Francofolies de la Capitale culturelle (Festival: Sept. 23-25)
In celebration of this year’s designation, the Carrefour de l’Isle Saint-Jean, Les Francofolies de Charlottetown and their community partners are preparing an extensive program under the umbrella theme of « Les Francofolies de la Capitale culturelle », where Acadian and francophone heritage, culture and talent will be featured in a series of events throughout the year, celebrating this rich contribution to the cultural strength of the community. The Cultural Capital of Canada program will support a Francophone cultural festival and new youth arts project, le Festival de la rentrée, scheduled for this fall.
Les Francofolies de Charlottetown: Back in Full Force, from September 23 to 25, 2011
An excellent program and fun for all!
Les Francofolies de Charlottetown's organizers are pleased to unveil what’s in store for this year’s festival. Exclusive events, concerts and unexpected activities await festival-goers from September 23 to 25, 2011.
Festival president Eric Godin is very proud of the festival’s line-up of concerts and activities. “This year’s program is unprecedented for the capital region. Given that several of the concerts and activities will be bilingual, I would like to extend a special invitation to members of the Anglophone community, who are most welcome to join us at this wonderful celebration of Francophone culture in Charlottetown. I would also like to thank the Confederation Bridge and Michel Le Chasseur, General Manager, for his support.”
Friday, September 23: A “Women and Song” Cabaret Night (indoors, venue to be determined).
Ginette We are crazy about her colorful personality. Authentic and modern, her songs have conquered Quebec and the Maritimes. Ginette is also a Chocolate Maker, as sweet as her songs…
Marie-Philippe Bergeron From Petit Rocher, Marie-Philippe is the new sensation from New Brunswick. Winner of a Prix Eloize in 2010, she is since quite busy.
Angie Arsenault ANGIE is back! Born in Mont Carmel, Angie now lives in Montreal. She is working on a new album to be released this fall. She is offering an exclusive bilingual performance!
Saturday, September 24, in Confederation Landing Park: a showcase of rising francophone stars featuring four bands.
Richelieu’s Young Bands @Work 4 bands made up of students will perform on stage. Future stars to discover!
Radio Radio A very well known French hip hop band, you will wonder what language they speak. That’s because… they Rap - in - Chiac! Nonetheless, they are having a huge success in Quebec, they just performed at this somewhat bigger festival, les Francofolies de montreal and it was full house!
Glamour Puss This Blues Band, well known on the Island, will present a bilingual show. It’s always fun to dance to their music.
Le Groupe Tradition The best Trad Music! This Acadian band will put a zesty folk feeling to this evening, like a real kitchen party.
Sunday, September 25: Les Francofolies de Charlottetown invite everyone to a cultural family day with live music, activities for kids and a barbecue! A car show will also be on site. Les Francofolies de Charlottetown are in association with the Last Call Show and Shine, organiser of the car show, to present this family activity.
The detailed schedule of activities is available here.
The Minister of Tourism and Culture, the Honourable Robert Vessey, is very happy about the project. “The Province of Prince Edward Island is a proud supporter of Les Francofolies de Charlottetown. Cultural activities such as this festival not only enrich the lives of residents, they attract visitors seeking genuine cultural experiences to Prince Edward Island.”
The Deputy Mayor of Charlottetown, Stu MacFadyen, is glad to hold such an event in the City. “The City of Charlottetown is happy to support the 2011 Edition of Les Francofolies de Charlottetown through its Cultural Capital of Canada designation for 2011. This represents another wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contribution of the Acadian and Francophone community to the cultural landscape of our Capital City, the Birthplace of Confederation”.
Tickets for the festival will be on sale in August in all six French schools and community centres of the province. Tickets will also be available on the event’s Website at www.francofoliesipe.ca.