• Envol et Macadam Festival

    Bar Tremblay

    Credit: Étienne Dionne

    Foule 2

    Credit: Étienne Dionne

    Naughts and Exes

    Credit: Cémont Films

    An urban festival featuring outdoor concerts and live indoor shows in downtown Quebec City venues since 1996. In 2018, the festival will be held from September 6th to 8th.

    • Quebec’s FIRST alternative music festival
    • Regional recipient of the GRANDS PRIX DU TOURISME 2010 (Quebec’s tourism awards)
    • Annually held in September, it’s the BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT
    • OUTDOOR VENUES  (Parc de l’Îlot Fleurie and Parc de l’Université du Québec), as well as indoor
    • An ECO-FRIENDLY event (on-site-recycling, recyclable cups, reusable bags etc.)
    • One of the eight events chosen to present a SPECIAL SHOW for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary in 2008


    • The festival has a SATISFACTION RATE of 97%*
    • On average 25 000 FESTIVAL-GOERS attend
    • More than 100 local and international BANDS participate each year
    • Its PUBLIC is young (15-35), male, dynamic and educated
    • The festival generates an ANNUAL REVENUE of over $1 million

    *Survey of 474 people during the 2008 edition of the festival. Margin of error of 4.2%,19 times out of 20.

    Few ambassadors

    1996-2005 : Les Colocs, Daniel Bélanger, Guttermouth, Grimskunk
    2006 : Alexisonre, Dinosaur Jr, Booba, Sam Roberts Band
    2007 : Infected Mushroom, SUM 41, Freeman, Les Vulgaires Machins
    2008 : Anti Flag, Pennywise, Bloc Party, Metric, Psy 4 de la Rime
    2009 : Sinik, The Sounds, Julian Marley, Bad Religion
    2010 : Malajube, Mastodon, Millencolin, Hatebreed, Against Me!
    2011 : IAM, Blood for Blood, As I Lay Dying, The Exploited, Rise Against
    2012 : Lagwagon, No Use For A Name, Lights, Obey The Brave, The Vandals
    2013 : NOFX, Face to Face, Randy, Pennywise, The Flatliners 
    2014: Sublime with Rome, Screeching Weasel, Less Than Jake, Sick of it All, Madball
    2015: Millencolin, Rise Against, Bigwig, Despised Icon, Wisdom in Chains
    2016: Bad Religion, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Mad Caddies, Grimskunk