Music lineup for 30th Festival du Bois

Vishten closes both days of the festival: March 23 and 24

It’s the 30th year for Festival du Bois, one of the biggest annual francophone festivals in western Canada.

And the Maillardville site will be bouncing with sound and sights, starting with a free Contra dance next Friday night.

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Take the family to the Grand Chapiteau (Big Tent) at Mackin Park on March 22 to swing with a partner with music from The Sybaritic String Band.

On Saturday, March 23, the main stage will see the following multicultural acts: 

Jou Tou: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Comté de Clare: 1:15 to 2 p.m.

• Les Tireux d’Roches: 2:20 to 3 p.m.

• Seconde Nation: 3:20 to 4 p.m.

• Shauit: 4:20 to 5:10 p.m.

• Alpha Yaya Diallo: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

• and Vishten: 7:10 to 8 p.m.

And on Sunday (March 24), following the 9 a.m. mass and pancake breakfast (from 10 to 11 a.m.) on March 23, stay to hear:

André Thériault: 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.

• Seconde Nation: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

• Les Tireux d’Roches: 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

• Shauit: 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Comté de Clare: 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.

• and Vishten: 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, kids entertainers such as Will Stroet and Jean-Pierre Makosso are in the Children’s Tent during the weekend while, across the street at Mackin House (1116 Brunette Ave.), musicians host workshops in a more intimate setting.

Visit for the full music line-up. 

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