"More than just a festival, Phoque OFF is now a central hub of Quebec’s emerging alternative music scene. This festival made for and by the artists mold what is and what will be the music and its industry! We take everything that is bold, avant-garde, artistically wacky to fill you with new releases, ideas, experiences, emotions and friendships!

Known as a festival of alternative broadcast, it now fills a social and cultural mission by breaking barriers that separate different alternative actors and by putting an end to independent artists’ isolation. In every edition, our goal is to make their potential shine, as well as giving them access to tools and major actors of the industry!"

- Patrick Labbé, General Manager

Le Phoque OFF

Presented in the middle of February, Le Phoque OFF knows how to warm up the Capitale-Nationale with its crazy alternative music festival. After 8 editions including last year’s metaverse version, the festival has positioned itself as a real hub for the independent scene in Quebec.

Dedicated to supporting emerging artists, Le Phoque OFF by offering avant-garde showcases and spectacular shows makes room for the best of Quebec’s next music generation.

The festival connects professionals in the music industry and promotes artists nationally and internationally. The Phoque OFF also has a PRO component composed of discussion panels, workshops, conferences, opportunities for networking and welcoming international professionals. Since 2021, this PRO component is extended year round with the Phoque OFF PRO, a support platform devoted entirely to artists and artisans of the cultural scene.

The Phoque OFF continues with its ninth edition, in person, from February 10 to 18, 2023.

Our Team

General Manager
Patrick Labbé

Executive assistant
Joanie Harnois

Administration
Isabelle Léveillée

Program
Yanick Capuano

Program
Ophélie Lavoie

PRO Program
Joanie Moreau

Marketing and partnership
Émilie Asselin

Communications
Chloé Leblanc

Communications intern
Louise Phelippeau

Production
Amélia Bouaziz

Production assistant
Jeanne Larose-Dutil

Technical director
Vincent Néron

Digital Projects
Ulysse Ruel

Fundings
Mariana Gianelli