Quebec, September 4th 2012. This Thursday, September 6th begins the 17th edition of Envol et Macadam Festival. Presented in collaboration with Tremblay Beer, the event will take place at the enchanting site of the Îlot Fleurie.
As in past years, Envol et Macadam will feature global and local artists, performing in the unique urban setting that is Quebec City. The heart of the city will vibrate to the sound of alternative music from beginning to end.
The three days of festivities will feature many different genres of music, including rock, punk, French, English and electro. The talent includes the best emerging artists from Canada, as well as international artists from some 15 different nations. Some of the highlights of the festival will be appearances by Young Empires, Lights, Lagwagon, The Vandals, August Burns Red, and Obey The Brave.
It should be noted that Joey Cape, formerly scheduled to perform a solo set on Friday, September 7, will be replaced by Quebec's own Miracles (Hugo Mudie and Fred Jacques, former members of The Sainte Catherines and Yesterday's Ring) who will be performing an acoustic set.
As confirmed last week, No Use For A Name will be doing a very special performance to honor the career of their lead singer and friend Tony Sly who died on July 31. Chris Rest, Matt Riddle and Boz Rivera (current members of No Use For A Name) will perform alongside several guest vocalists including Joey Cape of Lagwagon and Karina Denike of Dance Hall Crashers (who also has made guest appearances in the studio with No Use For A Name). Other guest artists will be announced soon. This concert, taking place Saturday, Sept. 8, will be an opportunity for friends, family and fans of Tony Sly to show their appreciation, respect and love for this talented artist, and show support for his family.
Finally, the festival will go on, rain or shine, due to the Ilot Flerie site being covered by the Dufferin-Montmorency highway. This site will feature the Exo Stage and the Première Ovation Tent. Other performances will take place throughout several venues in the Lower Town of Quebec at the conclusion of the evening.
Tickets and further program details are available at Exo Shop and through www.envoletmacadam.com.
Envol et Macadam Festival is an event supported by the City of Quebec, the Ministry of Culture, Communications and Status of Women, Canadian Heritage, the Office of Tourism Quebec, Première Ovation, Exo Shop and Hotel Delta Quebec.