Welcome to the Montreal Burlesque Festival
Bonjour and welcome to the 3rd edition of our prestigious Burlesque Festival! This year we are presenting 3 nights of pure entertainment, at Club Soda with seating for everyone, Cabaret formula (meaning we have tables too) where you can sip on Champagne & Cocktails while you enjoy the shows! See picture HERE.
Visit our schedule for details about the weekend, we offer workshops & classes that are open to the public and you can reserve your spot Here.
From the 25th to the 27th of August 2011, the 3rd edition of the Montreal Burlesque Festival will take up residence at Club Soda (1225 St Laurent, Montreal), and bring back those nights of naughty glamour for which the city was once renowned around the world. The titillating event, hosted by Benjamin Marquis, will present performances by dozens of international burlesque stars, musicians and artists, including such evocative names as Coco Lectric, Harvest Moon, Amber Ray, Loulou Duchess de Rière, Miss Sugarpuss, Bonbon Bombay, Michelle L'amour and Scarlett James, along with legendary guest icons April March, Satan's Angel and Tiffany Carter.
The festival will open on Thursday, August 25th, with a fashion show not-for-the-weak-of-heart, featuring breathtaking fine lingerie by Parisian label Lise Charmel, and the highly anticipated fall collection of NEVIK, Montreal's master of seductive prêt-à-porter for the modern vamp. The show will be followed by the Oh! Canada event, a musical celebration starring Ashley King. In addition to the numerous burlesque acts, world-renowned painter, Eric Scala, will present a 3-day exhibition of outstanding pin-up art and demonstrations of live painting along with the fabulous Maly Siri and Zema.
« The festival is a tribute to a time when nightlife was all about glamour and high energy entertainment » said Scarlett James, one of North America's leading burlesque performers and the producer of the Montreal Burlesque Festival. « Every year, we invite passionate fans and the general public to be an active part of the event, to become characters and to come join us, dressed in their most sensational outfits. The response has been absolutely fabulous and has allowed us to assemble our biggest line-up of burlesque stars in our 3-years history. »
Tickets for the festival are suitable to all budgets, ranging from $45.50 for general admission to $333 for special VIP passes, including front row table seating, champagne and gifts. Please, visit www.montrealburlesquefestival.ca and www.clubsoda.ca for a detailed schedule of shows and activities, and to purchase tickets online.
Thursday we will open the festivities with a fashion show vintage and pin up inspired followed by and all Canadian showcase, every performer will be our own stars right here and from every corner of our vast beautiful country.
Friday night is our international showcase with artist from all over the world, no boundaries Asia, Europe, America etc...
Saturday is the gala night, featuring headliners, faces that you know and some that you will discover. All 3 Shows take place at Club Soda, 1225 St Laurent Montreal, August 25, 26, 27, 28th 2011