Montreal’s Olympic Pool Was Turned Into an Electro-Techno Oasis for One Night Only
You don't need a bathing suit to enjoy this photo gallery featuring Drexciya's DJ Stingray, Dopplereffekt, and more.
All photos by Cindy Lopez. This post ran originally on THUMP Canada.
Constructed forty years ago, Montreal's Olympic Park hosted several venues during the 1976 Summer Olympics, including an athlete's village, multi-purpose arena, velodrome, and pool.
This past weekend the latter—which has a spectator capacity of just over 3,000 seats—was transformed by Red Bull Music Academy into a "multilayered listening environment." Thanks to a custom-built Wet Sounds soundsystem, swimmers could listen to music underwater, while the rest of the audience enjoyed the show from the comfort of the overlooking bleachers and bar.
We sent Montreal photographer Cindy Lopez to capture the sights of the one-night only Poseidon's kingdom, which included music from Italian trance veteran Lorenzo Senni, Detroit electro act Dopplereffekt, and a headlining performance from Drexciya's balaclava-wearing lynchpin DJ Stingray.