THE BLACK & BLUE FESTIVAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY : NEW DJs AND ARTISTS CONFIRMED !
The 20th anniversary of the Black & Blue Festival will take place from October 6 to 12 and will be one of the biggest events this year! The world renowned Black & Blue will be attended by thousands of participants on 10/10/10 at Palais des congrès de Montréal! Two rooms will feature a choice of music (house and trance), this year, to please a wider and diversified local and international clientele.
The Founding President, Robert Vézina mentions that “this year’s Black & Blue will feature new elements, but will also look back on its twenty years of existence”. He also announces that this year’s main event will include a « live » component and two rooms: one featuring house music, and the other, trance music. Widely recognized for its original artistic concepts, this year’s Black & Blue Festival will showcase a concept developed in collaboration with lighting design expert François Roupinian of Lightemotion. As lighting is one of the key components of the event, BBCM continues to explore this facet with a view to ensuring use of the very latest in lighting technology. Back once again for 2010 are technical director Sylvain Tessier and sound expert Éric Tourangeau who has brilliantly orchestrated all sound-related aspects of nearly every Black & Blue event from the outset. The DJs and performers of the night are: Mark Anthony, Rosabel (Ralphi Rosario & Abel), Paulette, Chus & Ceballos and the great Hernan Cattaneo in the house room, as well as Aly & Fila, Simon Patterson, Gareth Emery, Carl Muren, Marco V, Omar El Gamal and Tydi in the trance room. The live performing artists are: Emma Hewitt, Audrey Gallagher, Jessy Gauthier, Jacynthe and Sally Saiffi. The visual artist Zïlon will also do a live performance and will create some of the visuals.
The Foundation, a non-profit organization involved in organizing events since 1991, takes one particular cause to heart, namely aiding individuals living with HIV /AIDS, an aspect that will not be neglected during the event.
This year’s official Festival program lineup will run from October 6th to 12th and will include the ever popular Jock Ball with Shawn Riker and David Laguer; the Leather Ball with Scott Thomson, Jack Chang and Escape (Friday, October 8th); the Military Ball (Saturday, October 9th) with DJs Manny Lehman, Tony Moran and Stéfane Lippé, and the Recovery Party at Stereo (Monday, October 11th), in addition to a host of other activities in Village area clubs.
TICKETS AND VIP PASSES
VIP Upgrade $35,00
Ticket can be purchased on: wantickets.com/blanckandblue
The different Festival VIP passes are already on sale. To purchase a pass or see what each includes, log on to one or other of www.ticketpro.ca or www.bbcm.org. These passes provide holders with priority access to events, as well as access to the VIP Lounge on the evening of the main Festival event. VIP pass holders will also receive a complimentary gift bag.
Week end Vip Pass CAD$175 +Service Charge
Bronze Vip Pass CAD$250 + Service Charge
Silver Vip Pass CAD$325 + Service Charge
Gold Vip Pass CAD$400 + Service Charge
The Black & Blue team thanks the following partners:
Affaires municipales, Régions et Occupation du territoire Québec, Ministère du Tourisme Québec, Tourisme Montréal, Air Canada, Noize Magazine, A&U Magazine, Fun Maps, Fugues, Mygaytoronto.com, Priape, Hôtel Delta Centre-Ville, Association sportive et communautaire du Centre-Sud, Lifestyle, NRJ, Virgin Radio 96FM, Sauna Centre-Ville, Yogourt Liberté, PROUD FM, Le Château, Grinder, Citizen, SMC, SDC Village, Wantickets.com, Gayradiobec.com, ZIP, Expressoft, Cuir Mont-Royal, Promotions Propaganda, Ernest Entrepôt, Désir Secret, Soundbeatradio, QC Boy, Let Tubbies, Nightlife Magazine, Wega Vidéo, Nomad Espace mobile, Planet Jazz 91.9, Dépanneur du Village, Barefoot, Sauna Oasis, Surplus international, Urb’n’Lili, Big Jump 2010, Célébrations de la Fierté Montréal, CCGQ, Community Marketing, À contre-courant, Équipe Montréal, Village Scene, Centaur Theater Company, Altitude 737, Aigle noir, Palais des congrès de Montréal, Boys Night Out, Circus, Parking, STUD, Le Planète, Cabaret Mado, Stereo, Nuvu, SKY, UN, Stock, Le Saloon, Théâtre Telus, New York City Pride, Drag, Rise (Boston), Dagobert, Reflections Cabaret, Size T at Here Lounge, Club 1234, FLY, Winter Party Festival, Globalsound, Cherry, Sandblast, Mark Nelson, Matinée NYC, Elevation, Wonderland (L.A. Pride), Ascension, Black Party, Independance Crown & Anchor, Circuit Barcelona, Winter Party Festival, White Party (Miami) CQGL, Walkgroup, Score (Miami), Living (Mexico), Sunshine (Mexico), Matinée Group, Fab Magazine.