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Florent Vollant Leaves Audience Spellbound at Forillon National Park

Florent Vollant: Full Moon + Sunrise = Magic

Singer-songwriter Leaves Audience Spellbound at Forillon National Park

Florent Vollant during the sunrise concert at Forillon National Park Florent Vollant during the sunrise concert at Forillon National Park
© Parks Canada / Stéphane Marchand

August 11, 2014, Gaspé, Quebec, Parks Canada
Dimanche dernier, le 10 août, 650 festivaliers privilégiés ont assisté au concert de l’artiste Florent Vollant au lever du soleil, au parc national Forillon. Présenté par Parcs Last Sunday, August 10, 650 lucky festival-goers attended a sunrise concert given by singer-songwriter Florent Vollant at Forillon National Park. Hosted by Parks Canada and the city of Gaspé’s Festival Musique du Bout du Monde (FMBM), the concert cast a spell over the early-birds who had flocked together for the occasion at the foot of the stunning cliffs of Cap-Bon-Ami.

A full moon the night previous, a glowing sunrise, a sea spreading toward infinity, an inspired performer, and a most respectful audience… All the ingredients came together to produce a moment of pure magic. In an acoustic, personal setting, Florent Vollant saluted the day – which also coincided with his birthday – to the beat of his Aboriginal-rooted variety of folk music featuring country and blues inflections. He treated his listeners to a warm yet deeply moving show with all the sincerity, intensity and quiet confidence he is known for.

By offering this experience to visitors to Forillon, Parks Canada is proud to support one of the priorities of the National Conservation Plan – i.e. to bring Canadians into closer contact with nature by offering inspiring experiences in some of the country’s most spectacular natural landscapes.

Sunrise concert at Forillon National Park Sunrise concert at Forillon National Park
© Parks Canada / Stéphane Marchand

Quick facts

  • Singer-songwriter Florent Vollant gave a concert at Cap-Bon-Ami, in Forillon National Park’s north sector, on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 5 a.m.
  • This was the fourth sunrise concert at Forillon National Park, held in collaboration with the FMBM. It was also the first at which Florent Vollant performed.

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Florent Vollant during the sunrise concert at Forillon National Park Florent Vollant during the sunrise concert at Forillon National Park
© Parks Canada / Stéphane Marchand

“Florent Vollant is a deeply engaged, inspiring performer as well as a tireless advocate of harmony between man and nature. We are very proud that we were able to welcome him in the wild setting of Cap-Bon-Ami, in the total splendour of dawn at seaside.”
Stéphane Marchand, Forillon National Park Superintendent

Associated Links

Florent Vollant au Festival Musique du Bout du Monde (FMBM) de Gaspé (in French only)
Florent Vollant to give sunrise concert at Forillon National Park

Contact 

Michel Queenton 
External Relations Manager
Gaspésie Field Unit, Parks Canada 
418 368-5592 
michel.queenton@pc.gc.ca
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