Gearing up for ShazamFest 17

Gearing up for ShazamFest 17
(Photo : Claude Dufresne)

By Aiden Wilson
Special to The Record

ShazamFest promotes itself as Québec’s only Néo-Vaudeville Festival, and is coming back strong with its 17 edition, running on the Przytyk organic farm!
The four-day-long festival starts on July 2, is open to everyone, and is even conveyed as a family-friendly event, unlike many of its contemporaries.
“We have so many different things going on from circus stuff to freak shows, to poetry, to wrestling, to kids activities, it just goes on and on,” said founder and director Ziv Przytyk.
After trying to join Cirque du Soleil at a young age but not making the cut, Przytyk shifted his focus to the making of a festival “where the misfits fit in,” which is also the show’s tagline.
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