Published Jun 06, 2017Following both winter and summer instalments last year, Quebec's Festival de Musique Émergente is set to return to Rouyn-Noranda from August 31 to September 3.
FME has once again pulled together a lineup packed with nearly 70 performers, highlighting some of the finest emerging artists this country has to offer — and the first round of artists and events has just been announced.
A Tribe Called Red will kick off the festival with a performance on 7th Street on August 31. Also on the bill that evening are sets by Pierre Kwenders and La Bronze.
In conjunction with Canada 150 celebrations and the Pikogan Pow Wow initiative, a free outdoor concert will be held on September 1 on the banks of Lake Osisko, promising "a voyage of discovery, transported by glorious music, surprised and delighted by performing artists along with grand stagecraft."
The festival will close on September 3 with a performance at the Kiwainis Lake outdoor stage from artists that contributed to Desjardins, on l'aime-tu, a tribute album to Richard Desjardins.
Other artists scheduled to perform throughout the Labour Day long weekend include Andy Shauf, Ludovic Alarie, Sarah Toussaint-Léveillé, Geoffroy, FUUDGE, Canailles, Afrikana Soul Sister, Atusko Chiba, Paul Jacobs, Philippe B, Sunwatchers and Emily Wells.
Full festival details and updates can be found at the official FME website.