15th edition of Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue happens this August 31 – September 3

This year, the Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.

Nearly 70 artists will perform in Rouyn-Noranda on Labour Day Weekend. The full schedule will be published on July 11, but they have announced a few shows, such as A Tribe Called Red, who will kick off the festival on 7th Street on Thursday, August 31, sharing the stage with Pierre Kwenders and La Bronze.

On Sunday, September 3, the group of artists responsible for the tribute album Desjardins, on l’aime-tu will perform at the outdoor stage at Kiwanis Lake for the festival’s closing concert, presented by Sirius XM in collaboration with the City of Rouyn-Noranda. This is the one and only opportunity to see this spectacular show in Abitibi-Témiscamingue this summer!

Philippe B will come to present music from his new album La nuit vidéo, while Saskatchewan’s own Andy Shauf will grace us with his delicate folk music. The show also features Ludovic Alarie, Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé,Geoffroy, FUUDGE, along with veteran rockers Canailles and festival stalwart JF Lemieux with his new projectAfrikana Soul Sister. In collaboration with Montreal’s Distorsion Psych Fest, we are proud to present rock actsAtsuko Chiba, Paul Jacobs, and Sunwatchers; and finally, New Yorker Emily Wells will drop by Rouyn-Noranda as part of her Quebec tour.

Basic and deluxe festival passports are on sale now, while single tickets will be available as of Tuesday, July 11. Deluxe passport holders will have access to a VIP area during the closing concert.

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