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In addition to its unique and original fashion programming, the MAD Festival has even more MADness in store for you, thanks to its lineup of musical artists. Known across the country, they will make Montreal’s Place-Des-Festivals dance and sing from August 24 to 27 ! Here are 3 free shows not to be missed.




Claudia Bouvette 


Born in Bromont, Claudia Bouvette has been living and working in Montreal for several years. Today, she is a singer-songwriter and has always been passionate about music. After a detour in television, she returned to her true passion in 2019 by releasing her first EP. The EP includes eight songs that she wrote and produced in collaboration with Connor Seidel.

During the two years following the release of her first EP, she perfected her songwriting and music production skills to create a dynamic and electro-inspired sound that draws from both hip-hop and bold pop. In May 2022, she released her first full-length album titled “The Paradise Club,” which was published under the Bonsound label. The album became a huge summer hit and was listened to by thousands of people across Canada. Since then, she has been appearing on shows, magazine covers, and performing in various cities, including Montreal and Toronto.


Don’t miss her performance on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at Place-Des-Festivals!



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Lou Phelps


An emblematic figure in Montreal’s art scene, Lou Phelps (real name Louis-Philippe Célestin) is one of the leading Canadian providers of club-rap bangers. As a rapper and producer of Haitian origin, born in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Lou began making music in 2011 with his brother KAYTRANADA. Together, they formed a future-rap group called The Celestics and released their first project, Massively Massive.

Under the name Lou Phelps, the emerging artist has built a great reputation for creating dance hip-hop music. In 2014, he released Supreme Laziness and crafted Cause I Wanna, an 80-minute DJ mix featuring tracks from innovative electronic artists like DJ Rashad, RP Boo, and Kyle Hall, showcasing his excellent taste and extensive list of influences. Released in 2017, Lou Phelps’ debut project garnered significant interest worldwide. Titled 001: Experiments, this project accumulated millions of plays on SoundCloud and received a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year at the JUNO Awards in Canada. In 2018, he released his second album, 002 / LOVE ME, with KAYTRANADA serving as the executive producer.


Lou Phelps will be performing for the first time at the MAD Festival on Thursday, August 24, 2023!



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Dylan Sinclair


Toronto artist Dylan Sinclair began writing and recording music at the age of 15 and released his debut independent album, Red Like Crimson, in 2018. The album caught the attention of producer Jordon Manswell, known for his work with artists such as Daniel Caesar, Mariah Carey, and Chris Brown. In 2020, the duo collaborated on their first project, Proverb, which earned them a highly coveted nomination in the “Traditional R&B/Soul Recording of The Year” category at the 2021 JUNO Awards and has since amassed over 30 million streams.

Recently named one of Spotify’s R&B Artists to Watch for 2023, Dylan Sinclair has just released his critically acclaimed EP, No Longer in the Suburbs. This coming-of-age album features standout singles like “Lifetime” and “Suppress” and has garnered Sinclair a nomination for “Contemporary R&B Recording of the Year” at the 2023 JUNO Awards.


Dylan has also performed at various festivals including JUNO Fest 2022, the world’s largest jazz festival in Montreal, the Manifesto Festival and soon the MAD Festival ! Stay tuned for his performance on August 24th at the Place-Des-Festivals.



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