In the Media
"It's a rite of passage for Montrealers to beat the winter blues-in the
deepest, darkest (and most suicidal) throes of February-by meeting them head on.
A shot of rhythm and chanson is all we need. That's the reasoning behind the
MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival, climaxed by its all-nighter event chock full of free
and cheap events, with métros and buses running throughout."
– Juan Rodriguez, The Gazette, February 5, 2009
"Just about when many Montrealers have had enough of winter-here's an opportunity
for 11 days of music, dance and gourmet food."
– Peter Kerr, The Montrealer, February 2009
"This year is the tenth anniversary of the festival that brightens up the winter
in Montreal, and attracts visitors from Toronto and around the world."
– Elizabeth Baird, Toronto Sun, February
"They're used to long, hard winters in Montreal. In fact, the locals even
celebrate the season with a special festival. It's just one reason to visit
– Sarah Barrel, The Independent (London), February
"The MONTREAL HIGH LIGHTS Festival, a 10-day party in the dark of February,
celebrating all things bright."
– Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN),
February 8, 2009