When Les Counties unveiled an event featuring fringents and Charlotte Cardin on Wednesday, Les Grande’s Fetzas Tellos de Rimowski announced that the government-allowed 2,500 audience limit had been split into 10 bubbles.
Other highlights of the event, Canadian country singers Brett Kissel, Mark Dupree, Emile Bilodo, Matt Long and Ludovic Bourgeois, will take place in Beaujor Park from July 5 to 8.
“It’s good for courage,” said Sebastian Noel, director general of the festival.
“I have two feelings. Obviously this is not a regular edition with just 2,500 people. At the same time, it’s great to read the comments after the lineup is released, to see in person people who are very interested in watching public appearances. “
The matter of square meters
Although Grandes Fets has 30,000 square meters of space to expand to people, developing a plan that takes into account the health needs of 10 departments, each with its entrances, exits and toilets is a lot of headaches, says Sebastian Noel.
“Basically, we ask for 25,000 square meters for traffic, which refers to 10 square meters per person, there are independent entrances / exits, you have to take the drink sold in those areas. Several factors were considered to assess the profitability of the subject. “
Kissel has no problem
If other events, such as the Summer Festival, decide to exclude Canadian artists from their programming, Sebastian Noel did not hesitate to make a phone call because of the uncertainty surrounding traffic between the provinces. To agents of Brett Kissel, who lives in Alberta.
“It simply came to our notice then. It is very clear on the government website that he arrives by plane and has the right to travel if for work. “
Bass-Saint-Laurent artists Voronic Bilodo, Electro Sorcier and the unique Saint-Jacques band will also be part of the festivities.