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La Franco-Fête de Toronto – la version torontoise des Francopholies (#309)

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ADDENDUM 30-07-2015

Usually I add addendums at the end of blog posts, but owing to the significance of this one, I’ll it at the front.  By the end of this years Franco-fête in Toronto over the course of two weeks, 100 concerts took place with over 350 singers.  Estimates were that between 700,000 and 1,000,000 (million) people attended the concerts in Dundas Square at one point or another.  HUGE SUCCESS!

D’habitude j’ajoute des addendum à la fin des billets…  Mais compte tenu du succès de la Franco-fête cette année, je le crois une bonne idée de mettre cet addendum en haut du billet.   Durant les deux semaines de la Franco-fête, plus de 100 concerts ont eu lieu avec plus de 350 chanteurs participants dans la place Dundas à Toronto.   Les organisateurs croient qu’entre 700,000 et 1,000,000 (million) personnes l’ont assisté les concerts à un moment ou à un autre.  Un ÉNORME SUCCÈS!


I’m inserting a quick post about an event that is going on right now in Toronto (this will be of interest to followers in South-Central Ontario).

Franco-Fête is the Toronto equivalent of Les Francofolies de Montréal outdoor concert week (click here for last years’ post on Les Francofolies).  

Along with la Fête Franco-Ontarienne in Ottawa, FRANCO-FÊTE is one of the larger French-language concert weeks in Ontario.   This is my first year attending it, and there is no shortage of events!!

The main concerts are being held in downtown Toronto at Dundas Square, in addition to other venues all around the city.

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D.Sq.

Franco-Fête is going on right now.   Some of the big names, from various provinces this year are

  • Arianne Moffatt
  • Radio Radio
  • Swing
  • Zachary Richard
  • Lisa Leblanc
  • Kevin Parent
  • Louis-Jean Cormier

A good number of well-known Franco-Ontariens are also being featured, such as

  • Mélanie Brulée
  • Les Chiclettes
  • Yao
  • Stef Paquette

And there are many many others!

You can find the complete concert and event listings at

http://www.franco-fete.ca/

Last night some friends and I checked out the concert given by the popular Acadian group Radio Radio.

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Have fun!!

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