EMF 2011 – A Program Schedule of New Sensations and Sure Values

9 August 2011


The 9th edition of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Emerging Music Festival (EMF) will take place from September 1 to 4. Again this year, music fans from here and elsewhere will immerse themselves in a unique atmosphere to live a great music experience where everything is permissible, where everything is possible. Rock, folk, electro, hip-hop, garage, pop, indie, country, world beat, trad… almost all music genres will gather at the EMF! We are pleased to give you an insight of this year’s edition. But keep your ears open, for other artists will add to the list in the coming weeks.

The Festival will start on the Thursday with Gatineau and Vincent Vallières, on the outdoor stage, and with PIaNO CHaT and the Swedish band Thus:Owls, on an indoor stage. Jimmy Hunt, Sunny Duval, Elektrisk Gønner and DJ Kitchenkid will close the evening.

On Friday September 2, the EMF will welcome Secret Chiefs 3, a project initiated by Mr. Bungle’s former guitarist, the iconoclast and inventor of klezmer-hop Socalled, the experimental folk combo from New York Akron/Family, as well as Panache, Malajube, Katie Moore, Dany Placard and Canailles.

On the Saturday, the now-classic outdoor family concert will bring traditional music to the forefront with Yves Lambert et le Bébert Orchestra and the Franco-Manitoban band Les Surveillantes. Also, the famous Piknic Elektronic will abandon once again its fief at Île Ste-Hélène to make a live performance at the Lake Osisko Peninsula together with Night Trakin’ DJs and other artists.

The evening will see Duchess Says, Young Empires, Pat Jordache, Nestorisbianca, Miracle Fortress, and Galaxie give great performances. The Nuit électro at Agora des arts will start at 2:00 hours a.m. with Mike Mind, Plaster and Jordan Dare.

Sunday, September 4, will mark the return of the legendary Soirée Hip-Hop and Nuit Métal evenings, the former with Webster, Alaclair Ensemble and Manu Militari, the latter with Les Ékorchés, Les Gars du Nord, Massive Slavery and Cryptopsy. The closing concert will be given by the grand winner of the Francouvertes 2011 event, Karim Ouellet, French singer François Audrain and the bewitching Béatrice Bonifassi. To complete the evening, the EMF will welcome The Experimental Tropic Blues Band and Plus Guest with their sexy and wild garage blues music.

This year’s happy hours will feature Caracol, Philippe B, Grenadine, Monogrenade, Peter Peter, the French one-man band Boogers, Gilles Bélanger, Mark Berube, Le Grand Nord, DJ Brace, Jérôme Minière and Betalovers.

Passports and combo packages (lodging and concerts) will be sold online starting from July 13. Whether you intend to discover Abitibi-Témiscamingue to the beat of great music or simply wish to attend buoyant concerts, the EMF offers a wide range of formulas to accommodate all tastes and needs. To reserve tickets and packages, or to get information, visit

The EMF radio station CFME 91,9 FM will resume activities on August 22 until September 4. On the menu, non-stop broadcast of emerging music from August 22 to 31, followed by a schedule of new programs from September 1 to 4, in Rouyn-Noranda, on 91,9 FM or

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