Rise Against, Millencollin and Despised Icon to Play at the 20th Edition of the Envol et Macadam Festival
Monday June 8th 2015
Quebec City, Monday, June 8th 2015. This year’s Envol et Macadam festival will be held from September 10th to 12th. For this 20th edition, the festival’s organisation is pleased to be presenting festival-goers with two of the biggest names in alternative music: Rise Against and Millencollin. The event is presented in collaboration with Tremblay beer and will once again be held at the Îlot Fleurie park underneath the Dufferin-Montmorency highway overpasses as well as in various venues throughout the Nouvo St-Roch neighbourhood.
These newly announced headliners join those that were unveiled several weeks ago and that are currently generating enthusiasm among fans: Despised Icon, Mute and Yesterday’s Ring. This 20th edition is already shaping up to be memorable. Several other groups will also be a part of the line-up like Taktika, Arkona, Black Taboo, Heidevolk, Helsott, The Dread Crew Of Oddwood, Feels Like Home, Rogue River, Boundaries, Grand Morne, Suburban House Thieves, Men & Company, Go To WhiteCastle and many more!
Founded in Chicago in 1999, Rise Against has been one of the leading bands on the punk scene for the past decade. They rouse crowds with their hardcore influences, catchy songs and rallying choruses, but are also known for their politically conscious lyrics and social engagement. The last time they participated in the festival was to a sold-out crowd at the Agora de Québec. Their much-awaited performance at this year’s festival will surely be one of the highlights of this 20th edition.
This Swedish group has been bringing joy to punk rock fans for more than 20 years now. Their fast-paced and efficient songs are set apart by their strong melodic sense. After seven albums, dozens of tours and over 1500 concerts, Millencollin remain at the top of their game, and their latest album True Brew, which was released last April, is a testament to this. The quartet will be coming to Quebec City to play not only their newest material, but also the major hits that influenced an entire generation of punk rockers.
Since 1996, the Envol et Macadam festival has been renowned for it’s line-up that features the latest in musical trends, as well as its distinct urban setting where world-famous artists play alongside the best emerging bands from both the local and international scenes. This year once again, audiences will enjoy an eclectic array of concerts in a unique environment as the heart of Quebec City beats to the sound of alternative music during the three days of the event.
Special Pre-Sale of Festival Passes
From June 8th to June 30th, Envol et Macadam will be holding a special pre-sale of festival passes, during which passes will be sold for $35 (plus service fees). This is the regular price to attend a single evening of the festival. Passes are on sale at all times at lepointdevente.com, the Exoshop and on the Envol et Macadam website.
Regular tickets as well as VIP passes will be available during the regular sale period, which begins June 30th at 6:00pm.
Additional bands that will be participating in this year’s festival will be announced in July. All information regarding the festival is also available at envoletmacadam.com
Envol et Macadam, 20 Years of Support to Emerging Bands
Envol et Macadam supports emerging bands while continuing to innovate ways for local and international up-and-coming bands to take part in an event that annually attracts thousands of avid music lovers and numerous industry professionals to a unique urban setting.
Envol et Macadam would like to thank all of the festival’s partners. The event receives support from the Ville de Québec, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, Canadian Heritage, Tremblay beer, Radio X, Zoom Média, Exclaim.ca and Exoshop.
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