The International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu will welcome Global pop superstar KE$HA

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, March 29 /CNW Telbec/ - American singer Ke$ha will kick off the the Loto-Quebec Stage of the 28th edition of the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu during the opening Concert on Saturday, August 13th, at 9 p.m. Faithful to its tradition of welcoming the best national and international artists, the International Balloon Festival will offer its visitors a unique opportunity to see this sparkling pop-star in Quebec this summer!

Ke$ha

2010 was an incredible year for Ke$ha, she was declared Billboard's Hot 100 Artist of 2010 and her smash single "TiK ToK" was declared the most played song of 2010 as well as the Billboard's #1 Hot 100 Song for 2010. Less than 10 months after the #1 debut of Animal in January 2010, it has been certified platinum and sold over 2 million units worldwide. Ke$ha was nominated for two American Music Awards, Artist of The Year and Pop/Rock - Favorite Female Artist, and 3 MTV VMA Awards.  A can't miss concert on August 13th.

The 28th edition of International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the greatest family event in Canada, day and night, will be held from August 13th to 21st, 2011. Festival goers will be rendered breathless by the 125 hot air balloons coming from all four corners of the planet and in all sorts of fun shapes, in addition to great programming filled with nightly concerts and countless activities. For a fourth consecutive year, Mitsou Gélinas, will be the proud spokesperson of this event whose programming will be revealed on May 24th, 2011. www.ballooncanada.com

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International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu

Guillaume Poirier, Communications Coordinator, guillaume@montgolfieres.com, (450) 346-6000 extention 237