FrancoFolies de Montréal Les Francofolies de Montréal Bell Ford Motor Company of Canada
GOVERNMENT OF CANADA
Navdeep Bains
The Honourable
Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation,
Science and Economic Development
Melanie Joly
The Honourable
Mélanie Joly
Minister of Canadian Heritage

Welcome to the 29th FrancoFolies de Montréal!

This year, amid celebrations of Canada 150 and Montréal’s 375th anniversary, the festival will once again showcase the vitality and diversity of French song. This gathering, which attracts music lovers from around the world, plays a vital part in developing our cultural landscape and enhancing Montréal’s profile.

We would like to thank the organizers and artists participating in the 2017 FrancoFolies. Enjoy the festival!

GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC
Martin Coiteux
Martin Coiteux
Minister of Municipal Affairs
and Land Occupancy
Minister of Public Security
Minister responsible for the Montréal region
Julie Boulet
Julie Boulet
Minister of Tourism
Minister responsible for
the Mauricie region
Luc Fortin
Luc Fortin
Minister of Culture and Communications Minister responsible for the Protection
and Promotion of the
French Language Minister responsible for the Estrie region

The Government of Québec is proud to support the FrancoFolies de Montréal, a major event that annually charms hundreds of thousands of Montréalers and visitors who come to celebrate the world of French music.

The largest cultural event in America featuring French-language music, the FrancoFolies have become a signature event for Montréal, this year celebrating its 375th anniversary. This festival has won renown for the city worldwide as an international cultural powerhouse.

In addition to generating economic and tourism benefits for the Montréal region and the province of Québec, les FrancoFolies provide a showcase for the talent and creativity of musicians from around the world and offer festival-goers a unique opportunity to discover the exciting work of emerging as well as established artists.

We know you are going to enjoy this festival!

VILLE DE MONTRÉAL
Denis Coderre
Denis Coderre
Maire de Montréal

In addition to highlighting the francophone music scene in all its diversity, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal is a superb showcase for our city. Montréal is thus proud to support this festival, which marks its 29th edition in 2017.

This year, its excellent program will conclude on June 18 with a special evening dedicated to the 375th anniversary of our city. The year 2017 provides an opportunity to celebrate and commemorate several events that have shaped the course of our history.

Long live Montréal, and best success to Les FrancoFolies!

Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
France Chretien Desmarais
France Chrétien Desmarais
President of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary

An invitation to celebrate Montréal!

On the occasion of Montréal’s 375th anniversary, we are pleased to highlight the importance of francophone music to the DNA of our city and Québec. The FrancoFolies builds major bridges with the world music scene by inviting artists and tourists to discover the dynamism of North America’s largest francophone city.

This partnership with the FrancoFolies is our way of celebrating the richness of Montréal’s music scene. Our songwriters, composers and musicians occupy a unique place in the history and heritage of our city.

Montréal is alive. Montréalive!

TOURISME MONTRÉAL
Yves Lalumiere
Yves Lalumière
President and CEO
Tourisme Montréal

With 375 years of history behind it, Montréal is more vibrant than ever with the sound of Les FrancoFolies de Montréal! Featuring the very best from the French-language music scene, this event takes place in classic Montréal style, with a festive atmosphere and ubiquitous joie de vivre.

Tourisme Montréal is proud to partner with an event whose reputation extends far beyond our city limits. Without a doubt, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal is helping the destination attract a record number of tourists, with the amount of francophone visitors up by more than 10%.

Wishing you a wonderful festival!

Presented by Bell