The fifth edition of the Festival La Noce in Chicoutimi, Saguenay, was held from June 29 to July 2, 2022. Its mission is to offer different, diverse cultural events in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region by presenting musical projects and other forms of artistic expression, notably through an annual arts and music festival. Since 2017, La Noce has been the embodiment of a spirit of celebration, gathering, and unity between artists.

This year’s edition (2022), La noce de cire, was especially marked by a diversity of genres. During these four days of celebration, more than 50 artists came to present their music to festival-goers from all over Québec.

The event was an opportunity for SOCAN to present two events for members and industry professionals taking part in the festivities – both hosted by Sara Dendane, Creative and Partnerships Executive, Québec, at SOCAN. The first presentation, SOCAN 101, took place on July 1st on the Ubisoft Stage of Pulperie de Chicoutimi. This free presentation provided an overview of what SOCAN, Canada’s largest music rights organization, does, and the role it plays in the music ecosystem. Then, on July 2, came the SOCAN Cruise on the Saguenay fjord. More than 30 industry professionals were able to enjoy a relaxing moment, as well as some croissants and kombucha – and networking, of course.