Le Phoque OFF 2022 is a Quebec City music festival and this year will be different since it will be taken in the metaverse (aka online) running from February 21 to 25
The festival is reinventing itself in groundbreaking fashion to present its eighth edition entirely in the NOWHERE metaverse.
Through showcases pre-recorded live on stage, music lovers will once again be able to discover the hidden gems of the Quebec and Franco-Canadian alternative music scenes, in addition to musical acts from Mexico and France.
For its eight edition, Le Phoque OFF has made it a mission to be more inclusive than ever and to further open its doors to diversity. As always, the lineup is an eclectic mix of alternative and groundbreaking artists, and this year is no different.
“We’re thrilled that nearly half our lineup is made up of women musicians this year and that we’re able to highlight artists of all stripes by teaming up with Groover (France) and Chido Carnal Fest (Mexico). One of our favourite events is Fanmi se Famni (Family is Family), a collaboration with Pasa Musik in celebration of Black History Month.” – Yanick Kapuano (Head of Programming, Le Phoque OFF)
Le Phoque OFF 2022 highlights include: Douance‘s raw, ‘90s-inspired lo-fi grunge; the sweet folk melodies of l i l a and Charlotte Brousseau; the disco/trash sounds of MC Auguste; the hip-hop vibes of Sensei H; Les Lunatiques and Worry rocking out the metaverse; Vitrail’s introduction to their post-metal palette; and many more! The festival will also present two launch shows – Solipsisme and Aléatoire – as well as Virginie B’s first performance since the release of her album Insula.
Here are picks to who is performing at this year’s festival: