The Black & Blue Festival is the world’s largest gay-benefit dance festival.  theBUZZ is a proud sponsor of this event that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS.

The 24th edition of the renowned Black & Blue Festival will take place from October 8 to 14. The BBCM Foundation, the team behind the organization of this week-long event, announces a series of various official activities and, at the same time, the names of the event DJs at Palais des congrès on Sunday, October 12, under the theme « Inspiration Metropolis » linked to the mythic film Metropolis by Fritz Lang (1927).

Below is the schedule of events for this spectacular event:

The Black & Blue Festival official events

The Black & Blue presents a strong program this year with many novelties and activities to please all :

Wednesday, October 8

  • Launch event – Restaurant Renoir de l’hôtel Sofitel
  • Official Launch Party – Aigle noir
  • Black & Blue DJ Classic Series – Electric Avenue

Thursday, October 9

  • Presidents Cocktail – Cabaret Mado
  • Jock Ball – Apollon Bar

Friday, October 10

  • Pré-Bal en Cuir – Aigle noir
  • Bal en Cuir – Usine C (magnificent venue located in the Gay village, never used for a BBCM event before)
  • Official Friday After – Special Black & Blue After-hours, 1439 St-André Street

Saturday, October 11

  • Official Brunch – Le Saloon
  • Official Dinner – Le Saloon
  • Pre- Bears & Friends – Stud
  • Saturday Party “Black & Blue” – Apollon
  • Bears & Friends – Espace des arts (venue used for the first time)
  • Official Saturday After – Special BBCM After-hours, 1439 St-André

Sunday, October 12

  • Official Brunch – Le Saloon
  • T-Dance – SKY Pub
  • Pre-Black & Blue – Aigle noir
  • Main event – Palais des congrès

Monday, October 13

  • Official Recovery Black & Blue – Apollon

Tuesday, October 14

  • Closing Party – Cabaret Mado

Furthermore, the Festival includes cultural & sporting events such as a visit a Musée

Mc Cord for the exhibition « Musique – Le Québec de Charlebois à Arcade Fire », a play at Centaur Theater (Venus in Fur), and a play presented by Village Scene, and the Big Jump Volleyball tournament.



It is possible to purchase your VIP passes on line via the BBCM web site: Two categories are available:

  • The TOP VIP Festival pass which includes all the official events of the Festival, at a price of $400.00
  • The Weekend VIP pass which includes a selection of the main events presented on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, at a price of $250.00

The individual tickets for the main event are still available at the special presale price (until September 1st):

Regular ticket (for the event on October 12):      $80 plus service charges

VIP ticket (for the event on October 12):             $105 plus service charges

PLEASE NOTE: After this presale, the prices of the tickets will go up:

Regular :             $95 plus service charges

VIP :                     $120 plus service charges


To know where to purchase the individual tickets :

For more information on the Festival: / /

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