Festival International Releases Official 2016 Mobile App featuring a Redesigned Site Map

Festival International Releases Official 2016 Mobile App featuring a Redesigned Site Map


Lafayette, LA – The Official 2016 Festival Mobile App is now available for download on Android and iPhones. The Festival mobile app is the official electronic guide and one-stop shop for all things Festival International! The mobile app, designed by CrowdTorch, features the full lineup, schedule, site maps, after-hours events, food vendors and weather updates.

“The mobile app is a great way for Festival International to reach younger fans, and give them a way to access all of the Festival information, right at their fingertips,” says Marketing Director, April Courville

In addition to the latest updates such as artists’ lineup, schedule and after-hours events, there is now a brand new redesigned Festival grounds map with interactive capabilities for finding favorite food vendors and shopping spots.

“We realized an updated site map was long past due,” says Courville, “we wanted an accurate representation of the Festival grounds but also wanted it to be fun and easy to read.” The newly redesigned Festival site map will also be included in the Official Festival Guide, distributed by The Independent, out on newsstands April 1, 2016. Continue reading

Festival International de Louisiane and Acadiana Center for the Arts present: West Trainz

Lafayette, LA – Festival International and Acadiana Center for the Arts have partnered to present an official Festival Opening show featuring West Trainz from Québec. The ticketed concert will take place on April 19th and 20th at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. This indoor multi-media performance features lights, music, action, and installation. Drawing inspiration from the railway world and the project initiator’s travels, the multimedia performance features a musical journey of world cultures through a blend of instrumental composition, cinematics, and railway music.

The five musicians from Montreal come together to convey 20 years of travel and exploration in a unique retro-futuristic show, reflecting trains’ trance-like effect and poetic vision of the railroad world. “It will be a show like nothing Lafayette has ever seen before”, says Scott Feehan, President and Interim Executive Director of Festival International. “Trains, music, lights, video… It has everything!”  The project will be a feast for your senses, including a visual component that features artifacts collected over the course of the artists’ travels. The cinematic process has been years in the making, creating a unique and much anticipated experience. “With the help of the Québec government and the Acadiana Center for the Arts, it has come to fruition,” says Feehan.
This is the first time Acadiana Center for the Arts and Festival International de Louisiane have collaborated on an event such as this. “We are very excited about this new partnership,” says ACA Executive Director, Dr. Gerd Wuestemann. “ACA’s beautiful venue sits in the heart of Festival and this is a natural fit. Trainz is a complex, high-energy, multi-media show that will shine inside the incredible Moncus Theater. Fans can kick off Festival week with a fresh and engaging arts experience.”

Get a sneak peak of this one of a kind musical performance at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xeTNv1E1IU.

Tickets available at  www.acadianacenterforthearts.org/

Festival International Announces Volunteer Opportunities

Lafayette, LA – Festival International de Lousiane is actively looking for smiling faces to volunteer in a variety of positions during this year’s Festival, April 20-24, 2016. Festival International is known for the supporters and volunteers that keep it fun and free year after year. The organization relies on upwards of 2,000 volunteers to assure the event is a success.

“Volunteering is easy, fun and is a great way to help fuel the Festival, says Scott Feehan, Board President of Festival International. “It takes over 2,600 volunteer slots to put this event on and we need every single one of them. If you love this Festival as much as we do, please join the Festival family and volunteer this year. Most slots are only 3 hours and you also get a free Festival shirt!”

Festival International invites everyone to become a part of the Festival experience.

Registration is now open through the online Volunteer Center at www.festivalintl.staging.wpengine.com/volunteer. Users can view all of the volunteer opportunities and register for the area and shift times of choice. The online system will allow individuals and groups to register, create their own schedule and track hours worked.

Volunteers are vital to the longevity and success of Festival year after year. Festival International is looking for a variety of volunteers to work in the following areas:

-Pass Zones
-Artist Hospitality
-La Boutique
-Marche Hospitality
-Musicians Village Cafe
-Scène des Jeunes (Youth Area)
For more information on job descriptions, shifts, and how you can be a Festival Volunteer, please visit www.festivalintl.staging.wpengine.com/volunteer or email: volunteer@festivalinternational.diablodev.com