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Les Francos de Montréal Music Festival Announces Karkwa, Pomme and Arielle Soucy for 2024

The 25th anniversary of the francophone music festival has just unveiled its 2024 program which also includes Souldia, Les Louanges, Rau_Ze and Beyries.

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Marc-Étienne Mongrain

Les Francos de Montréal is kicking off its 35th edition with a lineup of artists from Quebec and elsewhere.

The festival, which celebrates francophone musical diversity, has just announced the artists who will participate in 2024's edition, from June 14 to 22. Renowned musicians like Polaris Prize-winners Karkwa, Pomme, Eddy de Pretto, Souldia, Francis Cabrel and Philippe Brach are headliners, but that only scratches the surface. Some 200 indoor and outdoor shows are planned, three-quarters of which are free.


When it comes to Quebec artist, another highlight is Marie-Annick Lépine, who opens the festival on the Bell stage at Place-des-Arts on June 14 during a free concert. Others include Quebec Redneck Bluegrass Project, comment debord, Arielle Soucy, Rau_Ze, Beyries, Gab Bouchard, Guylaine Tanguay, Le Roy, la Rose et le Lou[p], Lydia Képinski, Lary Kidd and Aliocha Schneider.

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The Ambiance R&B show will celebrate the francophone R&B genre with Corneille, Les Louanges, Barnev, Zaho, Vacra, Rau_Ze, Yellowstraps, Naomi, Naïma Frank and Shah Frank. They will perform together during the closing concert which will be held on June 22, still on the Bell stage and for free.

The festival also welcomes other international talents such as current sensations Los Eclipses, Bonnie Banane, Zaho de Sagazan and Miel de Montagne.

This year's edition of Les Francos of Montreal is dedicated to its founder Guy Latraverse and the memory of Quebec music hero Karl Tremblay of Les Cowboys Fringant, both recently deceased.

More names from the 2024 program will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, full lineup and tickets for paid shows are available here.

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