Festivalin theforest

2018 edition : July 27-28-29 - Béthanie


The small guide

of the perfect festival goer


1801 Chemin de Béthanie, Béthanie, QC, J0H 1E1
(approx. 90 minutes from Montreal)
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Friday, July 28: From 12am for weekend tickets
Saturday, July 29: Site opens at 10am
Sunday, July 30: Site closes at 4pm



Yellow BUS !

Meeting point Montreal: Berri street/Ste-Catherine (Berri Uqam metro)

Meeting point Bethanie: La Grosse Lanterne main entrance

Camping alongside the river

Each camping lot is 10’x12’ (max. 1 tent) for 2 nights (August 12 & 13) along the banks of the Black River.

You can bring your equipment to your lot by foot or use our transportation service ($6).

The event will take place rain or shine. Dress accordingly.

Services and amenities

On the site, you will have access to a:

At the Market Place, you will find:
– Many food trucks (more info soon)
– Local businesses (meat, vegetables, fresh products / more info soon)
– Charcoal barbecues for everyone to use

Rules of La Grosse Lanterne

No alcoholic beverages purchased off-site are permitted. The only alcoholic beverages permitted are those sold at the festival’s bars. Non authorized alcohol will be seized and the offender will be subject to expulsion. However, you are more than welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Campfires are only permitted in areas designated for that purpose. Any other “ad-hoc” campfires will not be tolerated. Any person who commits an act of vandalism will be subject to immediate expulsion.

Glass containers are forbidden on the site (cans or plastic containers only).

An enviro-friendly event!

We all have a responsibility to respect the environment and keep the forest intact. A green team will be present on the site to help you minimize your environmental footprint.

You can do simple things like disposing your trash in the appropriate bin (recycling / trash / compost) and keeping your cigarette butts off the ground.

Thank you for being environmentally friendly!

For every pass sold, $1 will be given to the organization Arbre-Évolution for reforestation.

Arbre-Évolution is a socio-environmental organization who aim to encourage and evolve the symbiosis between humans, trees, forests and the environment.

The real cost to plant a single tree is $5 and each is planted as part of a project supported by a Quebec community.


La Grosse Lanterne 2016


La Grosse Lanterne 2016


La Grosse Lanterne

2014 Edition

La Grosse Lanterne 2014