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  • A record edition of Festival Envol et Macadam!

    Monday September 14th 2009

    Quebec City, September 14, 2009 - Almost 25,000 people made their way to Îlot Fleurie for three days of shows at Festival Envol et Macadam 2009. “Our event is doing well. Last year, as part of Quebec City’s 400th anniversary, the Festival welcomed a record 20,000 visitors. We are very proud that we surpassed that figure this year,” said Envol et Macadam Executive Director Simon Gaudry. The extraordinary program, the spectacular site, and the great weather certainly…

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  • A huge evening!

    Saturday September 12th 2009

    Quebec City, September 12, 2009—Swedish group The Sounds shook the Dufferin-Montmorency highway ramps last night at Festival Envol et Macadam, playing to an audience of hard core fans. Julian "Ju Ju" Marley also got the crowd of some 8,000 festival-goers on their feet and dancing to his reggae beat. A night to remember! Today, at 1:00 p.m., Parc de l’Îlot Fleurie will offer up a smorgasbord of concerts in a wide variety of musical styles. On the Tremblay stage, Never…

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  • A first evening marked by diversity!

    Friday September 11th 2009

    Quebec City, September 11, 2009—Great weather and ecstatic festival-goers contributed to a wildly successful first evening of Envol et Macadam’s 14th edition, which boasted more than 3,000 attendees. Electronic music fans enjoyed a feast for the eyes and ears with a high-powered performance by Chromeo. Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishal got the crowd dancing with his reggae and hip-hop beats, and hardcore fans were not left out thanks to off-the-wall New York band Sick of It All. The…

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  • The Envol et Macadam festival is kicking it all off!

    Wednesday September 9th 2009

    Quebec City, September 9, 2009—Envol et Macadam organizers are kicking off the festival with a 14th edition that stands out for its exciting, bold, and highly varied lineup. The Îlot Fleurie site under the Dufferin-Montmorency highway overpass will feature two outdoor stages and a third under a bigtop where high-profile artists will perform one after the other for three days of musical madness. The festival starts off with a bang Thursday, September 10, at 6:00 p.m. with Movèzerbe,…

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  • Ziggy Marley at Envol et Macadam

    Tuesday August 11th 2009

    Quebec City, August 11, 2009 -The increasingly popular Envol et Macadam festival is presenting an exciting and highly varied lineup for its 2009 edition. For only $20, festival-goers can attend big-ticket shows at Parc de l’Îlot Fleurie, under the Dufferin-Montmorency highway overpass. This year, the venue will feature three stages—the Tremblay, Première Ovation, and Exo stages, the last under cover of a big tent. Thursday, September 10 Off-the-wall electrofunk duo Chromeo…

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  • Bad Religion, Chromeo, Alexisonfire, The Sounds, and much more, for only $20*

    Wednesday August 5th 2009

    Quebec City, August 5, 2009—Once again this year, the Envol et Macadam festival is presenting an exciting and highly varied lineup. In addition to Bad Religion, Punk Rock Karaoke, and Sick Of It All, announced a few days ago, Envol et Macadam is proud to unveil some of the other headline acts for this year’s event: Chromeo, September 10 The Sounds, September 11 Alexisonfire, September 12 Sinik, September 12 The complete festival program will be unveiled at a press conference…

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  • Envol et Macadam unveils part of its hardcore punk rock lineup

    Wednesday July 22nd 2009

    Quebec City, July 22, 2009. Envol et Macadam has announced a few of the hardcore punk rockers slated to perform at the festival scheduled for September 10 to 12, 2009. This year, festivalgoers will be treated to shows by the following artists: Sick Of It All on Thursday, September 10 Punk Rock Karaoke with Eric Melvin (NOFX), Greg Hetson (Bad Religion), Steve Soto (Adolescents), and Derek O’Brien (Social Distortion), on Friday, September 11 Bad Religion on Saturday, September…

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  • And GBOB Canada 2009 finalists are...

    Tuesday June 30th 2009

    - ROCKSTONES et OCTOBER SKY for regions of Montréal, Lanaudière, Laval, Outaouais et Abitibi-Témiscamingue - DOLL TREE for Estrie - SUNSTROKE for Montérégie - STATE OF MIND for Mauricie - UP ON STRIKE for Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean - THE FITZROY for Centre du Québec - PHOENIX METHOD for Laurentides - BONE TRIGGER for Ontario - DANCE LAURY DANCE, FALZ et RAZZ for regions of Capitale-Nationale, Côte-Nord, Chaudière-Appalaches,…

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  • Only 10 days left to register your band at GBOB Challenge!

    Monday May 4th 2009

    GBOB Challenge Canada : $100 000, are you up to? Only 10 days to register! For whom : Alternative bands from across Quebec and Ontario What : The Global Battle of the Bands is an international contest held in over 25 countries and in Quebec and Ontario by Envol et Macadam World prize : US $100,000 cash prize Where : Quebec and Ontario. The first round will begin on May 27 and will continue until the end of June. The Canadian finals will be held in Quebec city during the Envol…

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  • US $100 000 are you up to?

    Monday March 16th 2009

    Quebec City, March 15, 2009 - Starting today, March 16, and until May 15, alternative bands from across Quebec and Ontario will be invited to take part in the GBOB Challenge Canada, a contest hosted by Envol et Macadam.   The Global Battle of the Bands is an international contest held in over 25 countries, giving participants the chance to win a $100,000 cash prize (www.gbob.com).   The first round will begin on May 27 and will continue until the end of June. The Canadian finals…

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