Over 50,000 ticket requests: huge enthusiasm for the SuperFrancoFête

There is unprecedented enthusiasm for the SuperFrancoFête show, which will be presented on August 31 at the Agora de Québec. Over 50,000 ticket requests have been made for the 5,000 free seats that are available. We have just made the decision to also broadcast this show-event on giant screens at Place des canotiers.

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President and founder of SISMYK, Sylvain Parent-Bédard quickly found himself with a great problem on his hands.

“I did not expect such enthusiasm. We initially thought we would attract between 3,500 and 5,000 people,” he said in an interview.

The SuperFrancoFête, which is a nod to the big party that took place in Quebec in 1974, will welcome around thirty artists, including Zachary Richard, Patrick Bruel, Stephan Eicher, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Louis-Jean Cormier and Robert Charlebois.

The day after the start of the registration period for tickets, requests exceeded all expectations of the organizers.

Sylvain Parent-Bédard, president and founder of SISMYK on the Place des canotiers site where the show will be broadcast on giant screens.

Photo QMI Agency, Marcel Tremblay

Sylvain Parent-Bédard, president and founder of SISMYK on the Place des canotiers site where the show will be broadcast on giant screens.

In solution mode, Sylvain Parent-Bédard, his team, people from the Agora, the City of Quebec and the Port of Quebec, visited the site yesterday to identify areas where it would be possible to install giant screens and accommodate more spectators.

The choice fell on the Place des canotiers site located along Dalhousie Street in the Port of Quebec. Details regarding the number of giant screens and spectators that can be accommodated there will be revealed in the coming days. The site will be open to everyone and it will not be necessary to have tickets to access it.

“The first item, at the top of the list, is safety. We want people to be able to have a pleasant experience without being on top of each other,” said Sylvain Parent-Bédard.

The president and founder of SISMYK swears, hard as iron, to have never anticipated such a success, even with the presence of a particularly high artistic poster.

“We have already experienced some disappointments in the past,” he noted.

A postcard website

Could the show have been presented on the Plains of Abraham in order to make an even bigger nod to the original event?

“It was clear from the start that we were in favor of presenting the SuperFrancoFête at the Agora. A cultural revival is underway in this sector and we wanted postcard images with the river, Île d’Orléans, the bridges, the Château Frontenac and Old Quebec, for international television broadcasting. It’s an extraordinary setting and it’s the DNA that we wanted to have for this premiere, ”he explained.

With 50,000 ticket requests, there was no question, 13 days before the event, of moving to the Plains.

“The entire scenography of the event revolves around the installations of the Agora site. The stage must be completely dismantled to install the scenography elements. It would be impossible, anyway, to turn around with such a short delay, ”he said.

The draw for the allocation of tickets for the Agora will take place on Monday. The winners will receive an email and must confirm their presence.

You can still register for the draw to obtain tickets to attend the SuperFrancoFête show at the Agora at superfrancofete.com.

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