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09-21-2013, 02:35 PM
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Guys, downtown's gonna be pretty hectic on October 1:

It’s a street festival organized by the NHL to pump up the volume and excitement around the opening game of the hockey season for the Canadiens that night, which features the Habs battling the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre.

Festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. with hockey-related things, like slapshot contests. And all-female indie Toronto band The Beaches play at 4:30, followed by Grammy Award-winning rockers Kings of Leon at 6:30. CBC host and noted Canadiens fan George Stroumboulopoulos will introduce Kings of Leon. The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation will also be on-hand at Face-Off to promote its mission and raise funds. The Nashville band, whose new album Mechanical Bull is out next Tuesday, will blast the tunes until around 7:10, just before the first puck drop at the Bell Centre.

Then you’ll be able to watch the game on giant video screens set up in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, which will run the French-language RDS broadcast of the game.

During the second intermission, engagé Montreal hip-hop trio Loco Locass will perform, which makes perfect sense since their hockey-themed song Le But was played at the Bell Centre late last season every time the Habs scored.


Edit: Place des Festivals is still further enough from the Sports Station though.


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