For over 15 years now, the FME (Abitibi-Témiscamingue Emerging Music Festival
) has been booking emerging and established musicians, with different musical styles from the alternative and independent scene. With a real sense of unity, EMF brings people together for a life-size event and a series of concerts with an ambience you won’t find anywhere else. More than a dozen sites in Rouyn-Noranda are converted into concert halls for the event. A major economic driver, EMF contributes to the development of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, encouraging youth and keeping them enthusiastic about staying in the region.