An innovative concept that brings people together
It was in 2003 that four music lovers came up with the idea to create Piknic Électronik, a place to make electronic music accessible to everyone, and where labels, events and collectives could come together. Mutek brought in Matthew Herbert, who gave them access to international artists and helped them bring the event to another level. Another element that contributed to the growth of Piknic was a Québec tour with Bande à part. They played at the FME in Québec City, Trois-Rivières and, of course, Montréal. The tour made them want to push the idea a little further and to expand internationally. Today, it is the concept itself—and the chemistry that is created there—that brings in the crowds. Word-of-mouth also plays a huge part in the event’s popularity.