Montreal Set for Global Lunch Beat

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Over its 10-day run, the Montreal High Lights festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to a smorgasbord of events, including a downtown festival plaza featuring everything from free art exhibits and concerts to a Ferris wheel. Photo: Montréal en Lumière/Frédérique Menard-Aubin.
Over its 10-day run, the Montreal High Lights festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to a smorgasbord of events, including a downtown festival plaza featuring everything from free art exhibits and concerts to a Ferris wheel. Photo: Montréal en Lumière/Frédérique Menard-Aubin.

Lunch Beat was founded in June 2010, and the first event was arranged in a garage below Stockholm city, Sweden. 14 people attended the event. Today, 2 years after the very first event, the movement has spread to over 50 locations around the world with thousands of participants joining the monthly arranged daytime clubs. We, the lucky people who have been involved in this project from the start, are honoured and amazed over how and where it has grown. With this small film, we now want to celebrate a world wide tribe of workday heroes, who have made Lunch Beat all it ever is and will be. Thank you for your daylight divine.
Lunch Beat was founded by Molly Ränge & friends, and is realized by a worldwide community of workday heros.

www.lunchbeat.org
Film edit by: Tony Hultqvist

Global Dance Event

MONTREAL – DANCE – Montreal is joining the worldwide movement that is Global Lunch Beat, this May 6, 2014 at Place des Festivals. The only rule: if it’s your first time at Lunch Beat, you MUST dance.Montreal

There is no word yet if Global Lunch Beat will be held in Thunder Bay as well. The global event is hosted in cities across the globe.

Offered in collaboration with TP1 and the Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec , with support provided by the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles and the Ville-Marie Borough, this first outdoor Lunch Beat of the year will take place in the heart of Montreal’s Place des Festivals, at the corner of Ste-Catherine and Jeanne-Mance. RILLY GUILTY, one of the most popular DJs on the Montreal electronic music scene, will provide musical inspiration.

The Lunch Beat concept is always the same: let’s get together over the lunch hour and dance. The spirit of this international movement, which started in Sweden, can be summarized by the following:

  • Everyone is invited, but if you do come, you have to dance!
  • Lunch Beat offers dancers killer beats and a take-away lunch.

For the modest sum of $10 (plus taxes and service charges), participants will receive a lunch box prepared by one of four local food trucks: Pas de cochon dans mon salon, La Panthère mobile, Grumman 78 or Ô Sœurs volantes. Tickets are sold online (see link below), but if you decide to join us on the day itself, you’re welcome to purchase a meal from the food trucks, which will remain on site.

Tickets are on sale as of today at http://lbmtl6.eventbrite.com. Lunch Beat Montréal, a non-profit event, is made possible thanks to volunteers and the generosity of its partners, CNWInfopresse and TP1.