Thursday August 7th 2008

    Quebec City, August 7, 2008 - For its 13th anniversary, the Envol et Macadam Festival is releasing one of its most eclectic and impressive programs ever. A myriad of headliners will shake the foundations of Dufferin Highway on September 11, 12, and 13. Îlot Fleurie, the festival’s new venue, will be transformed into an urban concert hall with the Tremblay and Première Ovation stages set up next to each other to welcome over 6,000 people.

    A $15 pass will be available through September 1, valid for all outdoor shows and entitling the holder to 50% off all indoor shows.

    Thursday, September 11                                       

    The festival will kick off from Îlot Fleurie at 6 p.m. to the rhythm and rhyming of hip-hop artists Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Psy 4 de la Rime, and K-os. Up-and-coming MCs will battle to see who will be the winner of Boom 2008. The grand finale of the Envole-toi pour la France! contest will take place at Le Cercle at 9 p.m.

    Friday, September 12                                           

    Beginning at 6:30 p.m., much-anticipated performances from the cream of indie rock will include Bloc Party, Metric, The Stills, and Apostle of Hustle. Three local Quebec groups—Jeanphilip, Ten Brothers, and the Acousticolics—will play at the Première Ovation stage. At 11 p.m., indie lovers can flock a second time to Le Cercle, where the colorful melodies of the Islands, Mardeen, and Kamikaze Baby will be heard. At 8 p.m., the Impérial will host the kings of punk: Anti Flag, The A.K.A.S, The Black Lungs, and Creepshow. And starting at 9 p.m., La Casbah will welcome Quebec’s alternative groups These Silent Waves, Attack of the Microphone, and Rodéo Mécanique.

    Saturday, September 13                                        

    Envol et Macadam will serve up an eclectic cocktail for this special edition celebrating Quebec City’s 400th anniversary. The Algonquin rapper Samian, along with punk-rockers La Phaze (France), G.B.H. (Great Britian), and Pennywise (United States) will take over the Tremblay stage at 2 p.m., with Quebec virtuosos Loco Locass ending the evening with their trademark punch. At the Première Ovation stage, the industry’s rising stars Big Bucket, The Rocketeers, Dogshow, and Moja will get the party started before welcoming the Wampas’ richly colorful performance.

    “We are pleased that the special edition for the 400th will unite artists from the five nations that shaped Quebec City. Come hear music from the First Nations, France, England, the United States, and of course Quebec. You will be amazed!” stated Daniel Gélinas, CEO of Société du 400e anniversaire de Québec.

    An evening of Canadian-style indie rock will begin at 11 p.m. at Le Cercle: Still Brother, Land of Talk, and Sebastien Grainger (Death from Above 1979) will perform, to the delight of alternative music fans. The Impérial and La Casbah respectively will wrap up DJ Jam 2008 at 8 p.m. and host the finale of the DMC Canada 2008 scratch/hip-hop contest at 11 p.m.

    Tickets and packages are available through the Billetech network ( and at Exo (280 St-Joseph).

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    Source: Philippe Béliveau                   
    Media Relations                           
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