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Artists announced for Kickoff to Festival d’Hiver – FrancoFUN 2023!

Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds

Coldsnap and Le Cercle des Canadiens Français de Prince George have partnered up for a night of Francophone funk and trad.

Kickoff to Festival d’Hiver – FrancoFUN 2023! will take place on Friday, February 3 at the Prince George Civic Centre. This evening will begin with Coldsnap alumni, É.T.É, who will present their lively take on Québecois traditional music. Then they are welcoming for the first time Winnipeg’s Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds to close the night with their smooth melodies, juicy guitar riffs and tasty horn licks.


The concert acts as a kick-off for the WinterFest FrancoFun 2023. Le Cercle des Canadiens Français de Prince George will host a variety of indoor and outdoor activities over a full week (from February 3-11). Explore the French culture with a French hockey night with the PG Cougars, a sugar shack and more! For more information, stay tuned to their social media

Kickoff to Festival d’Hiver – FrancoFun 2023! is part of the 16th annual Coldsnap – ‘the prince george winter music festival’, which will take place from January 27 to February 4, 2023. Every day and evening during the festival, Coldsnap will present amazing live music in a variety of venues across Prince George. For more information and tickets, visit

Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds (Manitoba)

Put simply, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds are new-age fosterers of soul music. But this is their kind of soul, with a uniquely Canadian twist. Hailing from St Boniface, the old French quarter of Winnipeg, they have crafted their identity as bilingual artists with their upcoming 10-song album release entitled Cruel. It will be their first full length LP, infusing fun-loving songs about amour and heartbreak in a mixture of both English and French, serving as an authentic representation of the languages they speak at home.

The Delicious Hounds name is a play on words about their “delicious sound” of smooth melodies, juicy guitar riffs and tasty horn licks. Jérémie’s smooth yet smoky voice is accented with a brilliant brass section to deliver round after round of phenomenal hits on golden platters. Jérémie’s staple friendliness, positive vibes and charismatic nature culminate into a profound presence that leaves listeners swooning for another bite of their unique modern twist on old-school rhythm and beats.

É.T.É (Québec)

Awarded the OPUS prize for “Discovery of the Year 2017-2018”, among many other accolades since their first album release in 2017, this trio is quickly winning over the hearts of listeners worldwide, young and old alike. É.T.É are Élisabeth (fiddle, step-dancing, vocals), Thierry (bouzouki, podorythmie, vocals), and Élisabeth (cello, vocals). The word été in French means summer–a fitting tribute to how their original, lively take on Québec traditional music is infused with a new vitality.

With lovely vocal harmonies, deep groove, and rich instrumentation, É.T.É are an explosive trio on stage, transforming the nostalgia of a kitchen party into an unforgettable show experience that celebrates the joie de vivre of Québecois culture.


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