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Du 3 au 15 août 2018

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Le Festival acadien de Caraquet from August 3-15
La Place du Festival will be back and a bracelet will provide access to 14 shows in 6 days for only $55

Le Festival acadien de Caraquet’s 56th edition will take place from August 3rd to 15th, 2018. The much beloved Place du Festival will be back, and will be much more accessible to festival goers (aged 19 and up) since la Passe-Chapiteau — or the Bracelet, transferable between persons — will give its wearer access to 14 shows presented under the Alpine Tent in six nights; from Friday, August 10 to Wednesday, August 15.

The bracelet will grant access to the following shows: Friday, August 10: Jacobus + Lady Beats; Saturday, August 11, La Virée + Les Gars du Nord; Sunday, August 12, Shaun Ferguson, Cédric Vieno + Jambinai; Monday, August 13, Maggie Savoie, Thomé Young + The Backyard Devils; Tuesday, August 14, Lisa LeBlanc + Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire; and Wednesday, August 15, Comté de Clare + Bois-Joli.

Limited quantities of the Pass are available through Billetterie Accès' point of sales or through its website, www.billetterieacces.ca. “With a $55 pass, we’re talking about $9,16 per night, and every night features two to three shows. It's important to note that these nights will only be accessible with bracelets,” explains Geneviève Lanteigne, Festival’s Director.

In addition to having an outdoor stage, continuous animation for all ages, kiosks, food trucks, bars, and the Alpine Tent, La Place du Festival promises to be more active than ever. Many activities for children will take place.

Events at Le Carrefour de la Mer at the Start of the Festival
The Festival's first weekend, from August 3 to 6, will mostly take place around Carrefour de la mer. By popular demand, Ode à l'Acadie - Les Retrouvailles will be back, but this year, the show will occur at le Carrefour de la mer. The three performances will be on Friday, August 3, Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, at 8 pm. A square dance with caller Jean-François Berthiaume and musicians Jocelyne Bourque, Suzie Lemay, and Denis Pépin will happen on August 6. The square dance was one of 2017’s Festival highlights. Additionally, nautical-style events, organized in partnership with the Town of Caraquet, will be part of this year’s program during the New Brunswick long weekend; one of them being a paddleboat trip to Caraquet Island.

In addition to the many artists which will be performing under the Alpine Tent, Ode à l’Acadie, and the square dance night, many acts will grace this year's Festival’s lineup: Caroline Savoie, Claude Dubois, Coco Belliveau, Cube, Dans l’Shed, Dion Mazerolle, Jx2F, Joseph Edgar, Katherine Levac, L’Ensemble vocal Douce Harmonie et Les Gaillards d’avant, Le Winston Band, Adam, Martin et Milène Robichaud of the band La Trappe, Michel Thériault, Pierre Guitard, Shawn Jobin, and many more. What's more, le Festival acadien de poésie (the Acadian poetry festival) will take place from August 2 to 6, and le Gala de la chanson's Jubilee will happen on August 9. The first Petit Gala de la chanson will take place on August 12.

The Festival's Favourites Return
The blessing of the boats, the boat parade, and fireworks on August 5, the soapbox race on August 6, and, of course, the August 15 Grand Tintamarre will be back this year. Details of the official program are available on the Festival's website at  www.festivalacadien.ca. Le Festival acadien de Caraquet 2018 is presented by Loto 50/50 Coop Caraquet and UNI Coopération financière.

 

Official Program

Friday, August 3, 2018
5 pm: Grand opening of the Festival
8 pm: Ode à l’Acadie - Carrefour de la mer

Saturday, August 4, 2018
8 pm: Ode à l’Acadie - Carrefour de la mer
10 pm: Rodney the Walrus + Les Cabochons Crinqués - Roux d'Bicycle (outside behind Place Caraquet)

Sunday, August 5, 2018
9 am:  Blessing of the boats - Caraquet wharf
11 am: Fishers' Mass - Église St-Pierre-aux-Liens Church
5 pm: Michel Thériault - La Brôkerie's patio
6 pm: Tintamarre on the boats - Caraquet Wharf
6:45 pm: Michel Thériault (continuation of the show) - La Brôkerie's patio
8 pm: Ode à l’Acadie - Carrefour de la mer
10 pm: Fireworks - Carrefour de la mer
11 pm: Adam, Martin & Milène Robichaud from La Trappe - La Brôkerie's patio

Monday, August 6, 2018
1:30 pm: Tac aux chansons with Espace Croissance - Fun and festive songs by Acadian artists
3 pm: Soapbox race - Portage Street
6:30 pm: JF Berthiaume and a called square dance - Under the tent at Carrefour de la mer

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
5 to 7 pm: Comedy night with Nate Dimitroff, Martin Saulnier, and Eric AC/DC Chiasson - Le Panaché
8:30 pm: Coco Belliveau / Katherine Levac - Carrefour de la mer

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7:30 pm: Classical concert with baritone Dion Mazerolle - Église Saint-Joachim de Bertrand Church

Thursday, August 9, 2018
10:30 am: Puppet theatre "Boucle d'or et les trois ours" - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux
1:30 pm: Puppet theatre "Boucle d'or et les trois ours" for special needs children and their families - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux
8 pm: Le Gala de la chanson's Jubilee - Carrefour de la mer

Friday, August 10, 2018
6 pm: Jx2F - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
7:30 pm: Douce Harmonie / Les Gaillards d’avant - Église Saint-Joachim de Bertrand Church
8 pm: Shawn Jobin - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
10 pm: Electro Hip Hop Party with Jacobus + Lady Beats - Alpine Tent, Place du Festival

Saturday, August 11, 2018
9 am to 12 pm: Parcours Karibou and game zone - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux
1:30 to 4:30 pm: Animated games - Place du Vieux Couvent
6 pm: Pierre Guitard - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
10 pm: Les Gars du Nord - Alpine Tent, Place du Festival
12am: Acadian Party with Les Gars du Nord + La Virée  - Alpine Tent, Place du Festival

Sunday, August 12, 2018
9 am to 12 pm: Parcours Karibou and game zone - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux
1:30 to 4:30 pm: Animated games - Place du Vieux Couvent
2 pm: Claude Boudreau and fiddler Steven McLaughlin - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
7 pm: Petit Gala de la chanson de Caraquet - Centre culturel de Caraquet
9 pm: Shaun Ferguson, Cédric Vieno + Korean band Jambinaï - Alpine Tent, Place du Festival

Monday, August 13, 2018
9 am to 12 pm: Parcours Karibou and game zone - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux
1:30 to 4:30 pm: Animated games - Place du Vieux Couvent
6 pm: Dans l’Shed - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
8:30 pm: Caroline Savoie / Claude Dubois - Carrefour de la mer
9 pm: Maggie Savoie / Thomé Young / Backyard Devils - Under the tent

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9 am to 12 pm: Parcours Karibou and game zone - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux
1:30 to 4:30 pm: Animated games - Place du Vieux Couvent
6 pm: Le Winston Band - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
8 pm: Jordan Thibodeaux - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
10 pm: Lisa LeBlanc + Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire - Alpine Tent, Place du Festival

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
9 am to 12 pm: Parcours Karibou and game zone - Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux
10 am: Acadian Day Mass - Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage Sanctuary
1:30 to 4:30 pm: Animated games - Place du Vieux Couvent
2 pm: Véronique Comeau / Catherine Breau - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
3 pm: Track of Rock - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
5:30 pm: Cube - Place du Festival
6 pm: Tintamarre - Boul. St-Pierre Ouest
7 pm: Joseph Edgar - Outdoor stage, Place du Festival
8:30 pm: Cube - Place du Festival
10 pm: Comté de Clare + Bois Joli - Alpine Tent, Place du Festival

 

CONTACT

Festival acadien de Caraquet

220, boul. Saint-Pierre Ouest, Bureau 312
Caraquet (New-Brunswick)
E1W 1A5  CANADA

Phone: 506 727.2787

info@festivalacadien.ca

Media relations : Carol Doucet
carol@legreniermusique.com / 506.850.2158