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Feist under the stars

Feist under the stars

The global indie sensation in the TD Grand Opening Event

Montreal, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 — In keeping with a tradition that has presented major opening events for every edition—featuring such previous luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Rufus Wainwright and Pat Metheny, among many others—the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal invites its huge fanbase to join us for this year’s free TD Grand Opening Event starring Feist. It’s a king-sized surprise, a coup programmed by the organizers of the Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan! And since this is the Canadian singer’s first Festival visit since 2005, we had to stage it Big Time: so here she is, to the guaranteed universal delight of Festival fans, in a major free outdoor opening event on Friday, June 28 at 9:30 p.m., from the TD Stage in the Place des Festivals! This event will be presented in collaboration with SiriusXM. And talk about getting the 34th edition off to a flying start!

Propelled onto the international scene by the memorable hits Mushaboom, Gate Keeper and 1234, Feist is now a glittering star in the indie galaxy—beloved, imitated, but enduringly unequaled and unsurpassed. With 11 Juno Awards to her credit—including Artist of the Year in 2012, for the second time—the musician confirmed the incredible range of her talents with her most recent album, Metals, which zoomed into the Billboard Top 10. “Uber-cool, untamed and magnificent” according to Inrocks magazine, the album was released after what seemed an interminable absence. We simply can’t wait to experience it live!

The entire free outdoor program of concerts and activities of the 34th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will be unveiled on Tuesday, June 4.

The 34th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will be held from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, July 7, 2013.