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Get Ready for La Nuit!

The event kicks off on May 18 after 2 years of being unable to run due to COVID

La Nuit émergente is set to make its latest appearance and festival goers are in for a real treat.

The free flowing festival format allows guests to discover artists from near and far. Since COVID prevented La Nuit from taking place for the last two years, this event is hotly anticipated and promises to be incredibly memorable.

It all starts on May 18. The kickoff event is a screen printing youth workshop hosted by local multidisciplinary artists Jennifer Herd and Dunstan Topp. Following is a free pop up concert by Bendero & Mars at 8:30 pm.

On Friday, May 20th at 8 pm, Les Chansons Rassembleuses will feature Nikamu Mamuitun, a collective of 10 Indigenous and Québécois artists under the mentorship of  Florent Vollant, for a rich indie-folk rich atmosphere, punctuated with light moments.

The culminating event is scheduled for Saturday May 21st, beginning at 6:30 pm and featuring 11 artists from Northern Ontario and Québec, with an after hours wrap up event at the Townehouse to continue the fun.

Stéphanie Dupuis, Artistic Director and Director of Cultural Affairs, discusses some of the many other features to look forward to, “This year’s headliner, Valence, joins us from Quebec City for their Sudbury debut, after garnering much attention and awards for their dreamy pop and upbeat tunes. Our lineup also includes visiting artists Solipsisme, Larynx, Et on Déjeune, Alex Pic, MATIU, Chloé Lacasse and EE Portal (a project by Emilio and Elyse Portal).”

Emilio and Elyse Portal will be showcasing new ambient music that will be composed live to accompany the films in Studio Desjardins. Dupuis says of the unique feature, “The majority of the sounds used will be from field recordings taken around the new Place des Arts Building and downtown Sudbury.”

The return of La Nuit is not the only reason for the Carrefour Francophone community in Sudbury to celebrate.

Dupuis explains, “If you have not yet discovered our new space at La Place des Arts in downtown Sudbury, this festival offers a great opportunity to do so! La Place des Arts represents growth and the future for Franco-Ontarians in the North East. This space for gathering allows us to host festivities and events that increase the visibility of our local cultural sector while bringing us together with the broader community. Moving in with our longstanding organizational partners and making space for new ones seemed like a logical step and represents the realization of a long-awaited 50-year plus dream.”

She continues, “With a new state-of-the-art auditorium seating 320 spectators, a studio, a lavish bistro and artifacts emblematic of Sudbury’s history, our clients and team can feel right at home in a space that echoes the potential, growth and high level of professionalism of our collective arts network across various disciplines. Add in our artistic childcare center; kids can glow and grow at La Place des Arts!”

Buy your ticket today and experience the magic of La Nuit. Tickets are affordable and the event is one of a kind.