If you're feeling pangs of gay pride
withdrawal, or you missed out on the parade, then make certain to
plan on being in Montreal for Divers/Cité.
is a giant gay festival over 6 days (July 29 to August 3) in
Montreal, Canada. It features two giant entertainment stages
cordoned off in the middle of one of the most beautiful cities in the
For its sweet sixteen party,
invited R&B singer Deborah Cox to perform. The show features
choreography by Jean-Marc St-Yves. The Canadian Cox will perform
some of her sizzling hits in a very special show.
built its reputation on huge parties with something for everyone.
In fact, it's too much to list here, but here are the highlights:
Tuesday, July 29th:
1, Boulevard des Reves
brings together some of Quebec's most amazing vocal talents on
one stage for an unforgettable evening under the stars.
Wednesday, July 30th:
Traffic is this year's newest event. It is set to feature
Toronto's hard-rocking power band The Clicks.
Thursday, July 31st:
Now in its 10th year Cachondo, la noche latina
offers up a flaming menu of Latin rhythms and salsa stylings with the
Montreal premiere of Hombre, an eclectic electro project.
Afterwards, dance the night away with DJ Fernando “Loco” Baldeon
at the Cachondo Party at Stereo Bar.
Friday, August 1st:
This year's New Society features the remarkable live dance
act Second Sun.
Saturday, August 2nd:
A five-hour gender bending tour-de-force, Mascara, la nuit des
drags turns the street into a catwalk of fabulous fierceness.
The Sunset Party reverberates with a positively Brazilian
beat! The party features DJs Ana Paula, Rafael Calvente and Ale
Bittencourt. With more than 1,000 eager party-goers in attendance,
Lesbomonde is an extravaganza of girls, music, and so much
more – making it the event to not even consider missing for queer
girls. DJs include the legendary Susan Morabito, along with Torus
and Pascale McCoy.
Sunday, August 3rd:
Deborah Cox makes her first Divers/Cite appearance at Le Grand
Bal Disco. Tying up the birthday bash with a big red ribbon, La
Grande Danse has a grand finale featuring Nicola Torriero and
Jester with singers Patsy Gallant and Yan Lavoie.
Additional cultural events run
alongside this calendar of spectacular shows and parties. Most of
programs are free!
Prepare for party exhaustion, then head
north to Divers/Cité
On the Net: www.divercite.org