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
La Renarde, sur les traces de Pauline Julien — June 8, Théâtre Maisonneuve — With 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 Bell — An 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 Maisonneuve — A 50-year career and an incredible array of hits: a rendezvous with the velvet-voiced rocker.
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: Pomme — June 13, Théâtre Maisonneuve — Unclassifiable 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 Montréal — Alain 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.
Grand Corps Malade, Le tour du Plan B. Opening act: David Goudreault — June 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 Maisonneuve — A performance imbued with humanity, tenderness, smiles and laughter. A musical symbiosis of words and images.
Brel Symphonique — June 15 and 16, Maison symphonique de Montréal — With 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
TTC 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 9 — A massive hip hop soirée: Brussels meets Montréal.
Eddy de Pretto. Opening act: Clara Luciani — June 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 13 — A double bill celebrating French chanson with two of the most exciting emerging artists in the genre.
Galaxie. Opening act: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire — June 14 — A 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 16 — French 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 8 — An evening of full-on energy celebrating rock and the party spirit! On the program: three definitive groups representing the Québécois alternative scene.
Canailles. Opening acts: Mon Doux Saigneurand Les Royal Pickles — June 9 — Eight supercharged musicians throw a wild party just the way we like ’em!
Soirée Vintage à l’os: Seba and Horg | Dubmatique — June 12 — Ready for your hip-hop lesson? Welcome a crew of ’90s stars sharing an utterly wild double bill.
Roxane Bruneau. Opening act: Pierre-Hervé Goulet — June 13 — After 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 14 — Two artists bring their lyrics and rhythms into the arena, each with a new album to unveil.
Émile Bilodeau. Opening act: Sara Dufour — June 15 — Matching 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 16 — Bohemian 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!
GiedRé, GiedRé est les gens | Daniel Grenier — June 9 — A 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 13 — Let’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 14 — Winner 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. 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 16 — The 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
Roch Voisine, Une heure avec Roch Voisine — June 8 to 10 — He 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 13 — A 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 14 — Eleven years after her last visit to the Francos, the singer returns with her angelic voice and songs from her most recent album, 5.
Andréanne A. Malette — June 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 Vollant — June 16 — Delicate 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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