On July 13, 2016 media representatives were invited to attend the press conference unveiling of the program of the 21st edition of the Under Pressure Festival.
Under Pressure is the largest and longest running event of urban culture across North America. It focuses on community development, artist empowerment as well as positive youth development through ownership and responsibility of a shared space. Since 1996 the festival is run by volunteers who wish to get involved in the community and celebrate the different elements of urban culture.
This year the festival is focusing on being a platform for human rights and social issues with a partnership with World Social Forum 2016 and Montreal Pride 2016.
Were present to the conference:
Sterling Downey, Co-Founder of the festival and City Councillor.
Melissa Proietti, General Manager of the festival.
Pierre-Michel Jean-Louis, in charge of the street dance activities.
Dave Lortie, in charge of the music programme.
Daybi, Native artist and also in charge of the music programme.
Samuel Raymond, World Social Forum 2016 representative.
Jean-Pierre Pérusse, Montreal Pride 2016 representative.