The Cowboys frisky, Ariane Moffatt and Jean-Marc Parent will tread the boards of Place Festivalma for the 43rd edition of Festirame to be held from July 2 to 10. The festival organizers announced on Thursday the artistic component of the event which includes eight nights of shows.
“We are very proud of our programming. The committee worked there since August. We wanted a diverse program for all ages. And I think we succeeded, “says Janie Maltais, executive director of the corporation Festivalma.
The Cowboys frisky launch the festivities on July 2 in the outdoor amphitheater. To reply to a wish of an older clientele, the festival team has added a show in the afternoon on Sunday. People are invited to bring their folding chairs to hear the tribute to Joe Dassin with Raphael Torr, 13 h 30. In the evening, the folk-pop duo Quebec, 2 Brothers, consisting of Erik and Sonny Caouette, Pacini who will take the stage.
Monday, the region’s artists will be honored. Jason Hudon and his group will animate the crowd from 21 pm. Jeanick Fournier arrive on scene around 22 am with his six musicians.
Tuesday will be the turn of Ariane Moffatt to tread the boards of the amphitheater.
The comedian Jean-Marc Parent, the Glam Rock show with Jean-Marc Couture, Rosa Laricchiuta and Matt Lawrence, singer King Melrose (blueberries box), The Box and David Jalbert and guests are also part of the program in 2016.
Passports are on sale from Friday morning exclusively on the website of Festivalma at a cost of $ 20 taxes included. The price will rise to $ 25 as of 17 May. Children nine and under, accompanied by an adult and on presentation of the health insurance card are admitted free on the site.
This year, the corporation is testing for the first time RFID technology with electronic passports. “This is a technology that can scan the passport to entry. Now we can know in real time the number of festivalgoers on our website. It’s a new technology we are delighted to integrate our organization, “added the CEO.
Party-goers will also be served this year. To extend the festive atmosphere of Festirame downtown, festival-goers will be treated to “Afters” evenings in some bars. Groups will perform at the Bell Café and the Blue Lion Microbrewery.