Following a forced break in 2020 and a reduced formula last year, it’s time for a flamboyant 15ᵉ edition of the Festival de La Poutine! On August 25, 26 and 27, festival-goers are expected to celebrate in style at Drummondville’s Marcel-Dionne Center! The organizing committee has the best recipe to hold a memorable event: top quality music on 2 stages, 19 concerts and 10 poutiniers who will engage in fierce competition as well as the return of the Trois Accords on stage to mark this 15ᵉ anniversary!
Simon Proulx, general manager explains:
“We are very happy to take the stage to experience this special edition with festivalgoers. In creating the Festival, we wanted to make an event that would last over time and establish itself as a showcase for popular music in Drummondville. Above all, we wanted people to make it their own. Reaching the 15ᵉ anniversary is a great moment for us because it would not be possible without all the motivation of volunteers, partners and the enthusiasm of festival-goers!”
Festival-goers will be happy to learn of the return of the Loto-Québec Stage and the addition of the Hydro-Québec Stage, which they enjoyed for the first time in 2019. A wide range of artists in the spotlight and favorites to discover are part of this program. DJ Raven (Éliane Viens-Synnott) will also ensure that the atmosphere is at its best between concerts!
Thursday’s opening night will feature the refreshing Ariane Roy, who has won numerous awards for her uninhibited alternative pop melodies. The festive anthems of the Quebec folk/bluegrass group Redneck Bluegrass Project will then take center stage. To close the show, the public will be able to applaud one of its favorites: the endearing Émile Bilodeau. On the Hydro-Québec stage, singer-songwriter Marilyne Léonard will be on hand with her agile voice and unique phrasing. The performances of rappers Zach Zoya and Souldia will then be offered to festival-goers.
Friday will be a very significant night for Les Trois Accords who will take the stage. Their last show was on the 10ᵉ anniversary. “We are currently following a special training program and a hyper-protein diet in order to arrive at this evening with maximum muscle. We can’t wait!” says Simon Proulx. Still on the Loto-Québec stage, the band will be preceded by the pop of Bon Enfant and the unfiltered universe of Lou-Adriane Cassidy. On the other stage, it will be an opportunity to be transported into the rap universe of 3 artists: Fredz, Lary Kidd and Koriass.
This anniversary edition will end with big names on Saturday. On the main stage, rapper 20Some, a famous member of the Dead Obies, will present his first solo album. Hubert Lenoir will then return to the stage with his always exceptional performance. Final showdown: the unique rapper Loud will bring the crowd to its feet! On the Scène Hydro-Québec, the evening will begin with the winner of the 2022 Francouvertes. Then it’s time to discover the voice of Pelch, who leaves no one indifferent, and to dive into the free pop of Laurence-Anne. The exceptional Ariane Moffatt will charm the public during the closing ceremony of this edition.
The return of the poutiniers’ competition
Who will win this year’s Fork of Gold? It will be time to choose the best poutine among the 10 street trucks present on the site. Poutiniers will compete with each other to win the most prestigious prize in Quebec!
Buy your tickets now
The three-day passport is available in presale for only $35. Note: 2500 tickets are available at this price. The passport will then be available for $45. Single day tickets are also available for $28. Admission to the site is free for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at Drummondville’s IGA stores, at Canadian Tire in Drummondville and at festivaldelapoutine.com.
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