Montreal’s Piknic Électronik comes to Auditorium Shores in October

Piknic Électronik, a two-day, “picnic in the park” electronic music event, is set to go down Oct. 27-28 at Auditorium Shores. The lineup is yet to be released, but organizers promise “an eclectic mix of techno, house and disco, showcasing 12 national and local artists on 2 stages.”

Mark Myers and Michelle Rodriguez dance at Auditorium Shores during South by Southwest on Thursday March 17, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

The original Piknic Électronik is a summer concert series in Montreal that aims to be the opposite of an all-night rave. The event was founded in 2003 by a group of electronic music enthusiasts who hoped to make the genre more accessible “by bringing it out in broad daylight.”

The Auditorium Shores shows will run from 2 to 9:30 p.m. each day.

The event is family friendly. Kids 10 and younger are free, and there will be a Petite Piknic area with special children’s programming.

Curated food selections from Central Market are available for pre-order, and there will be food trucks on site.

Piknic Électronik organizers have staged versions of the event in various locations around the world including Melbourne, Dubai and Santiago. This will be the first American edition of the event.

Early bird tickets are $15 and available through Front Gate Tickets.

More information.