MONTREAL, June 29, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Week-ends du monde presented by
Loto-Québec are back at Parc Jean-Drapeau, from 2 to 11 p.m. on the
weekends of July 4-5 and 11-12. This free event, which celebrates
Montréal's cultural diversity, is a people-gathering activity featuring
dance, music and culinary discoveries. Starting this Saturday, visitors
will be treated to a diverse program and they are invited to attend an
opening night activities, which brings together the cream of Montréal's
electronic music artists, in collaboration with Mundial Montréal.
"Parc Jean-Drapeau has gained an outstanding reputation for the quality
of its outdoor cultural program, and the Week-ends du monde event is a
fine example of such excellence," said François Cartier, the Marketing
and Communications Director for the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau. "Over
the last two years, this event has attracted close to 400,000
festival-goers who have a wide array of activities to choose from in
terms of a musical and food experience."
An opening weekend that boasts a diversified program
The event gets underway on Saturday to the beat of the rumba, with a
newcomer to the program - the Venezuelan Festival - and, on an adjacent
stage, the Festival Fuzion latine de Montréal, in which every Latin
music style is featured. The ever-popular Jamaica Day is back this
year, welcoming artists of its musical genre, while the free version of
Piknic Électronik delivers its heady blend of African and reggae music.
Then, in the evening, the opening show ushers in the 11th edition of the event with the tropical sounds of
songwriter-composer-singer Samito, the singer-composer-vocalist Valérie
Daure, star of Québec's francophone hip-hop scene, Poirier Sound System
original beats of the Caribbean with Face-T and Fwonte, and to finish
with a flourish, a wildly eclectic performance in sound by Kid Koala
with his high-energy Vinyl Vaudeville show.
The next day, Sunday July 5, the Dominican Festival sets up at the Parc
with its wide range of musical styles, everything from merengue to
salsa and reggae. Also returning in 2015 is the popular Eurofest:
European cultures in Montréal welcome local artists. Meanwhile, artists
from Montréal's alternative music scene provide the entertainment on
Sunday evening, as Colectivo, 10 musicians who perform festive and
high-powered music, take to the stage. They will be followed by the
Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra and their gypsy fanfare music from Eastern
Europe. Everything is set for an evening to have a blast!
New to Week-ends du monde this year is a segment of the program
specifically intended for children. Starting this weekend, Arthur
L'Aventurier and Krystine arrive at Parc Jean-Drapeau with their highly
entertaining show. There is a wealth of other things to do, including
the Breyers make-up zone, inflatable games, parades, dance workshops,
participation activities and a wide variety of entertainment.
A winning formula
Daily during the four days of the event, the various communities will be
sharing the main stages set up on the site, and the public is invited
to rove from stage to stage at their leisure. There will also be
performances on satellite stages all day long.
As a partner in Québec's entertainment industry, Loto-Québec supports
events that generate social and economic spin-offs for the community
via its sponsorship program. "Thanks to partners like Week-ends du
monde at Parc Jean-Drapeau, we are able to play a role in bringing
people together throughout the province of Québec," said Lucie
Lamoureux, Director of Social Commitment at Loto-Québec.
Every day at Week-ends du monde
Every day, Week-ends du monde has culinary discoveries to offer. Head
over to Place des Saveurs where visitors can taste food fare that is varied, unique and original.
Other activities for festival-goers during the two weekends include
percussion instrument workshops with the SAMAJAM school or dance
lessons with San Tropez dance school. At last, a colourful collection
of characters will be providing entertainment on the trails that run
along the site.
Week-ends du monde presented by Loto-Québec are produced by the Société
du parc Jean-Drapeau in collaboration with Ville de Montréal,
Coca-Cola, Molson Canadian, Breyers, Énergie, Virgin Radio, Rouge-FM,
Métromédia, Journal 24 heures and the Journal de Montréal.
The mandate of the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau is to manage,
administrate, develop, protect and animate Parc Jean-Drapeau. For any
information on Parc Jean-Drapeau's activities, please go to the
SOURCE SOCIETE DU PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU
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For further information:
or to set up an interview with artist Valérie Daure: Martine Venne, Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, 514-872-6679 or firstname.lastname@example.org