drew 800 spectators. Alexandre Barrette was the host for a hilarious three-hour marathon featuring rising talents like Phil Roy, Mehdi Bousaidan and Charles Deschamps, as well as a surprise visit from François Bellefeuille.

Judging by this edition’s success, the OUMF Festival has earned itself a permanent spot in Montréal’s summer series of great festivals.