Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

June 11, 2015 18:00 ET

Montreal's Summer Beat in Perfect Tune With the FrancoFolies

Government of Canada proudly supports for a 27th year this music festival showcasing francophone music in Canada

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 11, 2015) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions and Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today joined the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, in announcing funding for the FrancoFolies de Montréal.

The support from Canada Economic Development, provided to FrancoFolies for its 2015 and 2016 editions, has been awarded in the form of a $600,000 non-repayable contribution through the Quebec Economic Development Program. This amount serves to finance the promotion and commercialization of the event on foreign markets.

Canadian Heritage, for its part, has granted $175,000 in funding for the programming of the 2015 FrancoFolies festival. This assistance, delivered through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, is intended to support the dissemination and discovery of French-language music.

Quick facts

  • From June 11 to 20, festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy musical performances by well-known artists as well as to discover emerging new talents.
  • Music fans from here and all over will be treated to a diversified lineup of over 250 shows, including more than 150 free outdoor concerts to satisfy the hundreds of thousands of visitors who will be in Montréal to experience this only festival of its kind in North America.
  • FrancoFolies helps build Montréal's international reputation and allows musical artists from Quebec, Canada and across the French-speaking world to showcase their music through their unique styles and sounds.

Quotes

"FrancoFolies de Montréal is a major tourist draw for the region. The assistance we are providing is in line with our mandate to stimulate sectors of activity that, like tourism, make a significant contribution to the economic health of a region. I am also pleased that we are supporting the success of a festival that, since its creation, has become a can't-miss event for artists of the Francophonie."

Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"Our government is proud to be associated with the FrancoFolies festival, an event that devotes a good share of its programming to up-and-coming artists while furthering the reach and influence of French-language music and of our cultural heritage."

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Related links

FrancoFolies de Montréal

Quebec Economic Development Program

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Media Relations
    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    514-283-8818
    media@dec-ced.gc.ca

    Vincent Rabault
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
    514-496-1282
    vincent.rabault@miga-maig.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca

    Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788