Rimouski live mode Bryan Adams
Photo Agence QMI, Simon Clark
Bryan Adams will be the focal point during Major Holidays, Telus in Rimouski, a four-day festival that begins tonight at the parc Beauséjour.
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:13
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:22
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While Quebec still recovering from the passage of the stars of the Festival of summer and Ed Sheeran, Rimouski is preparing to be swarmed by fans of Bryan Adams in from across the country, the United States, France and even Japan.
It is Thursday evening that will be given to the kick-off of the 11th edition of the Great Feasts Telus and even if the canadian star of the rock is not likely to rise on the scene that Saturday, the Adamsmania is in full swing in the capital of the Bas-Saint-Laurent.
All tickets for the return to Rimouski, Bryan Adams (he had played at the Coliseum in February 2001) are being sold for a long time. It is expected to be between 22 000 and 24 000 spectators at the parc Beauséjour. The hotels are filled from Matane to Rivière-du-Loup and restaurant operators plan to double their turnover.
“This is our biggest edition “, confirms without hesitation the director-general of Major Festivals, Sébastien Noël.
“We are also planning to sell all the tickets for the other two parties “, he adds.
In addition to Adams, Éric Lapointe, Sum 41 and DJ Champion are the headliners of the edition 2017 of the festival rimouskois.
In the past, the Major Festivals in particular have received the visit of Billy Talent, Weezer, The Offspring, Dennis DeYoung. But nothing compares to the coming of the one who has popularized the (Everything I Do) I Do It For You and Summer of ‘69.
“Bryan Adams, it allows us to make our name through the festival circuit in Quebec. This is a big step that you climb, ” says Sébastien Noël.
The results are there. According to Mr. Christmas, 70 % of festival-goers come from outside of Rimouski. And it not only speaks of the neighbouring regions. “We have people from France, some of the people of Japan. There is also American because we are near the border, many visitors to New Brunswick, Montreal and Quebec city. “
Ten nights of music
Even if the Major Festivals are beginning on Thursday evening, Rimouski is already in music mode since Friday. To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the City has presented six evenings of free music on the rue Saint-Germain.
“With Heritage Canada, the concept was to make 150 artists, but he had to have one of each province and territory. So it was very diverse. It was the Porn Flakes, Radio Radio, Bodh’aktan, Grim Skunk, the Royal 22nd Regiment, and several others, ” points out Sébastien Noël.
Summing up the four days of Major Festivals, Rimouski will, therefore, have been entitled to ten evenings of music during the month of July. And it’s just the beginning. The Big Parties have the firm intention to get other big stars. “We think already to the next year “, concludes Sébastien Noël.
Great feasts Telus – 5 shows not to be missed
Passing in Rimouski as of Thursday evening, you probably won’t want to miss these shows offered at the parc Beauséjour.
Archival Photo Simon Clark
Thirty years of career and a long list of hits. It is no surprise that Bryan Adams makes mobs running around wherever he goes. Rimouski will be no exception.
Saturday, 22 July, 21: 30
Photo Annie T Roussel
As Bryan Adams, Eric Lapointe is such a magnet for fans of pop-rock. His endearing personality and his songs unifying make it a perennial favorite of the crowd.
On Thursday evening, 21: 30
Mine nothing, the punk – rock-metal canadian rolls his hump for over twenty years. After a long silence, Sum 41 released in 2016 a new album.
Friday, 21 July, 21: 30
Photo archive Annie T Roussel
For a party of dance insured to fulfil its promises, it is difficult to move on to the next Champion, for whom this will be a return to the festival rimouskois.
Sunday, 23 July, 21: 30
This duo of Chapais is living a fairy tale since the release of his first album. The protected Mario Pelchat have been tremendously successful in accumulating the hits on the radio.
Thursday evening, 19: 30