MONTRÉAL, April 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - La Ronde is proud to present the 33rd edition of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec (IFLQ), from July 1 to August 5, 2017. A dazzling blend of past and present, tradition and innovation, this year's edition will mark the 375th anniversary of Montreal and the 50th anniversary of La Ronde.
The 2017 season of the IFLQ kicks off with a celebration of Montreal in song, featuring a live performance by acclaimed singer-songwriter Ian Kelly and an original soundtrack created in part by Montrealers themselves. This year's invited countries were also chosen by the Montreal public, a first in IFLQ's history. Six world renowned firms representing Italy, Poland, Germany, France, Portugal and England will compete to delight our guests with timeless routines that truly befit the occasion. Discover the sights and sounds of Sicily, follow early Portuguese explorers as they travel the world, or be carried away by a true pop and rock extravaganza, a pyrotechnical rhapsody, an opus to the evolution of music or a medley of musical theatre classics. This memorable season will conclude with an evening featuring Montreal's own Serge Fiori and the iconic melodies of Harmonium.
« This year's programme will be as vibrant and captivating as the city of Montreal itself, making this long standing competition one of this summer's must-see events. », said Alexandre Despatie, Olympic medalist, world champion in diving, television host, and spokesperson for this year's IFLQ.
Come celebrate Montreal with singer-songwriter Ian Kelly and a wonderful soundtrack crafted by Montrealers themselves.
Sat, July 8
An invitation to discover beautiful Sicily through sights and sounds.
Sat, July 15
Pop and rock icons come together in a non-stop, heart-pounding spectacle.
Innovative Pyrotechnik GMBH
Wed, July 19
A pyromusical extravaganza featuring classical and contemporary masterpieces.
Sat, July 22
Evolution of Music
A delightful musical journey, from Louis Armstrong to AC/DC.
Wed, July 26
The Portuguese Odyssey
Follow early Portuguese explorers as they discover the world.
Jubilee Fireworks Ltd.
Sat, July 29
Gunpowder and Greasepaint
The most beloved musical theatre classics choreographed to surprising and dramatic pyrotechnic artistry.
GFA Pyro & La Ronde
Sat, August 5
C'est dans le ciel:
Serge Fiori and Harmonium
A magical evening highlighting the music of Serge Fiori and Harmonium, which inspired generations from the 1970s to the present.
Every year the fireworks competition attracts close to three million people, making it one of Quebec's most attended events. L'International des Feux Loto-Québec proudly acknowledges the support of prestigious partners such as Loto-Québec and Tourisme Québec, two important Quebec institutions that recognize the event's economic impact and worldwide following.
Technical details and ticket sales Reserved seating may be purchased at www.laronde.com soon. For information concerning corporate and group rates, contact the La Ronde sales office at 514-397-7777 or [email protected]. Please note that all shows start at 10 PM, rain or shine.
For the very best deal, purchase a La Ronde Season Pass. For a limited time, the passes are only $51.99 each (plus taxes and service charges) when you buy two or more and the offer includes free parking and a free sport bottle. Details at www.laronde.com.
Sponsors and partners We offer heartfelt thanks to our valued sponsors and partners: primary sponsor Loto-Québec; collaborator sponsor Tim Hortons; associate partners Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Montréal; official suppliers Belle Gueule, Georges Duboeuf, Hôtel Intercontinental Montréal and Fromages Fritz Kaiser.
We are proud to welcome Jerome Ferrer and his team from Groupe Europea as our exclusive caterer for our unparalleled VIP evenings. Specially crafted menus will feature the flavors of the evening's featured country, for a truly immersive experience.
About the event The event, which was originally known as Concours international d'art pyrotechnique de Montréal (Montreal International Fireworks Competition) was launched in 1985. Today it is the most prestigious event of its kind in the world and it has been a member of the Major International Events Network (MIEN) since 2000.
About La Ronde and Six Flags La Ronde is the property of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, and spectacular events such as Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit sixflags.com.
SOURCE La Ronde
For further information: Julie Perrone, Communications Manager, La Ronde - A Six Flags Park, 514-397-2001 ext. 2703, [email protected]