All about the 34th FMG!

Tickets for the 34th edition of the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival presented by Loto-Québec in collaboration with Desjardins are going on sale in less than 48 hours. There's no time to lose, they will be in limited quantity. Now is the time to plan your visit to the Outaouais' biggest summer event, taking place from September 2nd to 6th, with the unveiling of our complete line up!

In addition to the two Hydro-Québec Musical Matinees, with an instrumental performance by Cœur de pirate (Sat., Sept. 4th) and a vocal performance by Fred Pellerin (Sun., Sept. 5th), two shows will be offered each evening on the Casino Lac-Leamy stage.

On Thursday, September 2, Kaïn (6:15 p.m.) and Bleu Jeans Bleu (9:30 p.m.) will take the stage at the FMG.

The following day, Friday, September 3, Matt Lang (6:15 p.m.) and Les Cowboys Fringants (9:30 p.m.) will perform at Parc de la Baie.

On Saturday, September 4, we will see several artists on stage. First, at 6:15 p.m., Martin Deschamps and his guests Ricky Paquette, Marco Calliari, Breen LeBoeuf, Daniel Boucher, Lou Granger Deschamps and Mélissa Ouimet will present the show Comme je suis. At the end of the evening, at 9:30 p.m., a signature concert Enfin de retour! will be presented, featuring Roxane Bruneau, Marc Dupré, Marjo and Ludovick Bourgeois, as well as several local artists. This show will also be broadcast live on 94.9 Rouge Gatineau-Ottawa!

Finally, the FMG's unmissable comedy gala will be presented early in the evening, at 6:15 p.m., on Sunday, September 5. It will feature Rita Baga, Richardson Zéphir, Jean-Thomas Jobin and Korine Côté. To close the 34th edition with a bang, FouKi and his Zayvités have a whole show in store for FMG festival-goers. For the occasion, the Zay rap standard-bearer will surround himself with a multitude of friends for a big bash! Their identity will be revealed in the coming weeks.


The Casino Lac-Leamy Stage will be filled with local artists who will be opening for each of the early evening and late night shows. We'll be joined by 6-time Trille Or award winner Mehdi Cayenne (Thursday, Sept. 2nd), A Leverage For Mountains (Friday, Sept. 3rd), Ricky Paquette and Mia Kelly (Saturday, Sept. 4th) and LeFLOFRANCO and D-Track (Sunday, Sept. 5th).


Monday, September 6th will be devoted to families! Little ones will be invited to enjoy one of the two free shows Ari Cui Cui garde le sourire (9:15 am and 11:30 am). Circus entertainment will also be provided by the trio Les Échappés! Families must reserve their seats to participate.


Tickets go on sale at 10:00 am on July 8th. The capacity of the site will be 5,000 people for the evening shows and 800 people for the Hydro-Québec Musical Matinees. Available tickets will therefore be limited. To comply with the sanitary measures in place, festival-goers must select the area in which they wish to watch the show, which will be located in one of the 3 sections (Front stage / Middle / Rear). Each section has its own pricing. For full details and rates, click here.

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