This year’s Francouvertes, which kicks off on March 11, 2024, at Montréal’s Lion d’Or (and online) has announced the 21 Francophone and Indigenous acts participating in the event. They’ll compete in this 28th edition to win the hearts of both the audiences and jury members, each set of whom are responsible for 50 percent of their final score.

During the preliminary rounds, music lovers will be able to enjoy and judge performances by:

  • Fantômes, Collation, PRINCESSES (March 11);
  • Maud Evelyne, Paruline, Soleil Launière (March 12);
  • Corail, Karolan Boily, Folaube (March 18);
  • Vincent Khouni, Nectar Palace, Loïc Lafrance (March 19);
  • Sandra Contour, Sakay Ottawa, Patrick Bourdon (March 25);
  • Sensei H, LeBlaze, Floraison Tardive (March 26); and
  • Le Belladone, Zéa Calla and La Monarque (March 27).
Lou-Adriane Cassidy, Thierry Larose, Francouvertes, 2024

Lou-Adriane Cassidy and Thierry Larose

Each act will take their turn at the Lion d’Or, in the hope of winning new fans and a host of prizes, including the $15 000 SiriusXM Award, or one of three $5 000 Andréanne-Sasseville Awards, offered by the event’s official presenters.

SOCAN will once again take part by offering the $1 000 Paroles & Musique award to one of the semi-finalists, as well as by being the presenting sponsor of the “J’aime mes ex” series of performances.   As opening acts for the preliminaries and semi-finals shows, 10 ex-participants are invited to perform some of their own songs, as well as a new or unpublished version of a song from their repertoire. The first artists in this year’s series will be VioleTT Pi on March 11, and Mon Doux Saigneur on March 12.

Additionally, this year, all competing acts will receive $500 to help cover some of their expenses, courtesy of Sirius XM. Also, in order to offer maximum visibility to participants and greater discoverability for the public, all the shows will be streamed live, for free. Those who wish to vote can purchase a ballot to participate in the selection of the winners. In the same spirit, Les Francouvertes has teamed up with the Scènes de musique alternatives du Québec (SMAQ) network members to webcast the shows in selected partner venues. The list of these venues will be available on the Francouvertes website.

The seven preliminary rounds and semi-finals (April 15–17) will be presented at Lion d’Or, while the final will be held at Club Soda on May 13.

To find out more, visit (in French only).