Bavaria’s Best Newcomer 2012, List, on Quebec-tour : The group from Traunstein played on festival stages in Quebec and the greater Montreal area


List at Festival Oktoberfest des Québécois | picture © Die Gebrüder Krimm

The winner of the 2012 edition of Bavaria’s Best Newcomer competition (Newcomer Contest Bayern), who was crowned in Wurtzburg on July 6, 2012, under presidency of Mrs. Barbara Stamm, President of the Bavarian Landtag, just completed a part of its reward : a concert series in Quebec.

The group “List” from Traunstein left Munich last Wednesday to travel to Quebec as Bavaria’s ambassador in the Canadian province. Given this context, they were welcomed by the Director of the State of Bavaria, Quebec Office, Mr. Daniel Curio, as well as Mr. Steve Boilard, from the Quebec Ministry of International Relations, just before their gig at Envol & Macadam Festival. With around 25,000 visitors yearly, which makes it one of the big festivals in Quebec City, Envol & Macadam would be an interesting partner for Newcomer Contest Bayern over the next few years. On Friday, List played at Quebec’s St Patrick’s High School where a public of over 300 students and their professors were enthusiastic. They were given a connoisseur’s tour of the old city of Quebec after that. On Saturday, a very special gig was awaiting them: playing on the Grande Scène of the festival Oktoberfest des Québécois in the greater Montreal area, just before the popular local artist Vincent Vallières.

List Img 2699 CropStanding witness to the great success of this tour abroad are not only the numerous autographs asked backstage, but also more than 80 albums sold. Before leaving Montreal, [Sunday], the group was welcomed in the office of the State of Bavaria, Quebec Office (picture), and was given a tour of town by Ms. Christina Böggemann, collaborator of the Office, with several “insider’s tips” and useful contextual information. They particularly appreciated the “best burger in town” at La Banquise!

This trip abroad was made possible thanks to the collaboration of the State of Bavaria Chancellery, the government of Quebec, the State of Bavaria Quebec Office, the company Brose, as well as Newcomer Contest Bayern’s main sponsor, VR-Bank-Würzburg.

Source: Die Gebrüder Krimm