Produced by The Aberdeen Cultural Centre, Festival Acadie Rock is a multidisciplinary event whose 7th edition will be held from August 11th – 18th 2018.

It presents a rich selection of Acadian culture that is thriving through music, visual arts and performing arts.


August 15th free show

6:30pm at Riverfront Park

Presented in collaboration with the 2019 World Acadian Congress

Julie Aubé


Well known as being a third of Les Hay Babies, Julie Aubé had recently decided to try herself at a solo career. With the help of Marc Pérusse, her rock-psychedelic vintage allure album named “ Joie de vivre” was released in 2017. Part time musicienne and part time poet, Julie has also released a collection of poems in 2016 entitled “La poétrie de l’écrivante”.

Sweet Crude


Over the past few years, Sweet Crude has managed to take the music and language of Louisiana and produce a completely fresh music that thrusts century-old traditions into the present. The six-piece band consistently delivers exciting shows featuring enough drums for a small marching band, exuberantly bellowed harmonies, and lyrics that jump from english to Louisiana French in a single verse.

La Dame Blanche


Hailing from Cuba, La Dame Blanche creates an explosive mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae. This talented singer, flautist and percussionist released her first album in 2014 named “Piratas” and more recently “2” in 2016.

Vishtèn


This Prince Edward Island trio modernises a mix of traditional acadian songs while incorporating instruments such as the accordion, the violin and the guitar while also using the irish flute, the piano, the jig, the mandolin, the jaw harp and the bodhran.

Daniel Bélanger


This singer-songwriter and author from Quebec became a towering figure in the canadian francophone music scene in the 90’s. He is now composing songs and lyrics of remarquable richness and depth.

✦ 2018 edition ✦

6h17 – DANCE SHOW
Festival Danse Atlantique
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall – $25
Mercurial George by Fleuve Espace Danse

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6h17 – DANCE SHOW
Festival Danse Atlantique
Théâtre L’Escaouette – $25
La vie attend by Parts+Labour_Danse

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9:30pm – OPENING NIGHT
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall – 10$
Les Moontunes
Tampa
Dj Dick Daigle

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7:30pm – SHOW
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall – 15$
Simon Daniel
Jambinai

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6h17 – DANCE SHOW
Festival Danse Atlantique
Riverfront Park – FREE
Souffle de l’aube by Fleuve Espace Danse

5pm – Surprise Event!
Terrasse des Brumes du Coude – FREE

8pm – ACADIE ROCK COMEDY NIGHT
Hell’s Basement – 15$
Solange LeBlanc
Martin Saulnier
Julien Dionne
Ryan Doucette
Yves Doucet
Hosted by Mélanie Beaulieu

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3pm – ST. GEORGE STREET BLOCK PARTY
Aberdeen culturel Center – FREE

6pm – TINTAMARRE 2018
Starting at Aberdeen culturel Center heading to Riverfront Park

6:30pm – OUTDOOR SHOW
Riverfront Park – FREE
Julie Aubé
Sweet Crude
Vishtèn
Daniel Bélanger
La Dame Blanche
Jedi of Funk

7:30pm – GÉRALD LEBLANC POETRY NIGHT
Salle Bernard-Leblanc – 10$
Gabriel Robichaud
Georgette Leblanc
Cindy Morais
Émilie Turmel
Marc Arseneau
Fredric Gary Comeau
Christian Roy
Hosted by Serge Patrice Thibodeau

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21h – CONCERT
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall – 15$
Track of Rock
Comté de Clare
Fuudge
Joseph Edgar

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9:30pm – CLOSING NIGHT
Aberdeen cultural Centre – 10$
Allumette
Wangled Tebb
Maud Geffray

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2018 ARTISTS

Les MoonTunes

Saturday August 11th, 9:30pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Les MoonTunes

Les MoonTunes is a 7-piece band that is influenced by different musical genres such as heavy soul, psychedelic rock and hip-hop.

WEB SITE

Tampa

Saturday August 11th, 9:30pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Tampa

Tampa is an indie-rock band from Moncton with tight, driving rhythm and impeccable pop hooks. Their debut album Belated Love was released in March 2018, a snapshot of their high- energy live performances.

WEB SITE

Dj Dick Daigle

Saturday August 11th, 9:30pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Dj Dick Daigle

Originating from Nord-Tetagouche (NB), Richard Daigle has received a degree in music at the Université de Moncton. He is pursuing his artistic path with a variety of music groups, and has followed his passion for the world by studying iranienne music, has presented percussion workshops in Haïti, has studied tabla in India, and has recently studied african djembé in Guinée. He is also working on projects such as electro-acoustic music titled Djin Proxy, as well as playing in the in the groups Moun K’ap and les Traveleux.

Christine Melanson

Sunday August 12th, 3pm
Belliveau Orchard

Christine Melanson

This multidisciplinary artist has made waves with her new talent : songwriting. Christine Melanson was a finalist at the 49 edition of the Gala de la chanson in Caraquet and has collaborated with a multitude of artists such as Vishtèn and François Émond. Her solo album Constellations was released in 2016.

WEB SITE

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs

Sunday August 12th, 3pm
Belliveau Orchard

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs

Jourdan Thibodeaux et Les Rôdailleurs is a french Creole/ Cajun groupe from Louisiana who released their first album “Boue, Boucane et bouteilles” in 2018. Their authentic sound is filled with accordions, violins, guitars, bass and drums.

WEB SITE

Simon Daniel

Monday August 13th, 7:30pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Simon Daniel

Originating from Moncton, Simon Daniel distinguishes himself with his powerful voice and unique writing style. He creates a pop alternative sound while also getting some inspiration from folk, jazz and progressive rock. His first album “EP jaune” was released in October 2015 and won 4 prizes at FrancoFête that same year.

WEB SITE

Jambinai

Monday August 13th, 7:30pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Jambinai

Jambinai is an instrumental Korean band formed of Ilwoo Lee, Bomi Kim, Eunyong Sim, Jaehyuk Choi and Byeongkoo Yo. The musicians met in Korea’s National University of Arts, and quickly discovered their mutual interest in presenting traditional Korean music in a new way. Using traditional Korean instruments like the piri and the geomungo, as well as modern instruments such as the electric guitar, they create a post-rock sound mixed with Korean folk.

WEB SITE

Julie Aubé

Wednesday August 15th, 6:30pm
Riverfront Park

Julie Aubé

Well known as being a third of Les Hay Babies, Julie Aubé had recently decided to try herself at a solo career. With the help of Marc Pérusse, her rock-psychedelic vintage allure album named “ Joie de vivre” was released in 2017. Part time musicienne and part time poet, Julie has also released a collection of poems in 2016 entitled “La poétrie de l’écrivante”.

WEB SITE

Sweet Crude

Wednesday August 15th, 6:30pm
Riverfront Park

Sweet Crude

Over the past few years, Sweet Crude has managed to take the music and language of Louisiana and produce a completely fresh music that thrusts century-old traditions into the present. The six-piece band consistently delivers exciting shows featuring enough drums for a small marching band, exuberantly bellowed harmonies, and lyrics that jump from english to Louisiana French in a single verse.

WEB SITE

Vishtèn

Wednesday August 15th, 6:30pm
Riverfront Park

Vishtèn

This Prince Edward Island trio modernises a mix of traditional acadian songs while incorporating instruments such as the accordion, the violin and the guitar while also using the irish flute, the piano, the jig, the mandolin, the jaw harp and the bodhran.

WEB SITE

Daniel Bélanger

Wednesday August 15th, 6:30pm
Riverfront Park

Daniel Bélanger

This singer-songwriter and author from Quebec became a towering figure in the canadian francophone music scene in the 90’s. He is now composing songs and lyrics of remarquable richness and depth.

WEB SITE

La Dame Blanche

Wednesday August 15th, 6:30pm
Riverfront Park

La Dame Blanche

Hailing from Cuba, La Dame Blanche creates an explosive mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall and reggae. This talented singer, flautist and percussionist released her first album in 2014 named “Piratas” and more recently “2” in 2016.

WEB SITE

Track of Rock

Friday August 17th, 9pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Track of Rock

This young group of 5 musicians from l’Île de Lamèque were this year’s winners in the group category at “Accros de la Chanson”. They are influenced by hard rock bands such as AC/ DC, Guns N’ Roses and Twisted Sister.

SITE WEB

Comté de Clare

Friday August 17th, 9pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Comté de Clare

Comté de Clare is a band from Baie Sainte-Marie formed by Arthur Comeau of the groupe “Radio Radio”, as well as Daniel Leblanc and Jean-Pascal Comeau of the groupe “Grand Dérangement”. They create rhythmic dance music that brings life and energy to the music from their region.

SITE WEB

Fuudge

Friday August 17th, 9pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Fuudge

Fuudge is a stoner grunge psychedelic francophone band from Montréal, directed by David Bujold and accompanied by Olivier Laroche (drum), Pierre Alexandre (Bass) et Vincent LaBoisonnière (keyboard). They launched their first EP in 2016 and the second “Man!” was released in 2017.

WEB SITE

Joseph Edgar

Friday August 17th, 9pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Joseph Edgar

Originaire de Moncton au Nouveau-Brunswick, Joseph Edgar est un artiste influent du courant acadien. Il s’établit à Montréal en 2012, et c’est inspiré par son nouveau quartier et les personnages qui l’habitent que l’auteur-compositeur-interprète dévoile en 2014 un cinquième album solo, Gazebo, composé de 10 titres aux accents pop-folk peu communs. Après avoir sillonné les routes du pays pendant plusieurs mois, l’artiste lance à l’automne 2017 un duo de chansons en version numérique. Après une série de spectacles en Europe, il récidive au printemps avec deux autres titres, Boule miroir et Faire l’étoile, en attendant la sortie d’un album complet à l’automne 2018.

WEB SITE

Allumette

Saturday August 18th, 9:30pm
Centre culturel Aberdeen

Allumette

Allumette’s (Mylène Surette) music has been described as synthetic Chiac country.

WEB SITE

Wangled Teb

Saturday August 18th, 9:30pm
Centre culturel Aberdeen

Wangled Teb

Wangled Teb is a socially awkward, kinda nerdy, kinda weird electronic musician based in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

WEB SITE

Maud Geffray

Saturday August 18th, 9:30pm
Bernard-LeBlanc Hall

Maud Geffray

Originally from France, Maud Geffray is known as being one half of the techno duo “Scratch Massive”, and released her first solo album in 2015 titled “1994” and her second album “Polaar” in 2017.

WEB SITE

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