Only in Québec - August 19th - PITBULL will electrify the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu with his worldwide appeal

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, QC, May 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Surprise surprise, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, presented by the Laurentian Bank, in collaboration with Loto-Quebec, is proud to announce that PITBULL will electrify the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu with his worldwide appeal on Friday, August 19th. Exclusively in Quebec, this successful, world-wide artist promises to present a memorable show for the 28th edition's Friday night line-up. 

PITBULL
Cuban American rapper Armando Christian Pérez, better know as PITBULL, was first featured in 2002 on Lil Jon's album. He then took part in the movie soundtrack Fast and Furious. In 2004, he debuted his first album M.I.A.M.I and had great success with the song Culo. But it wasn't until 2009 that PITBULL was catapulted to fame with his hit song I Know You Want Me from the album Rebelution. On The Floor, his most recent collaboration with Jennifer Lopez, is on radio hit lists around the world and has gathered close to 140 millions views on You Tube. Pit Planet, his 6th album, including his first single Give Me Everything, featuring Ne-Yo, is set to be released this coming June. PITBULL will get the party started at the International Balloon Festival August 19th at 9 pm.

We also previously announced that American pop singer KE$HA will kick off the 28th edition of the Festival during the opening night's celebrations on Saturday, August 13th at 9 p.m. With PITBULL's visit, the International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the greatest family festival in Canada, remains faithful to its tradition of having the hottest stars play live for its guests!

INTERNET PRESALE: a great offer!
2 500 adult day passes (13 years and older) for the International Balloon Festival will be available online on Saturday May 7th, at noon at the exceptional price of $18. To take advantage of this amazing offer go to: www.montgolfieres.com. Be sure to check all our other great deals, like the 9 day pass or the family packages.

The 28th edition of International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 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 full program will be revealed on May 24th, 2011.

SOURCE INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FESTIVAL OF SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU

For further information:

Contact : International Balloon Festival of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Guillaume Poirier, Communications Coordinator, guillaume@montgolfieres.com, (450) 346-6000 extention 237

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