(Granby) After Moist and Dennis DeYoung, organizers of the show of the season Desjardins wanted Acton hit even harder for the 10th anniversary of the event. They have not dropped the ball: the Simple Plan will take the assault Donald Martin Park on 19 August.
“It will happen in the history of the show, that!” Says the Director General Patrick Lesperance about the coming of the performers I Do not Wanna Go to Bed and Summer Paradise.
The 33-year-old who works in marketing communications, was working for eight months to bring the punk-rock quintet Quebec known worldwide Valois ground. “It’s been a long process, he said. With an international group, it must be able to meet their demands and be on the check with our teams. But though we are in a small town, it has a good reputation and good credibility. ”
Simple Plan frequently recurred in suggestions from the public, but people doubted he could come in Acton Vale. Mr. Lesperance recognizes that their show is not given, but the show of the season has what it takes to host it. Technically, the control will be moved and giant screens will appear.
“With a band like Simple Plan, all the details are important: transportation, technology, comfort, said the DG. They have seen others, they have been to Tokyo! We want them to live a beautiful experience. ”
Therefore, the price of the passport for three nights – from 18 to 20 August – up $ 5; So it will cost $ 40 for Simple Plan and two other shows in which artists to be confirmed.
One of them is a group that has already come several times and Patrick Lesperance described as “ambassador” of the show of the season. Kain? Legends of Rock? The Cowboys frisky? The paris are open and the full program will be announced in June.
There are beat last year established audience record with about 8,000 people Éric Lapointe show. “I’m pretty sure we will beat it, ‘said the DG. It is one of the most accessible festivals in Quebec for the quality of the artists it presents. ”
This is a significant 10th anniversary since the event has “gone through several trials” over the years, first the loss of a large grant in 2013. “Despite all that, we still had shows of quality and not a deficit year, “says Lesperance, who said” on call “for the 2017 show.
“Even when it rains, people come! This is a super popular event and I like to believe that in August, the radiation from the Acton through us. ”