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Cardi B at Metro Metro 2019

Montreal’s Metro Metro festival is being postponed

The all-star hip hop festival started in 2019 and has had to cancel its second edition twice.

Montrealers are eagerly awaiting the day when they can return to a music festival. With Quebec making good progress on getting its population vaccinated and making tentative steps towards allowing live music again, we can only hope that it won’t be long before we are all allowed to enjoy a show once more.

Unfortunately, another bump in the road has revealed itself. Metro Metro, a hip hop festival taking place outside of the Olympic Stadium that held its inaugural edition in 2019, will be postponed once again. The festival has revealed that this year’s edition will not take place, instead moving the second year of Metro Metro to 2022.

The festival issued a statement regarding its cancelation:

Metro Metro will return next year

Metro Metro’s first run featured an all-star lineup with the likes of Cardi B, Snoop Dogg, Future and Juice Wrld. The festival’s would-be second edition promised an arguably improved talent pool, featuring 50 Cent, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch and DaBaby.

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Travis Scott headlined Osheaga in 2018. Photo by Cindy Lopez

Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was also set to perform last year but was tragically murdered the day after the lineup announcement. It would have been his first time performing in Canada.

See more about the Metro Metro festival, please visit their website. Read our reviews of the 2019 edition here and here.

For more Montreal music coverage, please visit the Music section.