One of the city’s most iconic festivals is scheduled to return this fall.
As of now, the Montreal International Jazz Fest — the largest jazz festival in the world — is scheduled to take place from September 15 to 19 at Place des Festivals.
Its sister festival, Les Francos de Montréal, is also scheduled from September 9 to 12.
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According to The Montreal International Jazz Festival Team, the festival is scheduled to take place “even if the health situation is still uncertain.” Organizers say they plan to hold both outdoor and virtual shows and specified that “rules around crowd size and other measures will depend on public health guidelines. ”
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Jazz Fest says it will follow the evolution of the pandemic “very closely,” and the festival will be presented in accordance with the instructions issued by public health in order to “ensure the health and safety of festival-goers and our employees.”
According to a press release from the festival, the “vast majority” of indoor concerts planned for the upcoming summer will be postponed until 2022, and that ticket holders from last year should keep them as they will be valid next summer.
“We can’t wait to see the microphones hooked up, the lights on stage, the musicians playing, the singers singing,” said Laurent Saulnier, vice-president of booking cultural events at L’Équipe Spectra. “Most of all, we can’t wait to see the big smiles from the crowd!”