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Launching of the FRIMAT 2013 program

10 June 2013

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All has been done and thought out to offer you an eye-opening program.  This 9th   Festival de la relève indépendante musicale en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FRIMAT) will be held July 31 thru August 3 this year. During the event, festival-goers will discover renowned artists and also others from here thanks to the Vitrine de la relève.

This year, it is with the utmost pleasure that the organization will present artists that have made their place on the Quebec scene, namely the exceptional Karim Ouellet, Dany Placard, Koriass, Pawa Up First, Peter Peter , Gazoline, Le Carabine, Phonomen and LCDN.

‘’Without a prime venue for aspiring artists, the FRIMAT would not hold all of its meaning. This edition is promising in terms of groups and solo artists from the region’s pool of rising artists.  Metal, rock, folk and rap reflect the variety of musical choices offered by the artists this year.’’said the president of the Festival, Benjamin Turcotte. The finalists of the aspiring artists, 6 finalists are from here, are Guillaume Rivard, JetSet Radio, Mathew James, Guillaume Trottier, LUBIK and Transcendance.

Let us also note the participation of Massy Émond, Marcie and the DJs Masqués.

Tickets are on sale starting June 10, at the Val-d’Or municipal library and on Ticketacces.net. Two types of passports will be sold. One gives access to the two main evenings of Friday and Saturday, including the end-of-evening shows, for $45; the other gives access to all of the shows of the Festival, for $60.

For those festival-goers who choose to buy their tickets individually, the Wednesday and Thursday tickets will cost $15, whereas those for Friday and Sunday will be sold for $25. The end- of-evening tickets will be sold at the door for only $5.

Each year, over a thousand spectators attend the Festival de la relève indépendante musicale en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FRIMAT). It is an opportunity to listen to a variety of artists who are well established on the Quebec scene. The event, which takes place in   Val-d’Or, wishes to be a showcase for the rising artists of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northern Québec thanks to the La Vitrine de la relève aspect.

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