Francophonie en Fête, 13th Annual Francophone Music Festival in Toronto

Francophonie en Fête

Toronto's Annual Celebration of Francophone Diversity

September 20-29, 2019 Toronto 14th Annual Festival

Afro-Caribbean Musical Extravaganza

Two blockbuster concerts in one on Friday September 28th starting at 8 p.m.

We are very excited to have Boukman Eksperyans on-stage at Daniels Spectrum. These legendary Grammy-nominated masters of Haitian Misik Rasin are renowned for their high energy beats and harmonies. Misik Rasin translates to Musique Racine, referring to the rich ethnic cultural heritage of the group.

The opening act is a new Toronto group called Malagasy Roots, which features the well-loved Donné Roberts and Madagascar Slim!

There is a fantastic group ticket offer of only $20 per ticket with the purchase of 6 tickets. Early bird single tickets are only $30. Early bird pricing expires soon so get your friends take advantage of the savings and join our fun evening!

Klo Pelgag and Julie Kim perform for the 13th Annual Francophonie en Fête

We are excited to bring the hugely popular Klô Pelgag to the stage this year for our closing concert on Saturday, September 29th 2018 at the Spadina Theatre.

This highly talented 28 year old from Quebec has captured numerous music awards thanks to her remarkable voice and stage presence.

In 2014, she won the Barbara Prize and the Grand Prix de la Francophonie awarded by the Charles Cros Academy. In November 2016 Klô Pelgag released her latest album entitled “L’Étoile thoracique”, which was hailed by critics, and went on to win several honours and prizes in 2017.

Opening for Klo Pelgag is Julie Kim. She is originally from Quebec and has become very well known on the Tornto music scene since her arrival here 20 years ago. She will perform popular and new pieces from her brand new album ‘Perspectives’.

Don’t miss the 13th Annual Francophonie en Fête Music Festival. It’s Toronto's Best French Music Festival!

10 Amazing Days of Francophone Culture, Music and Celebration

Join us Sept 20-29 for the 13th Annual Toronto Francophone Music Festival, a jam-packed 10-day deep dive into the rich Francophone musical diversity that thrives in Toronto.

A highlight of the Festival is the Free Distillery Weekend Concerts, September 22nd and 23rd . We feature the best of established and emerging Francophone talent to grace our stage from mid-day and right through the afternoon. Come for both days and see more than a dozen artists from France, Africa, Haiti, Ontario and Quebec on stage at the Distillery.

Join us for Franco-Ontarian Day for a special midday concert featuring YAO on Tuesday, September 25th. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we share the stories and music of the wonderful rich talents that perform at the Francophonie en Fete Festival. Sign up to our email alerts to gain a first-mover advantage on news and tickets to our events.

Event Calendar

Days full of music !

Sept 21, 2018 - Cocktail Launch and Opening Concerts - Distillerie

3pm - 3.30pm

Trio Hassiba

3.45pm - 4.15pm

Ambiance The Band

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Amélie & Les Singes Bleus

Sept 22 2018 - The Distillerie

12pm - 12.30pm

Amanie Illfated

12.45pm - 1.15

Joanna Moon

1.30pm- 2pm


2.15pm - 2h45pm


3pm - 3.30pm

Hassan el Hadi

3.45pm - 4.15pm

Miss Blandine

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Bourée à trois

Sept. 23, 2018 - The Distillerie

12pm - 12.30pm

Joanne Morra

12h.45pm - 1.15pm


1.30pm - 2pm


2.15pm - 2.45pm


3pm - 3.45pm

Kalimbas at Work

3.45pm - 4.30pm

Barbara Dorsaint

4.30pm - 5.30pm


Sept 25 2018 - Franco- Ontarian Day Concert with Yao

From 11.00am


28 Sept. 2018 - Daniels Spectrum

8pm - 10pm

Afro-Caribbean Musical Extravaganza

Featuring: Boukman Eksperyans Opening Act: Malagasy Roots

Sept 29, 2018 - Closing Concert Featuring Klô Pelgag (with opening act Julie Kim)

8pm - 9pm

Julie Kim


Klô Pelgag

September 20 – September 28

9am - 3pm

Educational Workshops

Francophonie en Fête offers workshops and presentations on various topics related to music and culture to primary school students enrolled in French schools in the Greater Toronto Area.


Afro-Caribbean Music Extravaganza


  • Two groups : Boukman Eksperyans and Malagasy Roots as opening act
  • Friday, Septembre 28th at 8pm
  • Daniels Spectrum - 585 Dundas Street East
  • Individual tickets are $40
  • Group sales (6+) are $30 per ticket

Klô Pelgag in Concert, Julie Kim opening act


  • Opening act: Julie Kim
  • Saturday September 29th from 8pm
  • At the Spadina Theatre at L’Alliance Francaise

Francophonie en Fête

Francophonie en Fête hosts Toronto’s Best Annual French Music Festival! Now in it’s 13th year it has been a vital part of the music scene in Toronto and a living example of the growth, creativity and diversity of the Francophone culture in Ontario.

Francophonie en Fête is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the cultural vitality of French-language culture across the GTA. Each year Francophonie en Fête harvests the best in Francophone entertainment to offer Toronto a unique and inspiring festival with a range of high quality concerts. In addition to its rich entertainment program, Francophonie en Fête also strives to forge links and collaborate with the vital forces of the Francophone community of Toronto, in particular La Semaine de la Francophonie in March, and delivers a vibrant educational program to the French language schools in the Toronto area.


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Francophonie en Fete Concert Venue Details

Theatres with parking in the heart of downtown Toronto

Daniels Spectrum

585 Dundas St East, Toronto
East of Parliament

The Distillery

55 Mill St., Toronto, On, M5A 3C4

Mel Lastman Square

5100 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5V7