The Franco-Fête Releases the Full Program Lineup for its 34th Edition of the Biggest Annual International Francophonie Festival in Toronto.
FROM JULY 15 to 17, plug into the Francophonie for the 34th edition of the Franco-Fête de Toronto live from Yonge-Dundas Square. The 2016 edition of the Franco-Fête will be a musicfest in the best tradition, spotlighting some of today’s top Francophone artists, all for free!
Torontonians can look forward to getting a taste of the best of Canadian Francophone music with a selection of electro-jazz, hip-hop, blues and pop, and a generous smattering of world and rock music. Franco-Fête President Richard Kempler notes that “most of the artists who will be appearing on stage this year come from the first four provinces of Canada’s Confederation: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, as a nod to the rapidly approaching 2017.”
This year’s program lineup will feature Valaire (formerly Misteur Valaire), a band with electro-jazz-hip-hop-rock influences and some rather unusual sounds; Caroline Savoie, with her intimate and comforting songs, and her powerful and unique voice; Cy, the band that manages to blend folk, progressive and traditional sounds; the highly appealing Mélanie Brulée; the highly energetic Mehdi Cayenne, who mixes world, pop, funk and slam influences; Les Ogres de Barback, a very popular French band that draws from the greats (Brassens, Renaud, Perret…), 1980s alternative rock, and music from the East; BKO Quintet, with the promise of a visit to the heart of today’s Mali; Janie with her “hybrid jazz” style made up of soul, blues, jazz and lots of Latin colour; DJ UnPier, for whom no festival is too big or small when it comes to getting people dancing.
There will be lots of daytime activities for everyone on Saturday and Sunday, including kids, adults, Francophones and Francophile, in the form of shows, entertainment, booths, bars and food concessions. The Franco-Fête’s location at Yonge-Dundas Square, the country’s busiest intersection, is an ideal hub from which to radiate the Francophonie. Every day, more than 60,000 pedestrians and 55,000 vehicles use this intersection, which is located right in the centre of downtown Toronto.
This year, the Franco-Fête will feature some very special activities for our younger visitors. Geneviève Cholette (Les Chiclettes) will give a show and a workshop on musical comedy presented by Studio Unio.
Don’t miss the 34th edition of the Franco-Fête, Toronto’s landmark event celebrating the rich and diverse culture of its Francophone community! For the full program lineup for the Franco-Fête, visit www.franco-fete.ca
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The Franco-Fête de Toronto thanks the Government of Ontario, the Office of Francophone Affairs, Canadian Heritage and all of its partners for supporting the 34th edition.
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La Franco-Fête de Toronto |July 15 to 17, 2016 |Yonge-Dundas Square |FREE EVENT