La Grosse Lanterne, the festival in the forest, is back for a third year. Happening on August 12th and 13th, the event will take place in the small town of Béthanie, in Montérégie. Music, visual arts, and light installations will once again be a part of the experience, as well as camping sites along the Black River, food trucks and community charcoal barbecues.
Once more, La Grosse Lanterne’s programming team has hit the nail on the head with a line-up sure to please many fans. The captivating father-and-sons Hip-Hop trio Brown, the inventive duo Organ Mood, the post-rock instrumental band Pawa Up First and the talented singer-songwriter Félix Dyotte will kick off the festivities on Friday night.
On Saturday, the line-up will be headlined by the disciples of post-rap, Dead Obies. The exhilarating Acadian Lisa LeBlanc will make La Grosse Lanterne her only summer festival performance in Quebec, as much of a must-see performance as that of imaginative singer-songwriter Klô Pelgag and of artful orchestral indie-pop band Groenland. The French psychedelic rock of Chocolat, the haunting melodies of Safia Nolin, the phenomenal psych-punk of I.D.A.L.G., the festive rock'n'roll of Les Marinellis and the comforting folk songs of Saratoga are also part of the line-up. Both evenings will close out with DJ sets at the Hostel stage to warm everyone up.
The festival site will open at 3pm on Friday. For those who prefer to get there only Saturday, the site will open at 10am. The festival will provide a shuttle bus service all weekend from Montreal to Béthanie and back. All details can be found on La Grosse Lanterne's website.
Tickets are on sale now via grosselanterne.com.