Festival Country Lotbinière (FCL) unveils its complete lineup for 2023, and you better be prepared for a festive weekend to remember! The summer event, which will run its 8th edition from June 15 to June 17, brings together, year after year, the best of Quebec, Canadian, and even American country artists at the heart of Saint-Agapit. At the forefront of the popular new country wave in Quebec since its beginnings, FCL is proud to again welcome artists who will be on their first visit in the province, as well as Canadian artists who have fallen in love with it. For the first time this year, the festival will be held from Thursday to Saturday, and a shuttle service will be offered to Lévis and Lotbinière residents in order to facilitate access to the event site while setting up a first milestone of the festival’s sustainable development policy.
“We are thrilled to announce the festival’s 8th lineup, which brings the best of Quebec, Canada, and US artists together! Again this year, you can expect different genres of country music, including folk-country, country-rock, bro-country, pop-country, as well as Francophone artists. It is really important for us to promote the whole spectrum and offer diversity to our festival goers.” says Guillaume Laflamme, co-founder of the festival.
To kick off the festivities, American country star Jameson Rodgers will hit the main stage on Thursday, June 15th, with his numerous hits, which include his single “Some Girls” and his popular duet with Luke Combs’s “Cold Beer Calling My Name.” Just before, Travis Denning will have country fans sing at the top of their lungs to “Dirt Road Down,” “After a Few,” and “Buy a Girl a Drink,” and rising Canadian star Owen Riegling will open the show, and prove how ready he is for the big stage! On the Kia Stage, Justin Berth, The Gambling Line, and Bridge will welcome fans starting at 3:00 PM and get the party going.
On Friday, the site will open with Quebec artists The Wild Palominos, Andie Therio, and Blue Ridge Band on the Kia stage. The rising French country star Francis Degrandpré will set the main stage on fire before making way for Canadian artist Robyn Ottolini who we know thanks to her huge hit F150. Announced a few months ago, Russell Dickerson will make country fans sing and dance the night away to “Yours,” “She Likes It” and “Every Little Thing.”
Fred Dionne and Vince Lemire with their country-rock, country-folk, and bro-country. Phil G Smith will return to open the main stage, as he did in 2021, this time for the Canadian star Mackenzie Porter followed by the artist with the most #1 hits on Canadian country radio for the past ten years, Canadian country star Dallas Smith! To close this 8th edition, the gates will open to the sound of Quebecers Karo Laurendeau.
Guillaume Laflamme shares,
“It is such an accomplishment for us to bring American artists like Russell Dickerson, Jameson Rodgers, and Travis Denning together for our festival. Since 2015, we have worked hard to bring credibility to the Quebec country music market for Canadian and international promoters and their artists. We’ve been at the frontline of this new country wave and couldn’t be more proud of the mark we are making in the business. Sharing our passion with thousands of festival-goers year after year is what makes us happy!”
Yves Gingras, Mayor of Saint Agapit says,
“In my name as well as on behalf of the Municipal Council, it is my pleasure to welcome and actively collaborate with the 8th edition of the Festival Country Lotbinière in our city. I encourage the entire population to enjoy this major event in Saint-Agapit.”
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