During the year of 1983, Productions Plateforme presents its first Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in December with a $40,000 budget. Thereafter, the festival was repositioned and presented for nine consecutive editions on the long Thanksgiving weekend in October.
In 1994, with the initiative of the board of directors’ vitality, new opportunities were developed and its financial support was consolidated, with the collaboration of the Town of Victoriaville, negotiating moreover, a triennial plan and proceeding at the same time with a second repositioning for the holding of its festival. Henceforth, the event will hold in the spring positioning itself on the long Victoria’s day weekend.
In 2009, Productions Plateforme took a one-year break to take the time to reorganize the festival. FIMAV came back in May 2010. Since then, the festival has been presenting four days of concerts instead of five, while adding a circuit of sound art installations in public spaces. This circuit is accessible at no charge for six days, which stretches the festival over a week, with guided tours also available.
Music Genre: World, Pop, Local, Jazz
Camping: No, but click here to see special accommodations’ deals
Location: Outside & Insides Venues – City
Age restriction: No age restrictions
Direction: Click Here
Best way to get to the festival: Car
Victoriaville, QC, Canada