Unveiling : program for the 4th edition of the Santa Teresa Festival

The Santa Teresa Festival, presented by TELUS, unveils the program for its 4th edition. Kicking off the festival season, the awesome musical celebration will take place on the streets of downtown Sainte-Thérèse from May 15th to the 17th, 2020.

Following various teasers about festival headliners on social media, a limited number of 3-day all-access passes have sold out like hotcakes. The sale of daily tickets for the Main Outdoor Stage, the Sainte-Thérèse-d'Avila Church and the Local 41 starts today at 10am. SantaTeresaFest.ca

In the Name of the burbs, Amen

The Santa Teresa Festival is unique among festivals; for the diversity of its artists, venues, and on-site activities. Performances- some intimate, some on a grander scale- are played in local bars, on the free outdoor stage, in the Sainte-Thérèse-d'Avila Church, and on the Main Outdoor Stage.

The Main Outdoor Stage

The festival will open on Friday night with Flèche Love, Choses Sauvages and Les Louanges, followed by activist punk rock band Pussy Riot from Moscow. Festival-goers will be treated to an electrifying show from the collective, performing for the first time in Quebec.

On Saturday, the Main Outdoor Stage will be devoted to hip-hop, soul and R&B. The DJ Set Vlooper + KNLO will open the evening’s performances. Lil Tracy- best known for his collaborations with rapper Lil Peep, who, sadly, passed away in 2017- will perform after. Then the Canadian bbno$, the artist on the festival’s program with the most online listeners, will take the stage. He is ranked 202nd in the world on Spotify, including 500 million views for Lalala. The Canadian Daniel Caesar, who will also be headlining at the upcoming Coachella, and who is nominated for a 2020 Juno Award, will close out the evening.

In collaboration with Smoking Camel, the festival will be showcasing the best of Belgian rap on Sunday. Roméo Elvis- who sells out everywhere he plays- will be preceded by Caballero & JeanJass, known for their role in the new wave of Belgian rap, L'Or du Commun, that sold out Montreal's Fairmount Theatre last October without any publicity whatsoever, and Le 77 and Todiefor, will make it a unique musical evening.

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Indoor Shows

Sainte-Thérèse-d'Avila Church will welcome, among others, the neo-classical pianist Alexandra Stréliski and Elisapie for a sweet and precious moment, the mesmerizing Jesse Mac Cormack and the indie folk band The Franklin Electric and Allan Rayman (who received a nomination for Breakthrough artist of the Year at the 2018 Juno Awards). Local 41 will showcase Quebec rap; with Eman and Lary Kidd on Friday, Clay and Friends on Saturday, and KNLO and Robert Nelson on Sunday.

FREE programming

Returning this year, the SiriusXM Chapel will feature francophone artists that are innovators in their musical genres, such as Loïc April, Laurence-Anne, Mat Vézio, Population II and Fuudge.

The Cha-Cha will bring together exciting new artists to be discovered such as Montrealer Ada Lea, We Are Wolves and the Toronto based Ducks Unlimited. The Montecristo is back with its Rock evenings, including immersive concerts, where on stage, the music will take on its full significance, such as Paul Jacobs. New this year, the Pub St-Graal will welcome solo artists, or artists with a stripped-down band, for a Bedroom pop and minimal wave theme.

The Teresa Stage

At the heart of the festival, the Teresa stage will once again offer a free lineup of artists and projects to discover. Among others, Kid Kouna's family project, the group Zen Bamboo, as well as Claudia Bouvette. To create buzz-worthy special on-site events, several surprises will be added to the program, and will sometimes be announced at the last minute. Keep an eye on the mobile app for details!

Green Teresa

Always striving to reduce its environmental footprint, the festival adopts a series of concrete measures based on the principle that “it is impossible to create for today if we ignore the impact on tomorrow”. In collaboration with Recyc-Québec, the Vert Teresa program will soon unveil new practices for its 2020 edition.

Thank you to our Partners

The support of sponsors, including TELUS, our presentation partner, and SiriusXM, our discovery partner, is instrumental to the event’s success.

“TELUS has been a proud supporter of the Santa Teresa Festival since its first edition, 4 years ago. “It’s an opportunity for us to showcase culture in Quebec”, says Nadia Paquet, Director of TELUS Communications. “The festival is a unique way of celebrating local musicians and up-and-comers. To encourage new and emerging artists, TELUS will be asking the public to vote, using the Santa Teresa app, for their favourite new artist. The winner will get a $5000 grant from TELUS to pursue their contribution to our collective musical culture”

“As partners in discovery, we have been proud collaborators of the Santa Teresa Festival since it began 4 years ago. The on-site ambiance, the community spirit, and the variety of musical acts-which is conducive to discovering new artists-is at the heart of the SiriusXM mission”, says Jean-Philippe Lavoie, manager of Canadian content and industry relations for SiriusXM Canada.

The Santa Teresa Festival team is happy to count on the participation of LA-be, SAQ, Hydro-Québec, Boréale, PLUS1, Tel Jeunes, Recyc-Québec, Iberville (Amermelade) and Club Kombucha.


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