Regardless of the health measures in effect in August, the Festival international de la chanson de Granby (FICG) will be held in one form or another next summer. The event is already asking for applications and registrations for its competition and its components dedicated to teens and professionals.
In 2021, the Grand Concours Hydro-Québec will be hosted by Nicolas Ouellet. The competition is aptly named as the winners share prizes worth a total of $ 100,000. The winner will win a quarter of this prize pool in paid services and various professional services.
The next FICG will mark the return, for the tenth time, of the Never Too Early component, which is aimed at teenagers aged 14 to 17. The 24 young people selected from their French song lyrics will have access to training to create a show presented as part of the festival. This component, which will be directed by Andréanne A. Malette, is aimed at teens from all over the country.
Artists interested in entering the competition have until March 23 to do so, while teens can submit their texts by March 2. The full program of the FICG, which runs August 8-28, will be unveiled on June 8.