LE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, LES FRANCOS DE MONTRÉAL AND MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE JOIN FAME AND LE RÉMI TO HIGHLIGHT THE GOOD NEWS REGARDING THE 2019-2020 FEDERAL BUDGET.

MONTRÉAL, QC. (March 19, 2019) – Made public this afternoon, the federal budget is very well received by le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Les Francos de Montréal and Montréal en Lumière, all proud members of FAME (Festivals et événements majeurs Canada) and le RÉMI (Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux au Québec).

The budget includes an important increase of the sums allocated to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) and the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, the main existing Canadian government programs supporting the industry and the various performing arts presenters. The creation of the Canadian Experiences Fund, as part of the new Federal Strategy on Jobs and Tourism, is also good news, as are the measures ensuring the safety of citizens during major popular gatherings.

“We welcome this news with much joy,” says Jacques-André Dupont, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Les Francos de Montréal and Montréal en Lumière. “These new funds will allow us to invest more in supporting Canadian artists, developing accessible, free activities for the whole community, and potentially increasing the international reach of our culture. Since safety is an important issue for such major gatherings as festivals, we’re also happy that the government is recognizing that. Finally, the Canadian tourism industry will be given a new vision, which obviously delights us.”

A few months ago, a KPMG study assessed that a group of 17 Canadian events generated annual economic benefits of $290.8 million (added value at market prices), that it created or maintained the equivalent of 4,606 jobs (full-time equivalent) and generated tax revenues of $66.6 million, including $17.3 million for the Government of Canada. The same study concluded that the Government of Canada recouped 1.78 times its investment in events by way of taxes and fees.

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Par-taaayyy!

30th edition of Les Francos

Montréal, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 — Well, we had to offer a memorable party for the 30th anniversary of the Francos… and here it is! From June 8 to 17, we’ve organized 150 free shows to assemble everyone together with everything they need to eat, drink and be merry. What can you expect? Nothing but the absolute best of the francophone scene, from rock to hip-hop to electronica, world music, pop, chanson and folk, from Québec artists of course, but also players from the four corners of the globe: Colombia, Belgium, Guinea, Morocco, the Central African Republic, the Congo, Mali, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and New Brunswick. And all of it en français! In other words, the most vibrant, contemporary, and surprising edition ever, presented by Bell in collaboration with Loto-Québec! A massive party in the heart of downtown, with all the finest artists of the hour, and all free… pretty tempting, right?

The program, series by series

Bell Stage (Place des Festivals)
A free event every evening!

Ten concert events to kick off the summer! Every evening at 9 p.m. on the Bell Stage on the Place des Festivals (Les Spectacles Bell series).

Alaclair Ensemble
Éric Lapointe
presented in collaboration with ÉNERGIE
Klô Pelgag and Orchestre du Temple Thoracique
Kevin Parent
Daniel Bélanger
Marjo
Patrice Michaud
filmed by ICI RADIO-CANADA TÉLÉ
Dead Obies
Rapkeb Allstarz
with Koriass, FouKi, Alaclair Ensemble, Rymz, Lary Kidd, Dead Obies, Taktika, Joe Rocca, Urban Science et Brown
Stone
Yann Perreau

The next generation takes over the Place des Festivals every evening at 7 p.m. in the Révélations Bell series presented by Rouge FM.

Mordicus

Mordicus

June 8 / Mordicus — Poised between Brit indie-rock and ’70s psychedelia, Mordicus swoops in with a 3rd album, Où sont les néons ?

June 9 / Rémi Chassé — Rock, high energy and a monumentally powerhouse voice! Rémi Chassé presents his 2nd release, Les cris et les fleurs.

June 10 / Claude Bégin — A multi-talented artist, Claude Bégin plunges us into the unbridled pop of his 2nd disc, Bleu Nuit.

June 11 / La Traversée with Pomme, Adrien Soleiman, Laura Cahen, Marvin Jouno, Sara Dufour, Antoine Corriveau, Sophie Pelletier, Shawn Jobin — Four French artists (Pomme, Adrien Soleiman, Marvin Jouno and Laura Cahen) meet four Canadian artists (Sophie Pelletier, Antoine Corriveau, Sara Dufour and Shawn Jobin). After a week spent working in France, the eight artists perform La Traversée in Montréal in an exclusive Francos show. A momentous event!

June 12 / Daran — A Francos regular, die-hard Daran rolls in with a 10th release, Endorphine,as caustic and all-consuming as ever.

Lafayette

Lafayette

June 13 / Lafayette Le kitsch, c’est chic! A Parisian dandy par excellence, Lafayette welcomes us into a deliciously retro world.

June 14 / Saule — A Belgian artist who transforms chanson his way, back after a nine-year absence with L’Éclaircie.

June 15 / Gael Faure—Intense, passionate music, performed with a rare sincerity and sensibility: Gael Faure returns with his 3rd album, Regain.  

June 16 / Caravane — Originally from Québec City, Caravane set the crowd ablaze with raw acid-rock.

Loto-Québec Stage (corner De Montigny and Clark)

Alfa Rococo

Alfa Rococo

The beautiful people gather for 90-minute concerts in the Concerts Loto-Québecseries at 8 p.m.
June 8 / Alfa Rococo—This Montréal electronic disco-pop group partied with us at the 20th Francos. They’re back to repeat the favour and get everyone dancing at the 30th!

June 9 / Laurence Jalbert—Almost 30 years into a career full of major tours and prestigious awards: hail Laurence Jalbert, with her incomparable energy and voice.

June 10 / Dan Bigras — A tower of strength on the Québécois rock scene, Dan Bigras returns with a new album, new sound, and new stories.

June 11 / Les Respectables, 25 ans — La Soirée Sirius XM — Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band readies an imminent new album and a super show at the Francos!

Amadou

Amadou & Mariam

June 12 / Amadou & Mariam — The icons of Malian music return with their irresistible groove and good humour, getting everyone dancing with their unique blend of world music and joie de vivre.

June 13 / Damien Robitaille — Last year marked the grand comeback of Damien Robitaille with a 4th album, Univers parallèles: playful and rhythmic folk-pop!

June 14 / Ludovick Bourgeois — It’s a powerful entrance onto the Québécois musical landscape for the winner of La Voix 2017, armed with an eponymous debut album.

June 15 / La Chicane — Twenty years after the elemental single Calvaire and the dazzling success that followed, the rock group makes its triumphant return to the stage.

June 16 / Vincent Vallières — Armed with his 7th album, Le temps des vivants,the singer-songwriter continues to charm audiences wherever he goes. It’s finally our turn! Presented in collaboration with MAX.

Maude Audet

Maude Audet

Talented artists from near and far assemble at 6 p.m. in the Pique-niques Loto-Québec series.
June 8 / Maude Audet — Meet Maude Audet and the poetic folk of her 2nd album, Comme une odeur de déclin.  

June 9 / Ludovic Alarie — In his Appartement, the title of his latest album, the young musician serves up an intimate and meditative electropop.

June 10 / Nicolet — At times disconcerting and surprising, but always rich and intriguing: the most recent indie-pop project from the eccentric Étienne Hamel.

June 11 / Post Script—Post Script weaves the optimistic melancholy of an entwined relationship: the striking effervescence of Steph Blais harmonized with the rich baritone of Paul Cournoyer.

June 12 / Matmatah — Fusing ’60s hard-rock and traditional Breton music, the group celebrates 20 years of popularity with a new album, Plates Coutures.

Rivebl

Rive

June 13 / Rive — With their airy, oneiric debut EP Vermillon, this Belgian duo finds its niche on the global electronica scene.

June 14 / Julie Aubé — The young member of highly-esteemed trio Les Hay Babies just dropped Joie de vivre, a debut solo album released in autumn.

June 15 / Gazoline — Spearheads of the Québécois post-rock movement, Gazoline fire up the cutting-edge synth-rock of their recent EP Yūgen.

June 16 / Dany PlacardDany trades in his acoustic guitar and harmonica for heavy electric guitars and an alt-rock vibe: the new album, Full Face.

                   SiriusXM Stage (corner De Maisonneuve and Clark)

Famille Ouellette Presse

La Famille Ouellette

A focus on raw talent: Les Étoiles SiriusXM, 7 p.m.

June 8 / La Famille Ouellette — A crazy and ambitious electropop project—or as the group aptly says, “a rich and tasty gastronomic pop experience.” In collaboration with MusiquePlus.

June 9 / Zébulon — THE flagship Québécois rock of the ’90s celebrates its 10-year reunion anniversary with a more acoustic formula.

June 10 / Jérôme Couture — Former finalist of La Voix visits with a foretaste of his 3rd album set for autumn release.

June 11 / Xavier Caféïne — As wild and unpredictable as ever, the singer unloads his greatest tracks, along with unreleased new ones.

SABrina sabotage

Sabrina Sabotage

June 12 / Sabrina Sabotage — The gracious multi-talented singer visits with her poppy, highly danceable eponymous solo project.

June 13 / Les Tireux d’Roches — Inspired by all the kilometres they’ve traveled over the past 20 years, the group rides in with its 6th album, Tarmacadam.

June 14 / AMÉ — AMÉ presents Sa couleur, a 2nd album: a crystalline voice, synth-pop tunes and powerful lyrics.

June 15 / Joseph Edgar — A major figure on the Acadian scene, Edgar arrives with songs from a 7th album due soon.  

Marjolaine Morasse

Marjolaine Morasse

June 16 / Marjolaine Morasse — A genuinely cozy, comforting moment with the sweet, sensitive pop-folk of this artist from northern Québec.

Guitars are unleashed at 10 p.m. in the Rock SiriusXM series.
June 8 / Loïc April — The next great shoegazer in a direct lineage from the Pixies: slow-burning melodies, clever chord progressions and distorted guitars.

June 9 / WD-40 — Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the group returns to the stage armed with folk-rock with a punk-rock soul.

June 10 / Oktoplut — Expect an explosion of energy from this group, with their 2nd album, Le démon normal.

June 11 / Valery Vaughn— That intriguing name conceals the unhinged duo formed by Vincent Huard-Tremblay and Victor Tremblay-Desrosiers: heavy, cutting-edge stoner punk June 12 / Ponctuation — Raw, weighty garage rock from this hard-hitting Québec City group and their latest album, Mon herbier du monde entier.

June 13 / Corridor — With jangling guitars and and matching stagewear, this great Montréal band aims for the next level with its 2nd album, Supermercado.

mudie

M U D I E

June 14 / Brutal Chérie — As indicated by the title of their 2nd album, Antisocial et brutal, this trio hasn’t lost a shred of their usual belligerence. You have been warned!

June 15 / M U D I E—For the first time in his career, Hugo Mudie performs solo at the Francos with a new project: gritty music with husky, suave vocals.

June 16 / Les Breastfeeders — Les Breastfeeders welcome back old pal Sunny Duval, here at the Francos to celebrate 18 years of rock’n’roll.


Desjardins Stage (corner Ste. Catherine and Jeanne-Mance)

A series tailor-made for fanatics of fiery beats! the Soirées urbaines Desjardins every evening at 8 p.m.
June 8 /Monk.E — On his recentCouronne à double trenchant, multidisciplinary artistMonk.E digs into graffiti, poetry and rap.

June 9 / Souldia — The rapper returns with Ad Vitam Aeternam (Pour toujours): hardcore and hard-hitting.

DebbieTebbs

Debbie Tebbs

June 10 / Casse-Croute — After a four-year silence, the rap collective returns armed with the album Éléphant Rose.

June 11 / Debbie Tebbs — Powerful electronica, catchy pop: the artist invites us into her retro-futurist world.

June 12 / Aiza — The sparkling Aiza brings a breath of fresh air to the Montréal R&B/soul scene. Prepare to surrender!

June 13 / Le Reptile Rampant — It’s hardcore rap with no zigs, zags or concessions!

June 14 / Salimo — The new rising star of the Québécois rap scene.  

LaF

LaF

June 15 / LaF — Three rappers — Bkay, Mantisse and Jah Maaz — and as many beatmakers — Bnjmn.lloyd, Oclaz and BLVDR — drop an ambitious cloud rap project that just took home the Francouvertes grand prize.

June 16 / Rainmen and guests, 20e d’Armageddon—Pioneers of the Québécois hip-hop scene, Outra-22 and Nauf hit the Francos to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their cult album.

The party keeps cookin’ with the Nuits urbaines Desjardins series at 11 p.m.
June 8 / L’amalgame — Born in the Rosemont ’hood, L’amalgame shakes up rap, hip-hop and funk for a fresh-hard-hitting sound.

Obia le chef

Obia le Chef

June 9 / Obia le Chef — A Haitian lyricist from Montréal, this wizard of words hits the Francos with a debut album, Soufflette.

June 10 / Donzelle — It’s a trilingual rap pussycore kitsch-hop party attacking the dancefloor and upending clichés!

June 11 / Automelodi — Get set for melancholy lyrics over a bed of spellbinding synths.

June 12 / Josman — The great hope of French rap!

June 13 / Arthur Comeau — The former Radio Radio member dials in his new opus, Planet Clare.

Eman X Vlooper

Eman X Vlooper

June 14 / Jay Scøtt X Smitty Bacalley — A unique project mixing up cloud rap, trap and hip-hop in one explosive evening.

June 15 / Eman X Vlooper — The extraordinary, regal hip-hop duo returns with La joie,the perfect combination of striking flow and addictive rhythms.

June 16 / La Fourmilière — A major-league hip-hop soirée with this colourful Montréal collective of rappeurs.

The great hopes of tomorrow offer a glimpse of their talents! It’s the Chansons dans la mire (Complexe Desjardins) series at noon.
June 13 to 16 / Chansons dans la mire — SACEF presents a series of four shows celebrating the ingenuity and effervescence of the world of song with performers from the 24th edition of Ma Première Place des Arts.    

June 13 to 16 / Un chansonnier au complexe Desjardins — From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a chansonnier entertains Complexe Desjardins: Ray Marcianno (June 13 and 15), Gilbert Lauzon (June 14) and Yannick Strawinski (June 16).

Hydro-Québec Stage (corner De Maisonneuve and Jeanne-Mance)

Laetitia Zomzambe

Laetitia Zomzambé

Welcome the bright hopes of tomorrow! the Découvertes Hydro-Québec, 6 p.m.
June 8 / Dave Chose—Unspooling a melancholy rock-folk, the musician presents his truly promising debut album: 0.5%.

June 9 / Laetitia Zonzambé — Considered the leading figure in African music in Canada, Laetitia Zonzambé unveils Sanza soul, fusing traditional Bantu chants, soul, pop and R&B.

June 10 / Alpha Thiam — The singer-songwriter and impressive storyteller brings us his spellbinding songs sung in Fula, Manding and Susu.

June 11 / Gabrielle Goulet — A fresh, luminous musical world blending the finest in pop and country.

Catherine Leduc

Catherine Leduc

June 12 / Catherine Leduc — Former member of Tricot Machine unfurls Un bras de distance avec le soleil: a daring blend of baroque textures, happy melodic adventures and refined lyrics.

June 13 / Rebel Moon — The repertoire: a multitude of influences including alternative rock, jazz, and even reggae and traditional Moroccan music, a style Rebel Moon aka Badr Dean Jennaoui calls ‘Gypster’.

June 14 / Catherine Durand — A fixture on the modern folk scene, Catherine Durand just poured forth La pluie entre nous, her latest effort.

June 15 / Lou-Adriane Cassidy — Finalist at Les Francouvertes 2018, Lou-Adriane is a hot artist to watch!

June 16 / The winners of Ma Première Place des Arts—Next generation, step forward! The famed contest unveils its winners.

Attention: expect waves of energy and decibels! Les Soirées électriques Hydro-Québecat 8 p.m.

June 8 / Paupière — Pop that is at once innocent and deep, light yet powerful,poised between the Montréal of today and the France of the ’80s: Paupière, with a new album.

Clement Jacques

Clement Jacques

June 9 / Clement Jacques — The artist arrives at the Francos with his 4th album, Chromatique: delicate melodies, genuine, sincere lyrics exploring a palette of sonic textures.

June 10 / Choses Sauvages — A burst of ’80s New Wave, not devoid of humour.

June 11 / Zen Bamboo Zen Bamboo returns with the supercharged rock of their two recent EPs, Juvénile and Plus mature. Gonna get hot!

June 12 / Kizaba — Known for his role in Afrikelektro and Afrotronix, the singer-drummer delivers his debut solo project, entitled Nzela.

JESUSLESFILLES

Jesuslesfilles

June 13 / Jesuslesfilles — The Montréal garage rock group drops its 4th album, Daniel. Incredibly urgent, hard-hitting rock!

June 14 / Hollydays — A subtle blend of pop and electronica, this Parisian duo gently steps in with a romantic sound that’s the envy of the French music scene. Magnifique!

June 15 / Voyou — An artist to discover: solo onstage, with guitar, machines and above all, trumpet.

June 16 / Le Nombre — After a well-earned nine-year break, the rock’n’roll powerhouse returns to the stage with songs from their three acclaimed albums.

Coors Light Zone (corner De Bleury and Ste. Catherine)

Frank Custeau

Frank Custeau

A friendly and festive spot for the Acoustiques Coors Light series at 5 p.m.
June 8 / Frank Custeau — Former leader of LesConards à l’Orange, Frank Custeau launches a solo career with Départs d’août, his guitar, cocky attitude and acidic folk-punk.

June 9 / Yokofeu — Recognized for his ritualistic sense of live performance, Yokofeu borrows from psychedelia, post-punk, Krautrock and pop to devise his very own sound. Winner of the Vue sur la Relève award.

June 10 / Jean-Michel Fontaine — Winner of last year’s Ford Rising Star contest, Jean-Michel Fontaine takes on his very first major show at the Francos!

June 11 / Angèle | Josman — SACEM presents two rising figures on the European scene.

June 12 / Charlotte | Rive — SABAM unveils Belgium’s rising stars!

June 13 / Micro Brûlant | AMÉ — SOCAN presents two of its favourite artists: AMÉ, a crystalline voice, synth-pop tunes and powerful lyrics and Micro Brûlant which, as the name indicates, delivers powerhouse, cutting-edge rap.

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Pierre Guitard

June 14 / Pierre Guitard — Le Festival international de la chanson de Granby welcomes Acadian Pierre Guitard as he presents his refined, catchy country-folk-rock.

June 15 / Simon Laganière — Former member of Frère Goyette flies solo with Samedi soir de semaine.

June 16 / Menoncle Jason — Jason LeBlanc unspools country tunes laced with wacky, droll lyrics.

The mercury rockets up at 7 p.m.! Les Soirées chaudes Coors Light.
June 8 / Les chansonneurs de la Destination Chanson Fleuve — Check under the label “Destination Chanson Fleuve” and you’ll find the next generation of musicians from festivals in Tadoussac and Petite-Vallée. Discover a wealth of talent from all over Québec!

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Gabriel Bouchard

June 9 / Clara Luciani — A retro-chic electronica ambience, a powerful voice and hypersensitive poetry… Entirely gorgeous!

June 10 / Gabriel Bouchard — Winner of the Prix La Fabrique culturelle in 2016, Gabriel Bouchard hits hard with his rough-hewn folk-rock.

June 11 / Félix Dyotte — A delicate blend of synthesizers and gentle words, above all: the music of Félix Dyotte. He arrives with Politesses.

June 12 / Matiu — The singer from the Côte-Nord unveils the authenticity of his rugged folk sound.

Charlotte

Charlotte

June 13 / Charlotte — A personal, powerful musical world, fusing imagery and and mesmerizing, classy choruses in alternative pop: introducing young Belgian singer Charlotte.

June 14 / Lafayette — Le kitsch, c’est chic! A Parisian dandy par excellence, Lafayette welcomes us to his deliciously retro world.

June 15 / Ariane Zita, J’espère que tu vas mieux — The singer and multi-instrumentalist unveils her latest melodic pop project en français with folk and indie accents.

June 16 / Les Chiens de Ruelles — Booming super-rhythmic folk-trash from this wild pack of hounds from Tadoussac.

Les Partys du Shag Coors Light

So you think the party’s over? No chance!! The fun rocks on with Shag, the Francos pop-up bar located in M2. The dancefloor will be fired up by DJ Ephiks (Payz Play) (June 9), DJ Choses Sauvages (June 10), We Are Ortiz (We Are Wolves) (June 11), FIGxFALZ (Figure8 + Funkyfalz) (June 12), DJ FONY (Gabrielle Laïla Tittley) and DJ 30cm (Dominic de Corridor) (June 13), RAPMOMMIES (June 14), Toast Dawg & DJ Nerve(June 15), finally closing out with the Francos programming team, La Royauté (June 16).

The return of Studio Bell

It’s the return of Studio Bell, which will be held this year at Centre Phi (407, Saint-Pierre street). A temporary studio reserved to artists, where two exclusive projects will be created during the event:

-       La Traversée: an artistic meeting between Quebec and France. Four artists from here (Sara Dufour, Antoine Corriveau, Sophie Pelletier, Shawn Joibin) and four French artists (Pomme, Adrian Soleiman, Laura Cahen, Marvin Jouno) cross paths across the Atlantic to compose original songs and put on a show. After spending three days to refine everything at Studio Bell (June 8, 9 and 10), they await us on June 11 at 7 p.m. on the Bell stage to reveal the result!

-        Rapkep Allstarz with Fouki, Koriass, Alaclair Ensemble, Rymz, Lary Kidd, Dead Obies, Taktika, Joe Rocca, Urban Science and Brown. The idea behind Urban Science musicians’ collective was simple: bring together Rapkeb’s lively forces and make them rap while joining them in the most groovy way. See you on June 16 at 9 p.m. !

And this year again, Urbania will document the creative process of the artists throughout the day and the public will be able to follow the project’s evolution live on the Francos’ outdoor site.

Go to francosmontreal.com/en-CA/StudioBell for details and to follow the evolution of these two live broadcasted projects.

Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson: the winners, live onstage

The Québécois winner of the 2017 Prix-Félix-Leclerc, Klô Pelgag, will have the opportunity to participate an internship and to perform at the Francofolies de La Rochelle on July 15. Meanwhile, last year’s winner from France, Juliette Armanet, will perform chez nous June 14 at 7:30 p.m. in L’Astral (Tout en chanson La Presse+ series).

The Québécois winner of the 23rd edition of the Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson will be chosen from among the 10 nominated artists: AMÉ, Andréanne A. Malette, Claude Bégin, Corridor, Émile Bilodeau, FouKi, Hubert Lenoir, Pierre-Hervé Goulet, Roxanne Bruneau, Sara Dufour.

Created in 1996, the Prix allows two winners — one from Québec and the other from France — to introduce themselves to their opposite audiences across the Atlantic.

The winner from Québec receives:
A $10,000 grant from Rythme FM
A $2,500 grant from Groupe Éditorial Musinfo, Québec publisher of part of the Félix Leclerc catalogue
A $2,500 grantfrom SOCAN
An invitation to participate in the 2018 Francofolies de La Rochelle
An internship at the Chantier des Francos in advance of a performance at Les Francofolies de La Rochelle

The winner from France receives:
A $2,500 grantfrom Éditions Raoul Breton, French publisher of Félix-Leclerc
A $2,500 grant from SACEM
An invitation to participate in the 2018 Francos de Montréal

For all the details, please visit francosmontreal.com/fr-CA/Francos/Prixfelixleclerc.

Les Francos on the air, with Radio-Canada on the site

Radio-Canada, the very first Francos partner, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the festival, going into party mode to promote mode francophone music. The fun runs throughout the length of the fest with programming including the 30th anniversary special Chants libres à Monique, hosted by Monique Giroux, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. while Catherine Pépin, host of TV show Le Temps d’une chanson, invites the public on June 15, 5:30 p.m. to a special edition of her show called 1968, l’année de tous les possibles. Both TV Shows will offer multiple musical performances. Furthermore, the public is awaited at the MUR DU SON ICI, C’EST MON GENRE ! a backlit, interactive and astounding musical game that will allow you to recreate your favourite Quebecker songs.

Also live from their mobile Studio on the Francos’ site
June 9 to 14 /
DJ set by on-air hosts, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
June 16 / Launch of ICI Première and ICI Musique programming, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A great initiative for the 30th anniversary of the Francos: 96.9 CKOI offers a special $30,000 grant

A special $30,000 grant offered for the 30th anniversary of the Francos by CKOI 96.9 to encourage one of the up-and-coming artists performing at this year’s special anniversary edition.

The “Vis tes Francos” Contest: over $9,500 in prizes to be won!

Grand prize: a trip to James Bay, with a value of $4,500, offered by Hydro-Québec.
2nd prize: a Jura automatic coffeemaker, model E6, with a value of $2,300, offered Jura.
3th prize: a package for 10 to restaurant Le Montréal in the Casino de Montréal, $1,000, offered by the Casino de Montréal.
5th prize: two SAQ gift cards with a value of $250 each for Origine Québec products, offered by the SAQ.

Information and registration: francomontreal.com/VisTesFrancos. Presented in collaboration with La Presse+, Rouge FM, CKOI 96.9 FM and 98,5 FM.

Excitement on the outdoor site!

The action is revving up on the Francos site! In addition to great outdoor programming, fans can discover the new Patio Bouffe and Beat le Lait on the Place des Arts esplanade. DJs, breakdancing, live graffiti, tattoo- and badge-making workshops and, of course, an incredible array of foods and snacks including ice cream, grilled cheese, wild flavoured popcorn and decadent milkshakes!

In addition, Desjardins renews its support of Les Francos de Montréal and joins the heart of this year’s festivities with an offer specially conceived for fans of urban music! Head to the Desjardins Stage on Ste. Catherine Street, corner Jeanne-Mance, and get your groove on to all the danceable sounds! And to make life even easier for fans, they can use debit and credit cards throughout the site thanks to the Desjardins pay terminals now at all boutiques and resto kiosks.

Here’s something else you won’t want to miss: Foire des Francos (Francos Fair) presented once again this year by CISM, the flea market where you can meet, greet and encourage our finest local artisans! On the program: music, art and fashion, with almost 100 exhibitors, DJ sets by Hubert Lenoir and Alexandre Martel (Anatole) and the CISM team! Journalists Émilie Perreault and Monic Néron from 98.5 FM will be playing DJ, which should please every Coeur de Loup and L’Aigle Noir nostalgic. And don’t forget beer, Mini-Golf, Ping Pong and hot-dogs. And admission is free! Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the Place des Festivals.

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Thanks to our partners

We would like to offer our warmest thanks to the Government of Québec — the Ministère du Tourisme, Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine and SODEC — and the Government of Canada — Canada Economic Development and the Department of Canadian Heritage. Thanks also to the Ville de Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, MUSICACTION, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN and SACEM, as well as our valued private partners: Bell, principal sponsor and presenter, Loto-Québec, co-presenter of the event, Desjardins, SiriusXM, Coors Light, Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, Hydro-Québec, the Société des alcools du Québec, Air France, Société Radio-Canada, as well as our official suppliers, Complexe Desjardins, Boulangerie ACE, Jura, Pepsi, Sunrise Records, Solotech, d&b audiotechnik, Yamaha and Zen. Thanks also to all of our media partners.

Join us for the 30th edition of Les Francos de Montréal,
Friday June 8 to Sunday, June 17, 2018.

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Francos de Montréal and Bell announce a landmark agreement to support the world’s biggest French music festival

  • Bell enhances its financial and technological support with renewed partnership for the next decade
  • Two special shows to cap off the 30th anniversary edition of the Francos

MONTRÉAL, May 17, 2018 – Francos de Montréal and Bell today announced a historic 10‑year partnership marking the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest French music festival.

“The Francos de Montréal festival plays an important role in showcasing Montréal and francophone culture on both the local and international stages,” said Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Québec for Bell. “Bell is extremely proud to extend support to the festival until 2027 to ensure it continues as of Québec’s most cherished and unifying events.”

“In addition to the Francos turning 30 this year, we also mark another important number with this announcement– the number 10. We’re thrilled that our partnership with Bell has been renewed for the next 10 years,” said Les Francos de Montréal’s CEO Jacques‑André Dupont. “We offer our heartfelt thanks to the company for its continued support, which enables us to put on a festival of this magnitude and quality.”

In addition to providing significant annual funding, Bell will expand the festival’s technology capabilities with the development of new apps, online platforms and virtual reality projects. Bell Media will also help the Francos de Montréal and francophone music reach a wider audience by presenting concerts and broadcasting live from the festival.

Two special concerts on June17
Yann Perreau, Tombés du ciel, un salut au grand Jacques Higelin, with guests Hubert Lenoir, Catherine Major and Anna Frances, comes to the Bell Stage at 7:30 pm on June 17. Vocalist Yann Perreau will perform songs from the rich repertoire of the late Jacques Higelin in honour of a rock and roll poet who left an indelible mark on the history of Francophone music.

At 9:00 pm, Ariane Moffatt, Betty Bonifassi, BEYRIES, Catherine Major, Gabrielle Shonk, Klô Pelgag, La Bronze, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Safia Nolin and Valérie Carpentier will perform tracks from the album Stone Hommage à Plamondon, a modern take on Luc Plamondon’s repertoire that is also the soundtrack for a Cirque du Soleil show of the same name that was presented last summer. The concert will feature Plamondon songs rearranged by Jean-Phi Goncalves to provide a contemporary feel to classics by the prolific songwriter. This special concert will close out the festival’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

“What better way to pay homage than with these exceptional closing concerts, where we will see and hear so many talented artists from different generations and musical styles coming together to perform their own takes on classic songs by the late French rocker-poet Jacques Higelin and renowned Québec composer Luc Plamondon. Each made a unique contribution to the history of Francophone music,” said Laurent Saulnier, Vice President, Programming for the Francos de Montréal.

About Bell
Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing innovative broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services across the country. Bell Media is Canada’s premier content creation company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and provides significant funding for community care and access, research and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

About Francos de Montréal
Francos de Montréal is a non-profit organization created by Alain Simard, Guy Latraverse and Jean-Louis Foulquier. Its aim is to promote and encourage the dissemination of French-language music and to bring together artists from all over the French-speaking world. The event also contributes to Montréalers’ quality of life, the international reputation of their city, and the development of the city’s culture, economy and tourism.

Since 1989, the Francos de Montréal are the reflection of vibrant French-language music. The event draws almost a million visits each year and offers approximately 200 shows that showcase the quality and vitality of its rich programming including a broad range of musical genres, with 1,000 writers, composers, musicians and artists from a dozen countries, and a multitude of free outdoor shows. To learn more, please visit: francosmontreal.com.

Media inquiries

Bell
Marie-Eve Francoeur
514 391-5263
marie-eve.francoeur@bell.ca
@Bell_News

Francos de Montréal
Greg Kitzler, Manager, Press Relations and Social Media
514 525-7732, ext. 5666
greg.kitzler@equipespectra.ca

Éliane Lévesque, Press Agent
514 525-7732, ext. 5260
eliane.levesque@equipespectra.ca

Good news only!

Francos de Montréal and Bell announce a landmark agreement to support the world’s biggest French music festival

  • Bell enhances its financial and technological support with renewed partnership for the next decade
  • Two special shows to cap off the 30th anniversary edition of the Francos

MONTRÉAL, May 17, 2018 – Francos de Montréal and Bell today announced a historic 10‑year partnership marking the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest French music festival.

“The Francos de Montréal festival plays an important role in showcasing Montréal and francophone culture on both the local and international stages,” said Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Québec for Bell. “Bell is extremely proud to extend support to the festival until 2027 to ensure it continues as of Québec’s most cherished and unifying events.”

“In addition to the Francos turning 30 this year, we also mark another important number with this announcement– the number 10. We’re thrilled that our partnership with Bell has been renewed for the next 10 years,” said Les Francos de Montréal’s CEO Jacques‑André Dupont. “We offer our heartfelt thanks to the company for its continued support, which enables us to put on a festival of this magnitude and quality.”

In addition to providing significant annual funding, Bell will expand the festival’s technology capabilities with the development of new apps, online platforms and virtual reality projects. Bell Media will also help the Francos de Montréal and francophone music reach a wider audience by presenting concerts and broadcasting live from the festival.

Two special concerts on June17
Yann Perreau, Tombés du ciel, un salut au grand Jacques Higelin, with guests Hubert Lenoir, Catherine Major and Anna Frances, comes to the Bell Stage at 7:30 pm on June 17. Vocalist Yann Perreau will perform songs from the rich repertoire of the late Jacques Higelin in honour of a rock and roll poet who left an indelible mark on the history of Francophone music.

At 9:00 pm, Ariane Moffatt, Betty Bonifassi, BEYRIES, Catherine Major, Gabrielle Shonk, Klô Pelgag, La Bronze, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Safia Nolin and Valérie Carpentier will perform tracks from the album Stone Hommage à Plamondon, a modern take on Luc Plamondon’s repertoire that is also the soundtrack for a Cirque du Soleil show of the same name that was presented last summer. The concert will feature Plamondon songs rearranged by Jean-Phi Goncalves to provide a contemporary feel to classics by the prolific songwriter. This special concert will close out the festival’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

“What better way to pay homage than with these exceptional closing concerts, where we will see and hear so many talented artists from different generations and musical styles coming together to perform their own takes on classic songs by the late French rocker-poet Jacques Higelin and renowned Québec composer Luc Plamondon. Each made a unique contribution to the history of Francophone music,” said Laurent Saulnier, Vice President, Programming for the Francos de Montréal.

About Bell
Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing innovative broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services across the country. Bell Media is Canada’s premier content creation company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). To learn more, please visit Bell.ca or BCE.ca.

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and provides significant funding for community care and access, research and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

About Francos de Montréal
Francos de Montréal is a non-profit organization created by Alain Simard, Guy Latraverse and Jean-Louis Foulquier. Its aim is to promote and encourage the dissemination of French-language music and to bring together artists from all over the French-speaking world. The event also contributes to Montréalers’ quality of life, the international reputation of their city, and the development of the city’s culture, economy and tourism.

Since 1989, the Francos de Montréal are the reflection of vibrant French-language music. The event draws almost a million visits each year and offers approximately 200 shows that showcase the quality and vitality of its rich programming including a broad range of musical genres, with 1,000 writers, composers, musicians and artists from a dozen countries, and a multitude of free outdoor shows. To learn more, please visit: francosmontreal.com.

Media inquiries

Bell
Marie-Eve Francoeur
514 391-5263
marie-eve.francoeur@bell.ca
@Bell_News

Francos de Montréal
Greg Kitzler, Manager, Press Relations and Social Media
514 525-7732, ext. 5666
greg.kitzler@equipespectra.ca

Éliane Lévesque, Press Agent
514 525-7732, ext. 5260
eliane.levesque@equipespectra.ca

Thirty years of Francos: that calls for a party!

Indoor program for the 30th edition of the Francos de Montréal


Montréal, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — Turning thirty? The perfect age for a party! And from June 8 to 17, we’ll prove it with an anniversary edition that promises nothing short of exhilaration. Faithful to their guiding mission, the Francos de Montréal unfurl francophone music in all its dizzying diversity: major names and emerging artists, from hip-hop to chanson to rock, pop, electronica and folk. From June 8 to 17, the 30th edition of the Francos, unveils 10 days and nights featuring 50 shows in 7 venues, starring hundreds of groups and artists from home and abroad. Good news! We are happy to welcome Loto-Québec as out new co-presenter, next to our official presenter, Bell. Tickets for these concerts go on sale Friday, April 6 at noon (exclusive presale for newsletter subscribers: Thursday, April 5, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

“We are happy to expand this year’s partnership with Francos de Montréal. By supporting a major event that brings people together, Loto-Québec helps promote Québec’s cultural scene, showcasing French-language performers from here and around the world,” said Isabelle Jean, Vice President of Public Affairs at Loto-Québec.

“Loto-Québec and the Francos share a long-standing friendship… And so we are delighted to pursue our collaboration with Loto-Québec, now co-presenter of the event. Without a doubt, the Francos are at the peak of their powers, looking to the future with more confidence and optimism than ever. And of course, 30 is also the perfect age for taking on major projects!” stated Jacques-André Dupont, CEO.

The indoor program, series by series

Centre Bell and Place des Arts, 8 p.m.
Grands spectacles Bell series
presented in collaboration with La Presse+, 98,5 FM, Rouge 107,3 Montréal and MAX

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La Renarde, sur les traces de Pauline Julien

La Renarde, sur les traces de Pauline Julien June 8, Théâtre MaisonneuveWith Erika Angell, Émilie Bibeau, Fanny Bloom, Sophie Cadieux, France Castel, Frannie Holder, Louise Latraverse, Amélie Mandeville, Klô Pelgag, Queen Ka, Ines Talbi and guests. Stage direction and ideation: Ines Talbi.

Marc Dupré June 9, Centre BellAn audience darling and hit-making machine, the coach from La Voix Junior delivers his excellent latest album, La vie qu’il nous reste.

Claude Dubois, Dubois en liberté June 9, Théâtre MaisonneuveA 50-year career and an incredible array of hits: a rendezvous with the velvet-voiced rocker.

Catherine Ringer - Photo: Laura Lago©

Catherine Ringer

Catherine Ringer. Opening act: Fanny Bloom June 12, Théâtre Maisonneuve — An icon of French music, the former Rita Mitsouko singer presents Chroniques et Fantaisies.

Camille. Opening act: PommeJune 13, Théâtre MaisonneuveUnclassifiable and magnetic, French singer Camille is back with a new show: OUÏ.

Alain Lefèvre, L’événement 50e d’André Mathieu June 14, Maison symphonique de MontréalAlain Lefèvre celebrates the great composer with the Orchestre de la Francophonie, conducted by Jean-Philippe Tremblay, with guests Diane Dufresne, Marc Labrèche and Catherine Major.

GCM

Grand Corps Malade

Grand Corps Malade, Le tour du Plan B. Opening act: David GoudreaultJune 14, Théâtre Maisonneuve — A new tour and a new album from Grand Corps Malade, at the apex of his powers.

Pierre Lapointe, La science du cœur. Opening acts: Hollydays (June 15) and Voyou (June 16) June 15 and 16, Théâtre MaisonneuveA performance imbued with humanity, tenderness, smiles and laughter. A musical symbiosis of words and images.

Brel Symphonique June 15 and 16, Maison symphonique de MontréalWith Bïa, Luc De Larochellière, Pierre Flynn, Marc Hervieux, Catherine Major, Danielle Oddera, Paul Piché, Bruno Pelletier, Diane Tell and guest conductor: Simon Leclerc.


MTELUS, 9 p.m.

Les Nuits series
presented in collaboration with ICI Musique, CKOI 96,9, MusiquePlus and Nightlife.ca

TTCTTC Anniversary DJ set (celebrating the 20th anniversary of the group) with Teki Latex, Cuizinier, Tido and Orgasmic. Opening acts: Omnikrom and Poirier June 8 — A trip to 2006 with three major figures from the Québec/France hip-hop and electronica scenes!

Roméo Elvis x Le Motel | Joe Rocca | FouKi June 9A massive hip hop soirée: Brussels meets Montréal.

Feu Chatterton

Feu! Chatterton

Eddy de Pretto. Opening act: Clara LucianiJune 10, 7:30 p.m. — The phenomenon of the year across the Atlantic, Eddy de Pretto makes his Francos entrance with his debut album Cure.

Feu! Chatterton | L’Impératrice June 13A double bill celebrating French chanson with two of the most exciting emerging artists in the genre.

Galaxie

Galaxie

Galaxie. Opening act: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire June 14A group renowned for their raw energy and explosive shows. A phenomenal new album that hits the sweet spot. Expect a grrrrreat evening!

Polo & Pan (live). Opening act: Le Couleur June 16French duo Polo & Pan deliver gorgeous melodies, electronic beats and a singular gentleness. Welcome the debut album, Caravelle.

 


Club Soda, 7 p.m.
Tendances SiriusXM series
presented in collaboration with CKOI 96,9

Exterio, 25 ans | Kamakazi, 10 ans | Capitaine Révolte June 8An evening of full-on energy celebrating rock and the party spirit! On the program: three definitive groups representing the Québécois alternative scene.

Seba et Horg

Seba et Horg

Canailles. Opening acts: Mon Doux Saigneurand Les Royal Pickles June 9Eight supercharged musicians throw a wild party just the way we like ’em!

Soirée Vintage à l’osSeba and Horg | Dubmatique June 12 — Ready for your hip-hop lesson? Welcome a crew of ’90s stars sharing an utterly wild double bill.

Roxanne Bruneau

Roxanne Bruneau

Roxane Bruneau. Opening act: Pierre-Hervé Goulet June 13After landing a debut album at the top of the charts, Dysphorie, Roxane Bruneau makes her Francos debut with her incisive lyrics and trash’n’tatouées tunes.

Rymz | Lary Kidd June 14Two artists bring their lyrics and rhythms into the arena, each with a new album to unveil.  

Émile Bilodeau. Opening act: Sara Dufour June 15Matching humour and the love of words, 2017-2018 Radio-Canada chanson revelation Émile Bilodeau returns with Rites de passage: comic folk that touches on identity, inspired by the master, Bernard Adamus, and the eternal energy of Dédé.

Arthur H. Opening act: Bernhari June 16Bohemian poet and talented songwriter, Arthur H returns with his latest work, Amour chien fou released in January.


L’Astral (Maison du Festival), 7:30 p.m.
Tout en chanson La Presse+ series

presented in collaboration with Énergie 94.3 and CISM

École nationale de la chanson with special guest Dany Placard June 8 — The result of a year of learning, research and hard work… and now, the onstage celebration, in wonderful company!

Gael Faye

Gaël Faye

GiedRé, GiedRé est les gens | Daniel Grenier June 9A little music, some laughter and a lot more music… a wonderful theme for this soirée.

Hubert Lenoir | Angèle June 12 — The reunion of two of the most promising artists in francophone music: Belgian singer Angèle and her fresh, spellbinding songs, and one half of Québec combo The Seasons, Hubert Lenoir, with his fascinating album Darlène.

Gaël Faye. Opening act: Sam Faye and D-Track June 13Let’s head to the terra incognita of rapwith Franco-Rwandan Gaël Faye, author of the best-seller Petit Pays, somewhere between Bujumbura and Paris.

Juliette Armanet. Opening act: Gael Faure June 14Winner of the 2017 Félix-Leclerc Award (French section), Juliette Armanet stands out as the new vanguard of French song. She’s here with Petite amie and songs alternating between disco/solo piano.

Mara Tremblay

Mara Tremblay

Mara Tremblay. Opening act: Joli-Bois June 15 — The singer-songwriter presents Cassiopée: a danceable, rocking new album, a once soaring and weighty, luminous and deeply rooted.

Fred Fortin solo June 16The versatile, talented Fred Fortin takes a break from his sabbatical year to offer us this intimate soirée.


Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts, 
8:30 p.m.
Chansons intimes series

presented in collaboration with 98,5 FM and ICI Musique

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Roch Voisine

Roch Voisine, Une heure avec Roch Voisine June 8 to 10He toured the world with his latest album, Devant nous (2017). For the Francos, he treats his devoted fans to an intimate performance. A rare opportunity!

Sur la lune, souvenirs de Claude Léveillée June 13A hymn to the beauty of Léveillée’s imagination, with artistic direction by Catherine Major and featuring, Daniel Lavoie, Ingrid St-Pierre, Pierre Flynn and Moran.

Annie Villeneuve, 5 June 14Eleven years after her last visit to the Francos, the singer returns with her angelic voice and songs from her most recent album, 5.

Andreanna A. Malette FF

Andréanne A. Malette

Andréanne A. MaletteJune 15 —This Ottawa singer-songwriter continues to dazzle us with her lovely folk-pop energy. Get ready for incisive lyrics, catchy melodies and a refreshing stage presence. Presented in collaboration with ROUGE FM.

Florent VollantJune 16Delicate folk, sung in Innu, sparkling harmonies and lovely melodies: Florant Vollant unveils his newest album.


30th Anniversary gifts for everyone!

The Francos celebrate their 30th edition by launching in collaboration with Bell not one, but two new super promotions to help fans enjoy the festival at a low, low price!

30 C’est cadeau aux Francos pairs of tickets

  • $30 per ticket
  • Offer valid for all Grands spectacles Bell presented in Théâtre Maisonneuve and the Maison symphonique de Montréal!

30 C’est cadeau aux Francos passes

  • Unlimited access to MTELUS throughout the entire festival!
  • 30 lucky winners can purchase passes for just $30. Limit of two passes per transaction.

Three steps to victory!

  • Visit francosdemontreal.com/cadeauxfrancos to subscribe to the mailing list (registration open until April 4, 11:59 p.m.).
  • On April 5 at 10 a.m., you will receive an email with codes offering access to the promotion.
  • From there, it’s first come, first served! Tickets and passes on sale while supplies last.

Tickets on sale this Friday, April 6, at noon
Exclusive presale for newsletter subscribers: Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Place des Arts and Maison symphonique de Montréal: 175 Ste. Catherine St. West, 514 842-2112, 1 866 842-2112 — placedesarts.com
  • Centre Bell: 1909 Canadiens-de-Montréal Ave., 1 855 310-2525 — evenko.ca
  • MTELUS: 59 Ste. Catherine St. East, ticketmaster.ca, 1 855 790-1245 — mtelus.com
  • L’Astral (Maison du Festival): 305 Ste. Catherine St West, ticketmaster.ca, 1 855 790-1245 — sallelastral.com
  • Club Soda: 1225 St. Laurent Blvd. 514 286-1010 — clubsoda.ca

8th edition of Les Rendez-vous Pros des Francos

Les Rendez-vous Pros, presented by Air France, welcomes over 200 professionals (programmers, agents, managers, national and foreign media…) for an entire week of performances by up-and-coming talents, cocktails for accredited professionals and workshops on topics relevant to the music industry. With the support of Musicaction, SACEM, SOCAN, SODEC and Tourisme Montréal. From Monday, June 11 to Thursday, June 14.

Join us for the 30th edition of the Francos de Montréal, from June 8 to 17, 2018!
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Birthday gifts from the Francos to you!

Presents for our fans to mark the 30th anniversary of the Francos


Montréal, Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— What better moment than a birthday to share happiness and spread joy? So here’s the good news: for our 30th edition, the Francos are launching not one, but two new super promotions to help fans enjoy the festival at a low, low price. Here’s how: just register at francosdemontreal.com/cadeauxfrancos by April 4, 11:59 p.m., pick up the required promo codes… and you’re welcome! The 30th edition of the Francos de Montréal presented by Bell, from June 8 to 17, 2018.

30 “C’est cadeau aux Francos”passes

  • Unlimited access to MTELUS throughout the entire festival!
  • 30 lucky winners can purchase passes for just $30. Limit of two passes per transaction.
    Passes can be picked up exclusively from the MTELUS box office.

30 pairs of “C’est cadeau aux Francos” tickets

  • $30 per ticket
  • Offer valid for all shows presented in Théâtre Maisonneuve and the Maison symphonique de Montréal!
    Admission offered according to availability. Box office fees apply.

Three steps to victory!

  • Starting today, visit francosdemontreal.com/cadeauxfrancos to subscribe to the mailing list (registration open until April 4, 11:59 p.m.).
  • On April 5 at 10 a.m., you’ll receive an email with codes offering access to the promotion.
  • From there, it’s first come, first served! Tickets and passes on sale while supplies last.

And here’s a reminder of the shows already announced:

MTELUS (passes C’est cadeau aux Francos)
TTC Anniversary DJ set (celebrating the group’s 20th anniversary) with Teki Latex, Cuizinier, Tido and Orgasmic. Opening acts: Omnikrom | Poirier (June 8) / Eddy de Pretto. Opening act: Clara Luciani (June 10) / Feu! Chatterton | L’Impératrice (June 13) / Galaxie. Opening act: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire (June 14) / Polo & Pan (live). Opening act: Le Couleur (June 16)

Place des Arts (30 tickets at $30)
Brel Symphonique (June 15) / La Renarde, sur les traces de Pauline Julien (June 8) / Claude Dubois, Dubois en liberté (June 9) / Camille. Opening act: Pomme (June 15) / Grand Corps Malade, Le tour du Plan B. Opening act: David Goudreault (June 14) / Pierre Lapointe, La science du cœur (June 15)

And that’s not all! Stay tuned: the entire indoor program will be unveiled on April 4. Good luck to all!

Join us for the 30th edition of the Francos de Montréal, from June 8 to 17, 2018!

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Celebrating our diversity, today!

A major celebration thanks to Canada 150

Montreal, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 — The Celebrating Our Diversity! Event—presented by Les FrancoFolies de Montréal and Canada 150 in collaboration with Radio-Canada—will take place today, Tuesday, June 27, from 2 p.m. on the Parterre symphonique. Aside from the multicultural picnic, 5 concerts and 4 dance performances will be presented, offering an entire day of rhythm and groove! These concerts involve the participation of festival friends (Vision Diversité, the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal and Mundial Montréal), while the dance performances will be presented in collaboration with Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 p.m.: Ayrad presented by Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

4:30 p.m.: Mamselle Ruiz presented by Vision Diversité

6 p.m.: Patricia Cano presented by Mundial Montréal

7:30 p.m.: Benkadi and Kalabanté presented by the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique

9 p.m.: Rafael & Energía Dominicana presented by the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

Concert intermissions will feature dance performances by Ensemble folklorique Mackinaw, presented by Mondial des Cultures de Drummondville.

A gigantic BBQ, featuring the flavours of the world 

With a dozen BBQs and picnic tables available for Festival fans, the Parterre symphonique is ready to welcome the biggest outdoor food fest in its history! And the variety… because these globally sourced concerts invite fans from here and the four corners of the world to bring their food to the party to grill it up! This unique event, presented by the Francos, is a wonderful opportunity to travel around the world without leaving your own city!

Celebrating Our Diversity! bears yet more symbolic weight given it features in a year of festivities for Canada 150 on Canadian Multiculturalism Day: yet another reason to celebrate the joys and virtues of living in a country built on respect for differences, where the social mix is yet another of our major assets.

 

Parterre symphonique (corner of Clark and De Montigny Streets), from 2 p.m.

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10 reasons why the 2017 edition of the Francos was a flop

Wrap-up of the 29th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

Montréal, Saturday June 17, 2017

  1. Nobody partied!
  2. Young people just don’t dig francophone music.
  3. Creativity and daring reached a new low.
  4. Where did all the diversity go?
  5. Just not wild enough.
  6. Nobody was talking about them.
  7. Nobody did any business.
  8. No new up-and-coming artists. Looks like the end is near!
  9.  At the Francos, anniversaries are not celebrated.
  10. Not a soul on the streets… And no sunshine. Oh well…

A few memories from this year’s edition:

…Such a flop that we won’t be staging the next edition!

Psst… Of course we will – from June 7 to 16, 2018, in celebration of our 30thanniversary!

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A summer of music begins with Les Francos!


Montreal, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — The years roll by, but the joy remains the same… 29 years after launching, Les Francos are more radiant than ever, bursting with diversity, passion and ruddy good health! With 150 outdoor concerts added to the program, our artists sing and dance enfrançais with accents from the world over, from Belgium to Algeria, Québec to Acadia, and on to Ivory Coast, France, Guinea and Switzerland… And with rock, hip-hop, electronica, world music, pop, reggae and folk, literally everyone can find his or her perfect groove! Over one million visits are expected on our incredible Quartier des Spectacles, and the spotlights will be trained on our city as it bursts into full summer festival bloom. Join us for the 29th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, presented by Bell in collaboration with Ford of Canada, from June 8 to 18!

A free event every night!

Ten concert events kick off the summer!

Two iconic anniversaries to celebrate!

Vive Montréal aux Francos! The 375th Anniversary Event, presented by Hydro-Québec.

Les Cowboys Fringants, IAM, LOUVE, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Philippe Brach, and K.O.K.A. — June 18 from 3 p.m., Ford Stage; from 6:30 p.m., Bell Stage

Thanks to the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, the Francos add another day to the schedule on Sunday, June 18 to throw an immense party, completely free of charge, from 3 p.m. to midnight! A slew of the biggest names in francophone music from here, Europe and Africa will follow one another onstage in this historic, unprecedented concert event: 9 hours of non-stop music, from rock to reggae, rap to pop, electronica to chanson!

Fêtons notre diversité (Celebrate Our Diversity)! June 27, 2 p.m., Parterre symphonique

It’s a very special event celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada! As proud as ever to promote cultural diversity, the FrancoFolies de Montréal have organized this special celebration to mark Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Montrealers and tourists from every background are invited to participate in an array of fun activities, where music, fun and a gigantic BBQ hold sway, along with a program conceived in collaboration with Vision Diversité, Mundial Montréal and the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique de Montréal.

Major new additions this year: it’s action-packed on the outdoor site!

One thing is certain: you’ll love strolling the Francos outdoor site this year! The Place des Arts Esplanade has been redesigned to transport everyone to the Paris of a bygone era… The Bal pop’ Loto-Québec features décor invoking Montmartre, where resto kiosks serve up French flavours, while Le Petit Orchestre Parisien entertains and gets the crowd dancing every day from 6 p.m.

On the Place des Festivals, we’re getting a surprise ready for you, with local artists performing in the brand-new Studio Bell on the 3rd floor of the Boîte Bell. Details are forthcoming, but one thing’s for sure: these artists have been put to the test!

It’s also the return of the Foire des Francos presented once again this year by CISM, the friendly flea market where fans love to rummage through the wares, chat and support local artisans! The program showcases music, art and fashion, with more than 60 exhibitors, CISM DJ sets (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Le Couleur as guest artist (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.), not to mention all the hot dogs, ping-pong tables and beer. And admission is free! Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Zone Coors Light.

And that’s not all! The musical installation 21 Balançoires created by Daily will be accessible throughout the duration of the festival. Francofans can try them out on the Promenade des Artistes, between De Maisonneuve Blvd. and Président Kennedy Ave..

And to make things user-friendly for all our Francofans, they can now pay with debit and credit cards everywhere on the site thanks to Desjardins and its payment terminals, now available at all boutiques and restaurant kiosks.

The program, series by series

Espace Bell (Bell Stage, Place des Festivals)

On the grand Place des Festivals, you’ll find a wonderful cross-section of new artists to discover… or rediscover! Révélations Bell, 6 p.m.

June 9, 7 p.m. / Zaho — Luminous energy, convincing pop and contagious charisma… Zaho upends expectations with Le Monde à l’envers.

June 10 / Sophie Pelletier, Les météoresSophie Pelletier’s 2nd album takes a bravura turn to pop-electronica. And the proof is onstage!

June 11 / Paul Kunigis, Kaléidoscope Singer-songwriter, poet and true humanist, Paul Kunigis and his Kaléidoscope project explore gypsy, klezmer, blues-rock and French chanson.

June 12 / Vianney — The French superstar in a free outdoor concert… Always an event in itself!   

June 13 / Laurence Castera — The former La Voix candidate brings her first album, Le bruit des mots, to her Francos debut. 

June 14 / Alpha Yaya Diallo — A musical voyage into Africa: Alpha Yaya Diallo and his uplifting rhythms.

June 15 / Sébastien Lacombe — A world music approach, a touch of melancholy folk and committed, poetic lyrics: Sébastien Lacombe brings us a 4th release, Nous serons des milliers.

June 16 / Samuele — Vivid folk with blues rising: that’s Samuele and the songs from her debut, Les filles sages vont au paradis, les autres vont où elles veulent.  

June 17 / Dubmatique — Twenty years after igniting Québécois hip-hop, Dubmatique make their triumphant return—and where else but the Francos!   

Zone Ford électrifiée (Ford Stage, corner Ste. Catherine and Jeanne-Mance)

An entire series to get Francofans moving and grooving! Soirées Ford, every evening at 8 p.m.

June 9 / Valérie Carpentier — After earning a gold record for L’Été des orages and playing Théâtre Maisonneuve during the 2014 Francos, Valérie Carpentier returns with a 2nd album, Pour Rosie.

June 10 / Zaho — Luminous energy, convincing pop and contagious charisma… Zaho upends expectations with Le Monde à l’envers!

June 11 / We love surprise shows! Here’s the first of this edition.

June 12 / Andréanne A. Malette — A natural-born hit, the feisty Andréanne A. Malette unfurls material from her forthcoming album, with the first single, Fou, already a smash.

June 13 / Féfé — This former Saïan Supa Crew rapper has an infectious energy, a natural ease and a free-flowing tongue. He’s back with a 3rd album, Mauve.

June 14 / Les Hay Babies — A trio of Acadian folk-rockers renowned for their authenticity and joyful musical chemistry. A good time guaranteed!

June 15 / Laurence Nerbonne, XO Deluxe with guests Rymz, Lary Kidd, Shash’U, Yann Perreau and Jason Bajada — It’s impossible not to surrender to Laurence Nerbonne and her current wave of popularity… Here she is with her album XO, polished up by collaborations with her crew of male pals.  

June 16 / Ford Rising Star — The famed contest unveils its finalists!

June 17 / A 2nd surprise show!

Guitars, drums and rock energy to burn: Nuits rock Ford at 11 p.m.

June 9 / Les Dales Hawerchuk — The powerhouse return of a band whose rock’n’roll is as dirty as ever on their latest album, Désavantage numérique.

June 10 / Zen Bamboo — Corrosive, stinging rock’n’roll: Zen Bamboo hit the Francos. Hard.

June 11 / Lubik — A group from Abitibi that hits hard and makes the walls shake: Lubik and their 2nd release, Vivant.

June 12 / Antoine Corriveau — Magnificent and spellbinding: Antoine Corriveau is at his best on his latest album, Cette chose qui cognait au creux de sa poitrine sans vouloir s’arrêter.

June 13 / Les Indiens — Between stoner rock and psychedelia, these thundering Indiens have taken a turn to the hypno-cosmic with their latest, Shaman UFO. And we’re invited on the trip…

June 14 / La Conversion des Sauvages — Former members of the band Les Marmottes Aplaties charge up the velvet underground of French chanson with tribal and psychedelic vibes… And we’re already converts!

June 15 / Barbagallo — The solo project from the drummer of Tame Impala: Barbagallo, poised between French chanson and psychedelic folk-rock.

June 16 / Chocolat — Our fave garage-psychedelia rockers return with a swaggering new album entitled Rencontrer Looloo.

June 17 / Alaclair Ensemble — They’re droll, unpredictable and get fans bouncing, as we witnessed during last year’s Francos grand opening event.

The next generation introduces itself at 5 p.m.! The Chansons dans la mire series (Complexe Desjardins).

June 14 to 17 / Chansons dans la mire — The SACEF presents a series of 4 concerts celebrating the inventiveness and effervescence of the world of chanson with artists from the 23rd edition of Ma première Place des Arts.

Zone Coors Light (corner De Bleury and Ste. Catherine)

One of the most accessible and welcoming spots on the site hosts the Acoustiques Coors Light series at 5 p.m.

June 9 / Les Louanges — Finalist of the Francouvertes award, Les Louanges presents the elaborate rock of his debut EP, Le Mercure.

June 10 / Mélissa Ouimet — A big voice, sensitive songwriting and catchy hooks: an artist to discover!

June 11 / Gabriel Joseph — Winner of last year’s Ford Rising Star contest, Gabriel Joseph takes on his first real major show at the Francos!

June 12 / Baptiste W. Hamon | Marvin Jouno — La SACEM presents a pair of French singers who share talent and a promising future.

June 13 / Lydia Képinski | Philémon Cimon — Bonsound presents the hypnotic voice of Lydia Képinski, and Philémon Cimon, 2014 Prix Félix-Leclerc winner.

June 14 / Joey Robin Haché | Menoncle Jason — Le Grenier Musique presents the dirty but true songs of Joey Robin Haché and the retro country of Menoncle Jason.

June 15 / Paupière | Alexandre Désilets — SOCAN delivers an exhilarating double bill: Paupière and Alexandre Désilets.

June 16 / Laetitia Zonzambé — Surrender to the enchantments of Laetita Zonzambé and her lovely blend of African rhythms, pop and blues.

June 17 / Le Winston Band — It’s a strange, six-headed creature zigging between Cajun zydeco and all-night Lower Canada folk parties, with a good dose of punk-rock.

The ambience is guaranteed to be warm and welcoming every evening at 7 p.m.: Soirées chaudes Coors Light.

June 9 / Témé Tan — A subtle blend of minimalist grooves, electro beats and suave harmonies: Témé Tan.

June 10 / Tim Dup — The new voice of French chanson.

June 11 / Galant Tu Perds Ton Temps — Five young women and a flamboyant percussionist bring a breath of fresh air to traditional Québécois song.

June 12 / Les chansonneurs de la Destination chanson fleuve — “Destination chanson fleuve” unveils the up-and-comers from festivals in Tadoussac and Petite-Vallée. Discover some genuinely talented songwriters!

June 13 / Louis-Philippe Gingras — Fisherman’s folk, highway rock, horns and chamber music: welcome to the world of Louis-Philippe Gingras.

June 14 / Guillaume Arsenault — With his feet firmly rooted in folk, Guillaume Arsenault hits with his latest, De l’autre côté des montagnes.

June 15 / VioleTT Pi solo — Renowned for his explosive performances, the poetico-apocalyptic VioleTT Pi returns to the Francos with a solo show.

June 16 / Blondino — Different, captivating, seductive: the luminous Blondino presents Jamais sans la nuit.

June 17 / Charles-Antoine Gosselin — The former singer of Harvest Breed uncorks a poetic, intimate debut solo album, Bleu Soleil.

The party continues every night from 9 p.m. in karaoke mode!

Monde Découvertes SiriusXM (corner Ste. Catherine and Clark)

This new generation has talent! Here’s a great cross-section in the Nouvelle chanson SiriusXM series, 8 p.m.

June 9 / Di Astronauts — Discover the groovy songs of BoB Bouchard and Lou Bélanger (ex-CEA).

June 10 / Témé Tan — A subtle blend of minimalist grooves, electro beats and suave harmonies: Témé Tan.

June 11 / Maritza — Soaring, sensual pop with a soulful spirit: Maritza and her newest one, Libérons-nous.

June 12 / Gustafson — When students from the École nationale de théâtre launch themselves into music, you get a “nostalgia-pop” duo as daring as they are theatrical.

June 13 / Baptiste W. Hamon — A fascinating artist with a fine, profound pen: poetico-country-folk oddity Baptiste W. Hamon.

June 14 / Bengale — Bordeaux duo Bengale weave the sounds from their recent Republica: airy pop with a chill aesthetic and sunshine melodies.

June 15 / Amylie — More radiant and accomplished than ever, Amylie presents Les éclats.

June 16 / Octave Noire — Blending synth textures, electro inspiration and atmospheric pop, Octave Noire arrive with Néon.  

June 17 / Winners of Ma première Place des Arts 2017 — The 23rd edition of the contest unveils its winners!

And once more with feeling at 10 p.m. with the Découvertes SiriusXM series.

June 9 / Mon Doux Saigneur — Singular singer-songwriter-storyteller Mon Doux Saigneur delivers visceral folk-rock with a shot of blues.

June 10 / Gab Paquet — With a decidedly dashing moustache and coiffure, this exuberant pop-rock singer is quite simply irresistible!

June 11 / Mat Vezio — Boasting an undeniable flair for captivating melodies, multi-instrumentalist Mat Vezio is here with his first album, Avant la mort des fleurs cueillies.

June 12 / Ponteix, J’Orage — Named for the heroic little francophone Saskatchewan town and recognized at Vue sur la relève, Mario Lepage and franco prairie trio Ponteix unfurl dreamy, exploratory pop.

June 13 / Marvin Jouno — The new standout of elegant French pop unveils Intérieur nuit, a fascinating debut album.

June 14 / Vulvets — When a badass ’60s Psycho Beach Party goes bad at dawn, you know it’s all-female garage-surf band Vulvets. Get nasty!

June 15 / Fuudge — It’s stoner grunge psychedelia at its best: it’s Fuudge.   

June 16 / Fishbach — An irresistible creature who transcends comparison: a polymorphous voice, feline beauty, nostalgic synth-pop… Unique and stunning.

June 17 / NORD — Winner of last year’s Prix Félix-Leclerc on the French side, NORD showcases an elegant, melancholy debut: Grand Turn Over.

Monde urbain (corner De Montigny and Clark)

Beats, great sounds and fiery vibes… Welcome to the 9 p.m. Soirées urbaines series.

June 9 / Jacques Jacobus — After 10 years as part of Radio Radio, this musician proudly trumpets Le retour de Jacobus, a solo release that grooves for miles.

June 10 / Shauit — Winner of Vision Diversité and proud ambassador of native culture around the world, Shauit is one of the rare artists to blend reggae and the Innu tongue.

June 11 / Sarahmée — Rhythm, daring and a style all her own: rapper Sarahmée is here to stay!

June 12 / La Gale — Bursting out of the punk scene, this Lebanese-Swiss rappeuse was raised on a fusion of vindictive and dark, dirty rock. Utterly unique!

June 13 and 15 / Caballero & JeanJass — Belgian hip-hop duo Caballero & JeanJass return with Double Hélice 2, a new energy-packed album assembling the cream of francophones beat masters.

June 14 / Brown — An ideal example of rap that transcends its generation: Brown, consisting of musical bros Jam and Snail Kid, and their patriarch Robin Kerr.  

June 16 / Joe Rocca — Velvety rap brushed with sensual R&B: the hybrid world of Joe Rocca (Dead Obies), a singular voice on planet Montreal Rap.

June 17 / La Carabine — Inspired by the ’90s New York rap aesthetic, this wild duo will give us an earful. Watch out, they bite!   

And it’s far from over: the fun rolls on at 11 p.m. with the Nuits urbaines series!

June 9 / Lary Kidd — Former member of the Loud Lary Ajust trio, this rapper showcases true artistic mastery on his debut solo album, Sur Contrôle.

June 10 / Loud — Another solo project from the former LLA trio: Loud, with a first solo EP, New Phone.

June 11 / La Brigade des Mœurs — Formed by Jeune Chilly Gilles and Maître Jouissance, this duo shakes up rap, punk and electronica with tough, cutting-edge results.

June 12 / Féfé — This former Saïan Supa Crew rapper has an infectious energy, a natural ease and a free-flowing tongue. He’s back with a 3rd album, Mauve.

June 13 / Teddy the Beer + FunkyFalz — A rapper who mix-matches music, film and… animal masks + a DJ who fuses futurist hip-hop, modern house and electronica = a night of very bold grooves.

June 14 / KNLO A pillar of the Québécois hip-hop scene, KNLO makes his solo debut with Long jeu. Killer!   

June 15 / Roméo Elvis x Le Motel — The Belgian hip-hop scene is at full boil, as proven by this hard-hitting duo!

June 16 / Omnikrom — The triumphant return of Omnikrom, with his decadent, risqué hip-hop!

June 17 / Beeyoudee & Mozaka present Blitzkrieg They’re a Québécois-Bosnian hip-hop duo: Beeyoudee & Mozaka deliver a devastating sound worthy of the name Blitzkrieg!

Partys du Shag Coors Light

You think the party’s over? No chance!! The fun blasts on with Shag, the Francos pop-up bar located in Savoy du Métropolis. The dancefloor will shake to tracks spun by Party Joyride with Shash’U and guests (June 9, exclusively in Métropolis), DJ Sarahmée (June 10), Grosso-Modo (DJ Seba & DJ Horg DJ Set) (June 12), Jeunes et ambitieux vol. 2 for a 100% rap-en-français set (June 13), Acadie Sound System (June 14), DJ Laurence Nerbonne with DJ Mary Hell (June 15), Sharp à l’os (L’étiquette & Omnikrom DJ set) (June 16), and a Grand Finale with the Francos programming team, DJ 1K SoundSystem (June 17).

Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson: the Winners, in concert

The Québécois winner of the 2016 Prix Félix-Leclerc 2016, Safia Nolin, will have the opportunity to participate in an internship and to perform at the Francofolies de La Rochelle on July 15. Meanwhile, last year’s winner from France, NORD, will perform chez nous on June 17 at 10 p.m. on the SiriusXM Stage (Les Découvertes SiriusXM series).

The Québécois winner of the 22nd edition of the Prix Félix-Leclerc de la chanson will be selected from among 10 nominated Québécois artists: Antoine Corriveau, Bernhari, Caroline Savoie, Émile Bilodeau, Klô Pelgag, Laurence Nerbonne, Mat Vezio, Philippe Brach, Samuele and Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé.

Created in 1996, the Prix allows two winners, one from Québec and one from France, to introduce themselves to the audience across the Atlantic from home.

The winner from Québec receives:

A $10,000 grant from CKOI

A $2500 grant from Groupe Éditorial Musinfo, Québec publisher of part of the Félix Leclerc catalogue

A $2500 grant from SOCAN

An invitation to participate in the 2018 Francofolies de La Rochelle

An internship at the Chantier des Francos in advance of a performance at Les Francofolies de La Rochelle

The winner from France receives:

A $2500 grant from Éditions Raoul Breton, French publisher of Félix Leclerc

A $2500 grant from SACEM

An invitation to participate in the 2018 FrancoFolies de Montréal

Get all the details at francofolies.com/artistes/prix-felix-leclerc.

Ford Rising Star: discover out finest local talents!

This 6th edition of the contest highlights the singer-songwriters of tomorrow! There are plenty of exciting prizes to be won: a solo show at the 2018 Francos, a mentor sponsorship program, a $2500 professional demo recording session offered by Ford and grants offered by CKOI 96,9. To find out the big winner of this contest edition, join us on June 16 at 8 p.m. on the Ford Stage as part of the Les Soirées rock Ford series, where finalists Monsieur Raph, Maxime Auguste and Jean-Michel Fontaine will compete for the grand prize in a concert accompanied by special guest Jonathan Painchaud.

Les Francos on the airwaves

Monique Giroux will be live on the Terrasse Sangria on June 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Rouge FM will present live broadcasts of shows in the Les Grands spectacles Bell and the Les Soirées Ford series.

The En Marge CISM series will broadcast live from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day from June 9 to 17, with a concert at 7 p.m.

The outdoor concert by Yann Perreau, June 12 on the Bell Stage, will be filmed by ICI Radio Canada Télé.

The “Vis tes Francos” Contest:
over $19,000 in prizes to be won!

Grand prize: a 24-month lease on a Ford Fusion Energi SE with a value of $19,392, offered by Ford.

2nd prize: an exclusive VIP evening with the artist of your choice (Koriass, Éric Lapointe and Karim Ouellet)! Meet the artist, enjoy exclusive concert access and passes to the Shag soiree. A $450 value.

3rd prize: a Jura automatic coffeemaker, IMPRESSA F8 model, $2870 value, offered by Jura.

4th prize: a package for 10 to restaurant Le Montréal in the Casino de Montréal, $1000 value, offered by Loto-Québec.

5th prize: two $250 SAQ gift cards, offered by the SAQ.

Information and participation: francofolies.com/VisTesFrancos. Presented in collaboration with La Presse+, Rouge FM, CKOI 96.9 FM and 98,5 FM.

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Thanks to our partners

We would like to offer our warmest thanks to the Government of Québec—the Ministère du Tourisme, Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine, and SODEC—and the Government of Canada—Economic Development Canada and Heritage Canada. Thank also to the Ville de Montréal, the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, Tourisme Montréal, MUSICACTION, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN and SACEM, as well as our valued private partners: Bell, principal sponsor and presenter, Ford of Canada, co-presenter of the event, Loto-Québec, Coors Light, the Société des alcools du Québec, Hydro-Québec, Desjardins, La Presse+, Société Radio-Canada, SiriusXM, as well as our official suppliers, Pepsi, Hyatt Regency Montréal, ARTV, Eska, complexe Desjardins, Jura, Vital Link, Boulangerie ACE, Fromages CDA, Yamaha instruments, D&B audiotechnik, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Plurisons. We also thank all of our media partners.

Join us for the 29th edition of the FrancoFolies de Montréal, from Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 18, 2017.

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