Let's meet face-to-face
July 8-10, 2022
Let's meet face-to-face
July 8-10, 2022
Let's meet face-to-face
July 8-10, 2022
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Concert July 9th

Concert July 10th

Organized by the Conseil culturel fransaskois (CCF), the Festival fransaskois is an annual celebration of the francophone community of Saskatchewan. The largest community event offers a combination of cultural and artistic components including a music festival that welcomes popular French-language musicians.

2022

The Festival fransaskois is back and will be held in person at Pike Lake Provincial Park, located 20 minutes south of Saskatoon.

Covid precautions

The CCF is committed to the health and safety of our Festival Fransaskois participants and follows the Government of Saskatchewan’s health measures. 

For the 2022 edition, we are limiting the number of tickets on sale for the comfort and the facilitation of social distancing of festival-goers. No more than 350 tickets will be available. 

On site, we will offer several areas for hand sanitization, in addition to offering masks for participants who wish to wear them. The CCF Masks are not mandatory on-site.  

Rapid tests for COVID-19 will also be available on site for festival-goers who would like to have them. 


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Our line-up

Hay Babies

Hay Babies - Acadia

We know the Hay Babies as three young authentic, funny and chill Acadians, but above all, they’re great friends who have trouble taking themselves seriously. Their influences clash, intertwine and complement each other. There’s folk, comedy, rock, fashion, pizza rolls…

Winston Band

Winston Band

The Winston Band is a unique Montreal band that fuses rock with zydeco, Cajun and French-Canadian influences. Inspired by different music from French-speaking America, the quintet mixes cultures and eras seamlessly to create a doubly “original” sound, one that is both focused on its chosen roots and on a national stage where it stands out. The band's repertoire includes many compositions as well as traditional pieces from Louisiana, Quebec and elsewhere. The powerful sound of the diatonic accordion, supported by a typical formation of "new zydeco," electrifies the audience and ensures a warm and festive atmosphere perfect for dancing.
Photo Marc-André Dupaul

Alexis Normand

Alexis Normand

Crowned Francophone artist of the year at the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards, Alexis Normand interprets her jazz-folk melodies with moving authenticity. In addition to being an accomplished singer-songwriter who won nominations for the Canadian Folk Music Awards and the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards, she was a member of the folk trio Rosie & the Riveters that toured internationally until 2020. Their latest album, Ms. Behave, reached 3rd place in CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 and has been featured in many publications such as Billboard Magazine and Rolling Stone.

Étienne Fletcher

Étienne Fletcher

There is something decidedly touching about Étienne’s universe. From gentle scratches in his voice, the singer-songwriter finds the words to translate life, death, and what lies between. Putting his bilingual roots forward, he's not afraid to accumulate mileage. He has performed at many festivals, including Les Francos de Montréal, Le Festif!, the Festival en Chansons de Petite-Vallée, Contact Ontarois, Francofaune (Belgium), the Festival d'été de Vancouver, Francofête en Acadie and Coup de coeur francophone.He offers an intimate show ranging from rock to blues, from folk to pop, and carries in his heart the francophone pride of Western Canada.
Photo Brandon White

Prairie Comeau

Prairie Comeau

For the pleasure of uniting their voices The Prairie wind and the river current Whisper the tunes of another time.

Prairie Comeau is a duo comprised of Fransaskois singer-songwriter Anique Granger and keyboardist-composer Benoit Archambault.
Photo Camille Gladu-Drouin

Freddie Pelletier

Freddie Pelletier

Freddie Pelletier's music career has spanned five decades of touring, recording and teaching. He spent his early career fronting his own bands and playing guitar for country artists, most notably touring with Ian Tyson. Freddie and his wife, Sheila, perform locally and have toured the southern USA for the past 20 years at RV and golf resorts. They also operated a music camp at their home outside of Birch Hills, SK for 12 years and Freddie taught music in Bellevue, SK for several years. With a passion for instrumentals, he emulates the work of Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and others by playing classic country, bluegrass, and 60's rock. Freddie demonstrates his French Canadian heritage by clogging while playing his 113-year-old flat top guitar that he affectionately calls 'Gurdy'. Freddie’s sense of humour brings a comedic element to his performance promising an entertaining show every time.

La Raquette à claquettes

La Raquette à claquettes

La Raquette à claquettes was formed in 1995 when a group of friends set out to revive traditional French-Canadian music at the Francophone pavilion. In the image and spirit of the Voyageurs, the group gives its all and makes everyone who hears their music dance, sing and laugh. The music of La Raquette à claquettes also draws on the tradition of a host of other styles: bluegrass, country, sea shanties: a real melting pot of sounds and emotions where mingle good time and humour. It is also a musical universe where voice and harmonies are always in the spotlight.

Samantha Nyenimana

Samantha Nyenimana

Nyenimana is a professional artist of Burundian origin, her R&B-reggae-African contemporary has the unique brand of her transparent and resilient nature - she wants to open doors to the soul. Neo-Fransaskoise, she alternates from vulnerability to hope. Her voice is infused with emotions and poetic excerpts in Kirundi. Music is a surprising universe and her wish is to invite the whole world to be part of this artistic journey.

Cirquetastic

Cirquetastic - AB

Cirquetastic is a family troop, founded by Lyne Gosselin, with more than 25 years of experience in circus arts. The trampoline allows her to fly high during street festivals across Canada, the US, Dubai and Japan. She pursues her career at the École de cirque du Québec as an artist, trainer and manager of circus school workshops. In AB, she shares her passion for circus arts through shows and school workshops. Her passion for expressing herself onstage during festivals and theatre remain her priority. Her latest challenge: navigating the opening of the Cirquetastic club in Edmonton during the pandemic while keeping the spark of performing on stage alive.

Emerging Youth

Dominique Fréchette

Dominique Fréchette

Dominique Fréchette was born in 2009 under the Northern Lights of the "land of living skies." It was in southern Saskatchewan that Dominique took root, hands on her hips, staring as far as she could see despite the intense gusts of wind blowing without restraint on the Prairies, now living in Domrémy after a short stay of nine months in Alberta, she has come back to her roots. At the age of 13, Dominique has been working her way through the music scene for five years.

Lunch Krew

Lunch Krew - SK

Since 2018, the bilingual rap trio, Lunch Krew has been making their mark on the Regina hip-hop scene. Formed by three friends from École Mgr de Laval, U-Nico, LPB and Krum, offer unique flows and engaging lyrics. Like three chefs, Lunch Krew is always cooking up something hot in the studio!.
Photo Dylan Barden

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