The complete line-up will be unveiled on July 6 and available for purchase on July 8.

Nickelback Headlines Gatineau's Hot air Balloon Festival

News releases | April 24, 2019

It’s official! For its 32nd edition, starting a new era, Gatineau’s FMG welcomes the one and only Nickelback! This iconic international symbol of Canadian rock since the mid-90s formed by Chad Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair, having so far sold 50 million albums, will be performing on the Casino Lac-Leamy stage. Nickelback’s smash hit “How You Remind Me” was named Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Song of the Decade’ and was Number 4 on the Top 10 songs of the 2000s list.

Nickelback also named Billboard’s “Top Rock Group of the Decade” has received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, twelve JUNO Awards, seven MuchMusic Video Awards, and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2007.

With more than 23 chart-topping singles and fans spanning the globe, Nickelback boasts twelve consecutive sold-out international tours, playing to well over eight million diehard fans. The FMG is thrilled to be hosting this world-class band, the perfect way to confirm its intention to take the already acclaimed event to another level.

Also, over a dozen Francophone musical artists will also be performing at the FMG.

The program lineup makes plenty of room for up and coming artists, including the south shore of Montreal’s hip hop band, the Dead Obies. For more information, check out the full FMG program on our website.

The Festival will wrap up this year’s edition in the late afternoon on Labour Day, Monday, September 2nd , with an exciting family celebration on the Hydro-Québec Stage with LGS (Le Groupe Swing) led by local Franco-Ontarian singer, Michel Bénac.

The full program lineup, including additional performances by English and French-speaking bands, will be unveiled over the next few months.

What: The 32nd FMG Hot Air Balloon Festival presented by Loto-Québec in collaboration with Desjardins

When: From August 29 to September 2, 2019

Where: Parc de la Baie, Gatineau


Michelle O’Neil, director of partnerships
Email : oneil.michelle@montgolfieresgatineau.com                                                                              Phone : 819-743-7200