Heat, storms, smog, torrential rains. The climate increasingly complicates the work of stage technicians and artists working outdoors during the summer season. Aware of this new reality shaped by climate changes, festival organizers have no choice but to adapt, but not without some concern for the future.
Catherine Lalonde and Annabelle Caillou published the article “Le climat bouleverse l’organisation des festivals” in Le Devoir on 21 July 2023.
“The festival (the FEQ) had also planned a meteorologist on site this year to facilitate and accelerate decision-making.”
MétéoGlobale has been supporting festivals and outdoor events here for 2 years now, with a mobile weather station, as well as an on-site meteorologist forecaster.
Here is our orange mobile unit (trailer on the right) with the weather station, at the Festif de Baie Saint-Paul.
This summer, we are (were and will be) at Canada Day in Ottawa, at the FEQ, at the Éclat de Charlevoix, at the Festif de Baie Saint-Paul, at the Francofête, at Osheaga, at the Juste pour Rire Festival, at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, as well as at the Francofolies de Montréal.