Francos de Montreal and Bell today announced a historic 10‑year partnership marking the 30th anniversary of the world’s biggest French music festival.
“The Francos de Montreal festival plays an important role in showcasing Montréal and francophone culture on both the local and international stages,” said Martine Turcotte, Vice Chair, Québec for Bell. “Bell is extremely proud to extend support to the festival until 2027 to ensure it continues as of Québec’s most cherished and unifying events.”
“In addition to the Francos turning 30 this year, we also mark another important number with this announcement– the number 10. We’re thrilled that our partnership with Bell has been renewed for the next 10 years,” said Les Francos de Montréal’s CEO Jacques‑André Dupont. “We offer our heartfelt thanks to the company for its continued support, which enables us to put on a festival of this magnitude and quality.”
In addition to providing significant annual funding, Bell will expand the Francos de Montreal festival’s technology capabilities with the development of new apps, online platforms and virtual reality projects. Bell Media will also help the Francos de Montréal and francophone music reach a wider audience by presenting concerts and broadcasting live from the festival.
Founded in Montréal in 1880, Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing innovative broadband wireless, TV, Internet and business communication services across the country. Bell Media is Canada’s premier content creation company with leading assets in television, radio, out of home and digital media. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc.
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and provides significant funding for community care and access, research and workplace initiatives.