The Franco-Fête unveils the initial lineup of artists for its 35th edition
The Franco-Fête de Toronto organization today unveiled the initial lineup of artists taking part in the 35th edition of the event that will run from June 23 to 25 at the Harbourfront Centre. The 2017 edition of the Franco-Fête will deliver a musical festival with an expansive roster of sounds and sources to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, all for free!
This year’s program will feature Étienne Fletcher from Saskatchewan, with his dynamic show covering everything from rock to blues, folk to pop, and dance; Amélie et les singes bleus for lovers of cabaret-jazz-country-ska-mariachi-swing- torch-Motown-samba-rock and roll-trip hop; Bengale, the duo of composers and producers from Bordeaux, whose overflowing imaginations feed their pure vision of pop, a touch of chill, the occasional dash of rap and electronic, and a smidgen of classical; BAM, a band hailing from the Outaouais, will captivate you with its show for young people blending humour, physical prowess and percussion; Karim Ouellet takes it to the world of pop, flirting with graceful insouciance with soul, reggae, rock, and electronic. And last but not least, Marie-Claude Sarault, winner of Planète BRBR and Kymia, winner of Rond-Point 2016.
As well, to make sure it celebrates Canada’s 150th in style, the Franco-Fête de Toronto is pleased to welcome a Francophone show on June 24. “It is a great honour for the Franco-Fête de Toronto to be able to host this show. In fact, that is part of the reason why we decided to change our dates and return to the Harbourfront Centre,” explained Franco-Fête President Richard Kempler. The details of this epic event will be unveiled shortly.
Don’t miss the 35th edition of the Franco-Fête, Toronto’s flagship event celebrating the cultural wealth and diversity of its Francophone community! For the full Franco-Fête program lineup, go to www.franco-fete.ca