Greater Sudbury – La Slague is especially proud to unveil the programming for the 2022 edition of La Nuit émergente, Sudbury’s festival event like no other for contemporary music. The pandemic forced us to cancel this event in 2020 and 2021, but this year, our emerging music festival will shine brighter than ever!
Finally, after two years of hiding, we’re announcing the 8th edition of la Nuit émergente. To mark our return, la Nuit émergente will reappear in a magnificent new venue: la Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury.
The event’s poster depicts it well. A werewolf stands triumphant on the building’s distinctive roofline, drenched in moonlight and surrounded by the raised arms of enthusiastic concert goers. The horror film vintage look goes well with the event’s “back-to-life” backstory.
This year’s programming extends over four days. But the heart of La Nuit émergente is still the concert event on Saturday, May 21, starting at 6 PM, featuring nine bands and performers in total. These acts are La Slague’s top picks among the newest sounds, trends and styles emerging in the Franco music scene these days. They are: Et on déjeune, Alex Pic, EE Portal, Chloé Lacasse, Matiu, Mort Rose, Solipsisme et Larynx. Musically, they are all over the map: psychedelic rock, poetic pop, songwriter’s rock, electro/hip-hop fusion, and more.
These artists will perform a variety of spaces, some small and intimate, some unexpected, throughout the Place des Arts building. Concertgoers can wander through the building and seek them out, composing their own adventure as they go. The adventure can extend well into the night with the after-hours event at the Townehouse Tavern, starting at 11 PM.
On Friday, May 20 at 8 PM, the Nuit émergente festival presents the acclaimed musical event Nikamu Mamuitun/Les Chansons rassembleuses, meaning “songs that bring people together.” The concert brings together four Indigenous performers and four non-Indigenous performers.
On Thursday, May 19, everyone is invited to a get-together to enjoy the new menu at la Place des Arts’ Bistro.
On Wednesday, May 18, there will be a free silkscreening workshop hosted by the Slagado teen’s club, where original t-shirts can be designed while listening to the recording of the festival’s featured artists.