THREE-RIVERS — Festival du cochon of Sainte-Perpétue has unveiled its programming for its 41st edition, which will take place from 2 to 5 August.
Robby Johnson will heat the boards at the opening of the festival on the Thursday evening with its mix of pop, rock and country.
The Beauceron is a huge success in the United States with his song Big Time. The next day, it will be the turn of the icon for quebec rock, Éric Lapointe, get festival goers with songs from his new album, including.
Shawn Barker is considered to be one of the best interpreters of Johnny Cash, will complete the list of guests who will be performing on the big stage Loto-Québec, with its show-tribute The man in Black. In addition, several artists, including the duo of West and songwriter Gilbert Lauzon will be performing on the stage Coors Light in the margin of the main programming.
The traditional race to the pigs will be back the same as the firing of horses and the extreme challenge of wild boar.
All these competitions will be held at the Hyodrome that can accommodate up to 4000 people.
Two races of motorized vehicles are also planned during the weekend.
The first brings together thirty of lawn tractors modified, which can reach a speed of 75 km/h and the second is a street drag bikes, which is called the largest in Quebec by the organizers.
New this year, festival-goers can attend a competition forest who will bring together 30 participants in eleven events.
The passports for the Festival are available in advance at a cost of $ 35 on the site festivalducochon.com.