September 28th, 2024
Arts Court,
67 Nicholas St.




Summer Edition ‘24

The summer edition of Pique is always the largest and most dynamic of the year, and the 2024 summer edition is no exception. Held indoors and outdoors, Pique takes over three floors, nine stages and exhibition spaces, and half of Daly Avenue. The festival showcases innovative and underground music and art for all ages, and admission is pay-what-you-can. 

Featuring performances by bold hyperpop songwriter and performance artist Alice Longyu Gao, psychotropical dub producer Honeydrip, spellbinding composer-musician Masahiro Takahashi, commanding punk rave duo Pelada, contemporary Inuit throat-singers Silla, sky-gazing performance art environmentalists Horizon Factory, high-octane selector angelphroot, community-engaged improviser Douglas Ewart, ballroom performance artists BubbleGum 007 and Fiji Siriano 007, afro-diasporic sound selector San Farafina, and many more. With programs guest curated by Chukwubuikem & Kosisochukwu Nnebe and Harley Wegner, Pique summer edition is a confluence of curatorial perspectives, and a showcase of global and diasporic subcultures.

In total, over 30 artists and curators will present work across nine stages and exhibition spaces, featuring live music, dance, performance art, visual media, and installation. Plus, the Pique art market returns to Daly Avenue featuring more than 25 artist and food vendors (learn more about how to submit at 

Broadcasting live from Club SAW and the SAW Courtyard, tune into the Pique live stream anywhere in the world at Featuring dynamic performances and live-to-air interviews, the Pique live broadcast features exclusive content and professional-quality audio and visuals, making it about as good as being there in person. You can also join the interactive Zoom watch party, Cybernetique, to engage with our hosts and socialize with fellow virtual attendees.

As always, tickets to Pique are financially accessible at a sliding scale of $25-50 suggested, or pay-what-you-can by registration. Tickets are available on our Eventbrite page.


Ranging from psychedelic dub, bold hyperpop, ethereal new age, visionary free jazz, high-octane hardcore, afro-diasporic polyrhythms, and many things in between, the music/sound programming at Pique summer edition will be diverse and dynamic as ever, drawing from underground music scenes around the globe. 

Ground-breaking performance and visual artists are taking over several overlooked spaces around the Arts Court to bring site-responsive installations and interventions that explore gender and sexuality, spirituality, materiality, and environmentalism. 

Arrive early to engage in creative workshops in movement and community sound-making, shop local arts and crafts at the Art Market, and savour a variety of local flavours from our food vendors. Stay late to dance under the stars and the big screen to the sounds of innovative dancefloor selectors. The days are longer in the summer and so is Pique, with twelve hours of forward-thinking artist-driven programming to experience.


As always, Pique is all-ages and pay-what-you-can. Radically inclusive, safer, and more accessible, Pique’s programming is designed to cultivate shared understanding, joy, and social impact. The event site is accessible, with automated doors, accessible gender-neutral washrooms, and elevator access to all levels. Our EQUIPE harm reduction team will be on-site to support audience members, and our staff and volunteers are trained with harm reduction strategies to support audience members throughout the event.

Tickets are available at a sliding-scale of $25-50, and audience members are also invited to register for our pay-what-you-can program for subsidized tickets. Tickets are general admission and offer access to all of the event spaces and stages, subject to capacity.  


Pique is presented in partnership with the Arts Court, SAW, Indigenous Curatorial Collective, Artengine, Ottawa Fringe, Digital Arts Resource Centre, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa Dance Directive, Axeneo7, Ambassade de France au Canada, and Produced by Youth, with support from Dominion City Brewing Company, Kilam Media, Wall Sound, Planet Coffee, DAVIDsTEA, Postering Ottawa,, Apt613, and CKCU FM, and is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Government of Ontario, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, the Government of Canada through the Community Services Recovery Fund, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canadian Heritage, the City of Ottawa, and the SOCAN Foundation.


Alice Longyu Gao


Horizon Factory

Honeydrip + King Shadrock + Emma Forgues

Masahiro Takahashi