Thursday, May 14, 2020 - It has been more than a month since we announced the 36th FIMAV 2020 cancellation. Today would have been the grand opening night... For this occasion, the crisis committee decided to send you a newsletter to mark this day and to thank you. Thank you for the solidarity messages we received from you since April 1st. Click here to read some of the messages that particularly touched our hearts!
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - The 36th FIMAV 2020 will not happen, but we decided to unveil the Sound Art Installations In Public Spaces circuit, the Experimental Short Films and the Visual Arts Exhibit programs anyway, as scheduled!
You also have access for the first time to the Printed program 2020's online version!
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - It is with sad, heavy hearts that the organizers of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville announce today that the 36th edition that was to take place from the 14th to the 17th of May, 2020, is cancelled.
There will not be a Festival this year, though we and the artists were ready. But we have decided to pay tribute to the artists of each component of the 36th FIMAV 2020, recognize their importance and allow you to discover their projects. Therefore, we will be unveiling the programming of the Sound Art Installations in Public Spaces circuit, the experimental short films and the visual arts exhibit as planned, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Just keep an eye on our social networks, visit our website and keep on reading our newsletters.
We are putting in place a refund system for ticket holders. We will be contacting them personally in the coming weeks. If you have questions about refunds, please email us.
To sign off on a positive note, here is an excerpt from the introduction piece by FIMAV General and Artistic Director Michel Levasseur that would have been printed in the official 36th FIMAV program. On March 11, Levasseur wrote: “Let’s hope that all shall be well by mid-May so that we can welcome our audience and our artists for our great Musique Actuelle celebration! Why not, maybe we’ll manage to change the world!” In under a month, hope turned to resignation, but we never stopped believing that we can change the world...
And so, the FIMAV team hopes to see you in Victoriaville May 20-23, 2021!
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - Since hope is what keeps us alive, we have decided to soldier on, from our homes, and work on presenting the 36th FIMAV 2020 as planned. We have been monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic for several weeks already. Our audience and our artists come from Quebec, Canada, the United States, Ukraine... Italy. We are taking the security measures adopted by our provincial and federal governments very seriously, and we are influenced by the situation in which other countries find themselves. We are reassessing our position on a daily basis. Rest assured that the health and safety of the public, the artists and our staff remain our priority. Like our friends at Festival TransAmériques, we choose to dream. Join us, from your home.
Follow us on our social networks, visit our website and keep reading our newsletters. Soon, we will unveil our sound art installations in public spaces circuit, our experimental short films programming, and the visual arts exhibition that will complement the 36th FIMAV 2020. We will keep you regularly informed of the situation regarding the presentation of our event. Should it be cancelled, we will put in place a compensation system for ticket holders. So we will continue to monitor developments very closely at every level. Until then, peruse the 36th FIMAV 2020 programming and discover or rediscover artists whose creativity knows no bounds.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - The organization of the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) reacts to recent announcements from the Government of Quebec about new measures adopted to counter the spread of COVID-19 in the province. Since the 36th edition of the FIMAV opens in two months, we keep on working to present the Festival as planned. In the event that the 36th FIMAV should be cancelled, we would put in place a compensation system for ticket holders. We want to assure the public, the artists and our staff that their health and safety is our priority. Thus, we will be monitoring the situation very closely, and this will allow us to make the right decisions in due time in order to participate in efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - The schedule and all details on every concerts of the 36th FIMAV 2020 are finally unveiled. You can now buy your individual tickets, passports or packages HERE knowing where and when the artists will perform. The rest of the programming – sound installations in public spaces, short films and visual arts exhibition – will be unveiled on April 8!
By popular demand, we are unveiling LE CHŒUR DE GROWLERS concert’s day, time and hall: the choir, which would be the first of its kind in the world, will perform on the Colisée B stage on Friday, May 15, 2020 at midnight!
Individual regular price tickets are available now: to get yours, visit ourTickets page!
Due to technical issues, we decided to add one more day to the Passeport Festival pre-sale. You have now until Friday, February 28 at 5 pm to buy yours and then have access to all 36th FIMAV 2020’s concerts and experimental short films screenings, a Festival t-shirt at a reduced price, and a Disque VICTO of your choice! Go ahead and buy your Passeport now!
By popular demand, we are unveiling the BILL FRISELL / IKUE MORI / JOHN ZORN concert’s day, time and hall : the trio will perform on the Colisée A stage on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 10 pm as the 36th FIMAV closing concert! Individual regular price tickets are available now and only for this concert.
The Passeport Festival, which grants access to all concerts, is still on pre-sale until February 27. To buy tickets for BILL FRISELL / IKUE MORI / JOHN ZORN concert or a Passeport Festival on pre-sale, visit our Tickets page!
The program for the 36th FIMAV is finally unveiled! It is on the Programming page that you can discover all our concerts. Take the opportunity to get your Passeport Festival, available in pre-sale!
$275 taxes included (a saving of $100 on the regular price)
Access to all concerts
Access to short films programs
One Disques VICTO CD of your choice (single album)
Until February 27, 2020
Productions Plateform's team is proud to unveil the FIMAV's new design, created by Isabelle Beaumier for its 36th edition, which will be held from May 14 to 17, 2020! Stay tuned, as in the next few weeks a lot of unveilings are scheduled...
February 6 : line-up unveiling and Passeport Festival pre-sale start
March 12 : full schedule unveiling and all tickets and other passports available
April 8 : Sound Art Installations In Public Spaces, Experimental Short Films Programs and Visuals Arts Exhibit unveilings