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Return of the "festival experience" at the FMG!

News releases | August 5, 2021

 

New relaxed measures enhance the format of the festival

Gatineau, August 5th, 2021 - In order to offer an even safer event to its festival-goers, and in light of the easing of restrictions announced by the Quebec government on July 26th, allowing outdoor events to welcome more than 5,000 people, the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival has decided to adapt and improve its offer for the 2021 edition, which will take place from September 2 to 6 in the Parc de la Baie: the "à la carte" show formula has been revised in order to return to the much-appreciated format of a full evening at the FMG!

Gradual return of the "festival experience"!

The vice-president of the FMG, Marie-Chantal Giguère, is delighted with this announcement: "Because the new measures allow us greater flexibility in terms of attendance and capacity, we have decided to revise our formula to the benefit of festivalgoers. Instead of single shows with rotating crowds between each show, we will now return to a formula that allows you to attend the entire evening, including concerts, hot air balloon flights, fireworks and other features that make up the DNA of the FMG!” These changes will also bring forward the last show of the evening from 9:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Capacity still limited; safety of festivalgoers a priority

The merger of the two shows will also allow for safer crowd management and a smoother flow of festival-goers, who will no longer have to queue at a specific time to enter the site. The increase in the audience capacity provides some flexibility to adjust to demand if it exceeds 5000 people. Due to its very large size, the Parc de la Baie is one of the only event sites in Quebec that can accommodate large crowds and several entertainment zones while respecting distancing measures and the safety of festival-goers. However, due to the physical distancing required between festival-goers, the capacity will not be raised to 15,000, and some shows may sell out. For this reason, people wishing to purchase tickets are encouraged to do so soon.

Impact on Ticket Holders - Double the fun at no extra cost!

Individual ticket holders will be able to attend all shows on the same night with their current tickets at no additional cost, including hot air balloon flights and other activities that may be offered at the time of the FMG. Their zone of choice when purchasing will be respected. People who have already purchased two shows for the same evening will be compensated, according to a formula to be defined in the coming days. These changes will not apply to the Hydro-Québec Musical matinees.

**New evening lineup and pricing **

Available now and while supplies last

Thursday, Sept. 2nd: Kaïn AND Bleu Jeans Bleu

Front Stage Section : $34

Middle Section: $24

Rear Section: $19

Friday, Sept. 3rd: Matt Lang AND Cowboys Fringants

Front Stage Section : SOLD OUT

Middle Section: $29

Rear Section: $24

Saturday morning, Sept. 4th: Coeur de Pirate

Front Stage Section : $34

Median Section: $24

Rear Section: $19

Saturday night, Sept. 4th: Martin Deschamps AND Enfin de retour! (Brigitte Boisjoli, Roxane Bruneau, Marjo, Ludovick Bourgeois and Marc Dupré)

Front Stage Section : $39

Middle Section: $29

Rear Section: $24

Sunday morning, Sept. 5th: Fred Pellerin

Front Stage Section : SOLD OUT

Middle Section: $29

Rear Section: $24

Sunday night, Sept. 5th: Comedy Gala (Rita Baga, Korine Côté, Jean-Thomas Jobin et Richardson Zéphir) AND FouKi and his Zayvités (Quiet Mike, Clay and Friends, Vendou, Koriass, Jay Scott and Alicia Moffet)

Front Stage Section: $39

Middle Section: $29

Rear Section: $24

Monday Sept. 6th: Ari Cui-Cui

FREE (reservation required through the box office)

All prices include taxes and fees!

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