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Eleven days of summertime musical happiness!

Indoor program for the 29th edition of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal

Tickets go on sale this Thursday at noon
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Montreal, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — The Francos are about to send the mercury soaring! With the announcement of over 50 indoor concerts in this upcoming edition, the FrancoFolies de Montréal are delighted to once again offer a joyous cross-section of the very best of the francophone music scene. Whether it’s hip-hop, rock, chanson, pop, electronica or punk, rising artists or confirmed stars, new creations or revisited masterworks, and the special je ne sais quoi, we’ll be celebrating francophone music in all its colours and styles! Abundance, diversity and quality are the watchwords of this 29th edition presented by Bell in collaboration with Ford of Canada from June 8 to 18: a rendezvous with musical happiness!

The indoor program, series by series

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA and Maison symphonique de Montréal, 8 p.m.
Les Grands spectacles Bell series
presented in collaboration with La Presse+, 98,5 FM, Rouge 107,3 Montréal and MAX

Pierre Lapointe, Amours, délices et orgues — June 14 to 16, additional show June 17, Maison symphonique de Montréal
An extraordinary project somewhere between song, design, dance and monologue. Pierre Lapointe never ceases to surprise the public! Daniel Bélanger, Paloma. Opening act: Octave NoireJune 17, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, PdA
Daniel Bélanger arrives in top form with his show Paloma, updated after two previous Métropolis dates. Get ready for an evening of delighted nostalgia as the artist delivers all his hits!Katerine in concert, accompanied by Dana Ciocarlie on piano. Opening act: Tim DupJune 9, Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA
Sublimely eccentric charm and off-the-wall humour: the irreplaceable Katerine presents her 10th album, Katerine Le film, in a duet with pianist Dana Ciocarlie.Klô Pelgag and l’Orchestre du Temple Thoracique. Opening act: Mon Doux Saigneur solo — June 10, Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA
For one and only one night, Klô Pelgag performs her latest album, L’Étoile thoracique, in its entirety, accompanied by a 29-piece orchestra.Vincent Delerm, À présent. Opening act: Vianney June 13, Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA
It’s a first Francos visit for this apostle of French chanson, a master of elegance and sensitivity, armed with his 6th masterpiece, À présent.Louis-Jean Cormier, Les passages secrets (solo) | Martin Léon, Pleine lune June 14, Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA
Two friends sharing a double bill! First, an intimate rendezvous with Louis-Jean Cormier solo, followed by Martin Léon, back after a long absence.

Thomas Fersen, Un coup de queue de vache. Opening act: Marcie June 15, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA
Celebrating 25 years of musical travels, Thomas Fersen stages a unique conceptual show fusing songs, monologues, tales and poems.  

Claude Dubois, Dubois en liberté. June 16, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA — In collaboration with Radio-classique
An unforgettable evening with a true giant of Québécois song, blessed with one of our most remarkable voices, and a ton of immortal classics.

Safia Nolin. Opening act: BlondinoJune 17, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, PdA
Named discovery of the year at the most recent Gala de l’ADISQ, Safia Nolin takes on Théâtre Maisonneuve with songs from her highly acclaimed album Limoilou and her recent Reprises Vol.1.

Métropolis, 9 p.m.
Les Nuits Ford series
presented in collaboration with ICI Musique, CKOI 96,9, MusiquePlus and

Rymz et la Mifa. Opening act: SouldiaJune 9
A genuine star of Québécois hip-hop, Rymz burns up the Métropolis stage accompanied by Shash’U and the whole clan from Joy Records. A show party packed with good vibes!

Peter Peter, Noir éden | Julien Doré, & June 10
A double bill of the best in Franco electro-pop! First up, Peter Peter and his wonderful Noir éden, followed by France’s Julien Doré with his tender, intimate 4th album, &.  

Un Air, Deux Familles: Les Ogres de Barback and Les Hurlements d’Léo June 14 
Fifteen years after joining forces to record legendary live album Un Air, Deux Familles, these two major bands from the French alternative scene reunite for an anniversary tour.

MHD. Opening act: Misa June 15 and 16
THE new phenomenon of French rap, for two evenings in Métropolis!

Éric Lapointe. Opening act: Rémi Chassé June 17
Our official rock hero, famed for concerts that always morph into memorable events, returns to fire up his loyal audience.

Club Soda, 7 p.m.
Tendances SiriusXM series
presented in collaboration with CKOI 96,9 and CIBL 101,5 Radio-Montréal

Corneille, Avec classe : une celebration de 15 ans en chanson. Opening act: Marco VolcyJune 9
His famed hit Parce qu’on vient de loin just turned 15, and Corneille celebrates with an utterly unique show!

Georgio, Héra Tour. Opening act: Shawn Jobin June 10
An unusual Parisian rapper, Georgio visits us with his new album, Héra, and his hard-hitting, on-target rhymes.

Alexandre PoulinJune 13
Armed with his latest album, Les temps sauvages, Alexandre Poulin unfurls catchy pop garnished with wonderful stories and soaring arrangements. 

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains. Opening act: Barbagallo June 14
The Bristol group rolls in with their 8th album, Solide Mirage, unveiling pop inspired by multicultural influences.

Fred Fortin, Ultramarr. Opening act: Maude Audet — June 15
It’s the triumphant return of Fred Fortin, whose latest release, Ultramarr, took home the Félix Award for Album of the Year—Critics’ Choice.

BigFlo & Oli. Opening act: Roméo Elvis x Le Motel June 16
After an impressively notable performance at the Francos last year, welcome back two young brothers from Toulouse, delivering catchy rap that avoids all the clichés. Not to be missed!  

Patrice Michaud, Almanach June 17
After hitting the charts hard with his debut album Almanach, Patrice Michaud brings it to us live!

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

École nationale de la chanson with guest Philippe Brach June 8
Here’s your chance to discover the next Damien Robitaille or Safia Nolin, two remarkable graduates of this school. This year’s special guest: Philippe Brach.

Carotté | Orloge Simard June 9
Break out the straw hats and the safety pins: it’s an unhinged folk-trash double bill! Country-folk balladry from Orloge Simard, followed by super-fun punkified trad Québécois songs—the Sex Pistols meet La Bolduc—served up by Carotté.

Luc De Larochellière, Autre monde June 10
An icon of our national repertoire, Luc De Larochellière presents his 11th album, Autre monde, showcasing the themes of travel and dreaming.

Paradis | Le Couleur June 13
It’s a double bill guaranteed to transport everyone to a free-floating discotheque: first, Le Couleur with disco-accented indie music, followed by electronica duo Paradis.

Sally Folk. Opening act: Andy St-LouisJune 14
The ever-impulsive Sally Folk presents her newest opus, Troisième acte, a marriage of Romanticism and irreverence.

Caroline Savoie in concertJune 15
Caroline Savoie presents her first full-length release: a seductive, sensitive album that showcases her warm timbre and disarming charm.

Émile Bilodeau, Rites de passage. Opening act: Jérôme St-Kant June 16
After a memorable turn at the 2015 Francos, young Émilie Bilodeau returns, frisky as ever, with her debut album.

Bernhari presents Solastalgia. Opening act: Fishbach June 17
Bernhari returns with a new show packed with songs from his 2nd album.

Cinquième Salle, 8:30 p.m.
Chansons intimes series
presented in collaboration with 98,5 FM and ICI Musique

Yann Perreau, Perreau et la lune. Opening act: Laura Lefebvre June 9
Marking the 10th anniversary of Perreau et la Lune, Yann Perreau presents a unique, intimate concert in tandem with keyboardist Alex McMahon.

Ingrid St-Pierre, Fanny Bloom, Delphine Coutant, III 3June 10
When three talented singers combine their creativity, you get a trio full of charm, finesse and the passion of piano.

Catherine Major, La maison du monde. Opening act: Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé June 14
A vibrant artist in eternal evolution, Catherine Major invites us into La maison du monde.

Albin de la Simone | Saratoga June 15
A refined, sumptuous double bill matching the vocal harmonies of duo Saratoga with the luminous songs of France’s Albin de la Simone.

Richard Séguin, Les horizons nouveauxJune 16
An ageless artist, the great Richard Séguin presents his most recent album in a show featuring unique staging.

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, June 13, 14, 15, 16 and 22, 8 p.m.; June 17, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; June 25, 3 p.m.

Demain matin, Montréal m’attend — Presented by Radio-Canada
The legendary musical comedy by Michel Tremblay and François Dompierre is reborn on the stage of the TNM! A must-see event.

Tickets on sale this Thursday, April 13, at noon
Exclusive presale for Spectra Newsletter subscribers: Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Ford Rising Star competition: a showcase for the next generation!

The Ford Rising Star competition is back for a 6th edition! Now’s the time to register for singer-songwriters at Once again, there are wonderful prizes to be won, offered by Ford and CKOI 96.9.

7th edition of Les Rendez-vous Pros des Francos

Les Rendez-vous Pros welcomes over 150 professionals (programmers, agents, managers, Québec 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 12 to Thursday, June 15.

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

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