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FESTIVAL D'ÉTÉ FRANCOPHONE DE VANCOUVER

Festival ete francophone vancouver

Every June since 1990, Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver organizes the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver (Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival), one of the most important cultural and musical francophone events in Western Canada.

Discover more than a week of concerts under the banner of international francophone music. In a lively atmosphere, thousands of people come together to hear artists from across Canada and around the world. Our audience is not limited to the Francophone and Francophile community, but includes the population of Vancouver at large as well as tourists who are interested in taking in a cultural experience that is unique on the West Coast!

The Festival is:

  • One of the most important francophone rendez-vous  west of Ottawa
  • A way to abolish language barriers and promote multiculturalism

Since its first year, Le Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver has presented many international artists such as Daniel Bélanger, Patrice Michaud, Pierre Lapointe, Coeur de Pirate, Linda Lemay, Zachary Richard, Les Cowboys Fringants, La Compagnie Créole, Ariane Moffatt, Paul Piché...

 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

 

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DANIEL BÉLANGER + PATRICE MICHAUD

Location Scène Unis TV - West 7th Avenue (Entre les rues Granville et Fir), Vancouver

On June 16, the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver will welcome two of the most award winning francophone artists of the year on the Unis TV outddoor stage on 7th Avenue.

Take in Montreal's vibrant culture without leaving the city! No need to speak French to fall in love with these two top musicians straight from la belle province.   

 

On Saturday June 16, the Unis TV outdoor stage in front of the Maison de la francophonie on West 7th Avenue in Vancouver will be the highlight of the 29th annual program of the Festival d’été francophone de Vancouver. Two artists will take turns on stage to present an eclectic performance where the audience will discover some of the best French-language music produced in Canada today. The show will open with the pop-rock music of Patrice Michaud, and will be followed by Daniel Bélanger, who will bring us all the new songs from Paloma album along with his greatest hits from the abundant discography of past years.

 

PRICE :
 

 

Membre

Regular

Under 18

Under 5

Presale

$25

$30

$15

Free

At the door

$30

$35

$20

Free

 

Presale is now closed, tickets will be available for sale today at the door starting at 6 p.m.

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** Our annual memberships start at $5 and give you the opportunity to purchase up to 4 tickets at the member price, per show.  - Become a member

CSF students get a 50% discount upon presentation of a valid CSF student ID. Purchase can only be made in person or over the phone - Offer valid only for one ticket per student.

 

 

 

PATRICE MICHAUD


Award winner at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby in 2009, Patrice Michaud released his first album entitled Le triangle des Bermudes(The Bermuda Triangle) in 2011. A tour of 125 concerts ensued, taking him to many places in the francophone world, and earning him numerous distinctions including two Félix awards at the 2012 Gala de l'ADISQ (Quebec Music Industry Award).


After winning the Félix award for folk album of the year for his second album, Le feu de chaque jour (The Fire of Each Day), Patrice ended his tour with a sheaf of honours: the 2014 SOCAN Prix de la chanson, the Félix award for script writer of the show of the year and nominations for Song of the Year at the 2015 ADISQ Gala. The author of the hit songs ''Mécaniques générales'' and ''Je cours après Marie'' released a third album in the winter of 2017, Almanach. The first cut, ''Kamikaze'' (Song of the Year at the last Gala de l'ADISQ), was ranked at the top of the charts for several weeks.


Winner of the Félix award for best male singer of the year at the 2017 Gala de l'ADISQ, Patrice Michaud is back on stage with his show ''Almanach''. He is back to bring his fans the melodies that made him famous and his stories, both funny and moving, that have brought the artist so close to his audience, transforming every performance into an intimate experience.

 

 

 

DANIEL BÉLANGER


Celebrating over 25 years of his musical career, singer-songwriter-composer Daniel Bélanger already holds a very special place in the hearts of francophone audiences. This year, he has released Paloma, a travelling album, and one of the most anticipated recordings of the year. Paloma means ''dove'' in Spanish. And as if on the wings of a dove, the new opus is punctuated with soaring musical flights that take us into an ice age, where the heart contracts before metamorphosing into the infinitely small, where the seeker of beauty believes he discovers the ''keyhole to freedom'' (Song ''Un'').

''Il y a tant à faire'', the first cut on the top of the radio charts, sets the scene: travelling through doubt on the waves of the soul, nothing can surpass this enchanting groove that sets our spirits dancing as much as our feet. Paloma is an alternation between sudden outbursts (in the surprising and powerful ''Métamorphose''), tender caresses (''Un deux trois j’aurai tout oublié''), disturbing interior plunges that leave the listener at the dawn of a new day (''Tout viendra s’effacer''). The melodies are accented and lifted by biting electric guitars, aerial choirs and an ingenious rhythmic texture. Although the multi-talented Daniel Bélanger does most of this himself (on voice, all kinds of different guitars, bass, drums, udu, banjo, harmonium and keyboard), he is supported at times by several seasoned collaborators, including Marc Chartrain (drums), Maxime Lalanne (drums) and Jean-François Lemieux (bass). The album was mixed partly in Los Angeles (Shaun Lopez) and in Montreal (Michel Bélanger and Claude Champagne).

The album has already garnered awards, in particular the JUNO award for francophone album of the year, as well as prizes for show of the year and pop album of the year at the most recent ADISQ Gala (Quebec Music Industry Award).

The release of this most recent album arrives with the good news of his return to the stage in Vancouver. Accompanied by a team of seasoned musicians, the singer-songwriter-composer promises to bring us all the new songs from Paloma along with his greatest hits from the abundant discography of past years, for the sheer delight of this year’s festivalgoers!

 

 

 

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