After 37 years of loyal service, Parc de la Francophonie, known as Le Pigeonnier, is giving way to its neighbor, Place George-V, as the second-largest scene of the Quebec City Summer Festival.
“The Loto-Québec Stage will take up residence at Place George-V. This new location will allow it to receive more spectators in even more optimal conditions, “says the FEQ leadership, in a statement.
The choice to move across the street is simple, says the organization. “The Pigeonnier had obviously become too small for the popularity of the shows that were presented. In 2016, an expansion of the site had been made thanks to which its capacity had increased to 10,000 people. Despite this change, an ever increasing number of festival-goers continued to flock to the Loto-Québec Scene (…)
“Last year, the site showed complete, momentarily six times, during the shows of Jethro Tull, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Cardin, America and Air Supply, 2 Brothers and SUM 41”, adds one.
An improved site
Place George-V, now revamped, will have the Armory as a backdrop. The FEQ will enhance the scenic structure with the addition of a screen on each side. The organization also promises a better “sound balance”.
Most importantly, the capacity of the site will increase from 10,000 to 15,000 people. The space available will also improve the bar service and toilets, and the area reserved for people with reduced mobility.
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