Loud, Kid Koala, FouKi, Alaclair Ensemble & more to perform at 17th Edition of FME
The Festival De Musique Émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) has a hard-hitting 17th edition lined up: for the second consecutive year, there are three big outdoor concerts.
The full programme will be announced on July 16, but in the meantime, FME have announced the artists who will appear at the celebrated Desjardins outdoor stage on 7th Street.
Once again this year, the FME will present top-notch talent at the Desjardins outdoor stage, including various members of the Canadian hip-hop community.
Starting on Thursday, Aug. 29, French electro-pop composer and performer Jeanne Added will kickoff the outdoor schedule. She’s already won two Victoire prizes in 2019, and festival goers may remember that she appeared at the FME at the very beginning of her now-illustrious career. Next up that night is world-renowned Montréal scratch DJ, Kid Koala, whose shows are always unforgettable.
On Friday, Aug. 30, the Desjardins stage will have the honour to welcome Sarahmée, a rising Quebec star with a sweet mix of rap and pop; KT Gorique, a Swiss rapper with strong beats and a deft pen; and Montréal rapper and JUNO Award-winner Loud, with his second appearance at the FME in as many years. This time he’s armed with his new album Tout ça pour ça (officially released today), along with an all-new stage show.
On Saturday, August 31, it’s time for the second hip-hop-filled night with FouKi, who darts among trap, reggae, and folk with a rich mix of humour and introspection; Alaclair Ensemble, with their playful vision of Quebec hip-hop; and Koriass, who came back strong in 2018 with their new album La Nuit des Longs Couteaux.
The FME will unveil its full programme and begin selling Basic and Deluxe Passports on Tuesday, July 16. The 17th Edition of the FME will take place from Thursday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Outdoor Passports, which confer admission to all three of these shows, are on sale now for $50 at fmeat.org on the ‘Tickets’ page.