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The huge Black & Blue Festival in Montreal, Canada starts Oct. 3

 Black & Blue Festival starts on Oct. 3
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There is only a little time left before the official launch of the 28th edition of the Black & Blue Festival, to be held from October 3 to October 9 in Montreal.

The programming is complete and includes various activities featuring renowned artists such as: Roger Sanchez, DJ Ultra Naté, DJ Champion, Erik Vilar, Abel Aguilera, Angel Moraes, Kristen Knight, Johanne Blouin, Élizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite, and many more.

The Bad Boy Club Montreal (BBCM) Foundation is pleased to announce the line-up of the not-to-be-missed 2018 Black & Blue Festival under a special theme this year: CHROME.

What would be a special Black & Blue outfit without some stylish and shiny accessories? That’s exactly the inspiration that guided the BBCM team to select the theme for this 28th edition of the festival, an amusing theme that offers infinite possibilities.

Chrome refers to more than the sleekness and nobility of metal. It also represents a universal material that gives a sexy glam look to the top disco clubs on the planet.

And it’s in that spirit that our artistic and production designers will plan for blazing visual effects (including, of course, multiple mirror balls!) to please all Black & Blue party-goers, accompanied by the exhilarating beats of our guest DJs.

Get your tickets HERE.

Ready. Set. Chrome!

Back to the spectacular MTELUS (CLUB METROPOLIS)

For the 28th edition of the Black & Blue, the BBCM team has decided to go back to its roots for the main event. Conveniently located on Ste-Catherine Street in very close proximity to the gay village, the MTELUS (aka Club Metropolis) is a genuine temple of music, it has hosted the biggest artists from home and abroad.

Furthermore, the BBCM previously held some of its most memorable events there: Wild & Wet, Hot & Dry, Military Ball and even the main event of the Black & Blue. With its majestic architecture and state-of-the art technical facilities, partygoers will benefit from a spectacular multi-sensory experience. And with its second room, the Savoy lounge, our VIP guests will be able to discover an additional unique atmosphere. Let the party begin!

Among other things, the Black & Blue team is thrilled by the exceptional line-up of guest DJs as well as by the new approach to its MAIN EVENT which this year will be held in two parts (and at two neighboring locations):

Part 1: Sunday, October 7, 5 pm-3 am, at MTELUS, 59 Sainte-Catherine St. East, with:

The Main Room

Roger Sanchez (New York, USA)

DJ Ultra Nate (Balitmore, USA)

Erik Vilar (Sao Paulo, BRAZIL)

DJ Champion (Montreal, CA)

Dane Yule (Montreal, CA)

Shows & Performances: Yanick Daigle, Artistic Director:

Trinute to Aretha Franklin: Johanne Blouin  

Drag Show: Jimmy Moore & his guests 

Chrome Show: The BBCM dancers with Elizabeth Blouin-Brathwaite

Performance by the winner of The Carnaval Del Couleurs 2018 House Music Singing Contest

M2 Room – Break For Life

JojoFlores (Montreal, CA) 

Dave Campbell (Totonto, CA)

Yogi (Toronto, CA)


Trevor Walker (Ottawa, CA)

Quicksound (Montreal, CA)

Girl Tag Team: Maus & Mightykat (Montreal, CA)


Pedro Mondesir

Josh Silver

Claudy Philius

Leach McFly

Part 2: Monday, October 8, 2 am-10 am, at Club Soda, 1225 Saint-Laurent blvd., with:

Abel Aguilera (Miami, USA)

Angel Moraes (Barcelona, SPAIN)

It is worth noting that Club Soda is literally across the street from MTELUS, which will definitely help partygoers transition from one location to the other.

The BBCM Foundation is also pleased to present other key parties during the Black & Blue Festival:

The Leather Ball – Solid Gold Edition, presented by Sauna G.I. Joe

Friday, October 5, 10 pm-3 am @ Lion D’OR, 1676 Ontario St. East

DJ Marc Paquet (Montreal, CA) & DJ Tom Stephan (London, UK)

The Twinkle Party  ‘Neon Glam’

Friday, October 5, 10 pm-3 am @ Sky Club, 1478 Sainte-Catherine St. East

DJ Kev-J (Montreal, CA) & DJ Ashley Gauthier (Ottowa, CA)

The Kode:Chrome Party (with dress code)

Saturday, October 6, 10 pm - 3 am @ Club ÖriGn, 269 de la Commune St. East

DJ Le Cantin (Montreal, CA) & DJ Laura Scavo (Montreal, CA)

Many other events/activities will be held:

Wednesday, October 3

Opening cocktail at Lounge L’un et L’autre, 1641 Amherst St.

Thursday, October 4

Fierte Litteraire Event at Bar Le Cocktail, 1669 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Jock Ball’ Sports Party in collaboration with Équipe Montréal @ DISTRICT VIDEO LOUNGE, 1365 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Friday, October 5

VIP Cocktail for the New Carnaval  Des Coulerurs at Bar Le Cocktail, 1669 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Affiliated After-Hours AFTER-HOURS at Circus, 917 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Saturday, October 6

Brunch at Resto Le Saloon 1333 Sainte-Catherine St. East

District Party with DJs Stephane Lippe, Bed Bakson & Alain Jackinsky at Hangar, 500 Alphonse D. Roy St.

Affiliated After Hours at Circus, 917 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Sunday, October 7

Brunch at Resto Le Saloon, 1333 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Fundraising T-Dance with DJ Mike Savoie at Sky, 1478 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Monday, October 8

Official Recovery Party with DJs Kev-J, Stephan Grondin & Kristen Knight at Club ÖriGn, 269 de la Commune St. East

Tuesday October 9 

Closing Party at Cabaret Mado, 1115 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Other activities will be added to the line-up in the next few weeks.

Multi-Event passes are now on sale HERE.

Weekend VIP Pass $180/Festval VIP Pass $240

Tickets for the main event (PART 1 and 2), the Leather Ball, the Kode: Chrome Party and the Recovery Party are now on sale HERE well as at the following partner stores:

Garcons Sculpteurs (Festival Welcome Center), 1335 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Armada by the Men's Room, 1359 Sainte-Catherine St. East

Mohawk Barbier, 1305 Papineau St.

Sauna G.I. Joe, 1166 Sainte-Catherine St. East

The 28th edition of the Black & Blue Festival is from October 3 to October 9 in Montreal.