Positive balance despite the grey skies at Festivent

News 7 August, 2017
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    The pane family and the traditional flight of hot air balloons have suffered from the bad weather.

    Dominique Lelièvre

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 23:01

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 23:01

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    The gray weather has played against the organizers of the Festivent, who hoped to attract even more festival-goers for this 35th edition. The director general, Sébastien Huot, remains satisfied and full of ambition for the future of the festival.

    At the head of the event for the past 14 years, Sébastien Huot has the feeling to have been at the pitch with his team drawing again this year several international stars without neglecting the artists from quebec and the family component.

    “We feel that the festival has the wind in its sails and, despite the weather, we can see that people enjoy “, he observed, Sunday, a few hours before the trio alternative Sublime with Rome goes on stage to close the event.

    Traffic stable

    The Festivent has taken off in the last week with a temperature worthy of the most beautiful days of the summer, but the rain and cold have dampened the enthusiasm of festival-goers during the weekend.

    Without the advance of statistics, Mr. Huot provides a traffic stable or slightly increase compared to previous years, the holding of a sixth night of spectacle to compensate for the whims of mother Nature.


    Sebastien Huot holds among its highlights is the concert of Milky Chance, who drew a large crowd, and Good Charlotte, even if the atmosphere was more intimate because of the threat of rain. “The diehards remained and that was a good show in the end “, he says.

    The director-general was now put to work in the next edition. “My ultimate goal is to fill my site at full capacity every night of the festival,” says Mr. Huot, who hopes to move closer to its goal by 2018.

    It does not mean a price spike at the ticket office, so that the party remains accessible.