August 10 to 24, 2019

Prince Edward Island and Southeast New Brunswick
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On May 30 at 8 p.m., the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 will unveil the Extrême frontière space programming during a performance of Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire’s rock opera Viens avec moi at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, NB.

The Extrême frontière space will bring downtown Moncton to life during the Congrès mondial acadien 2019 with booths, pavilions, contemporary art and various stages featuring a wide range of artistic disciplines. In the evening, performances by several headliners will take place on the main stage along Riverfront Park, featuring artists from across the Francophonie. The Extrême frontière space will be open from August 16 to August 23, from 3 p.m. to midnight.

Everyone who purchases a ticket for Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire’s rock opera performance held on May 30 will also get a CMA 2019 pin, giving them access to major opening day events (August 10, Abram-Village), National Acadian Day show (August 15, Dieppe), closing day show (August 24, Shediac), and Extrême frontière space evening shows (with the exception of the August 16 performance).

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August 16 to 23, 2019
Moncton, NB

From August 16 to 23, the Extrême frontière space will bring downtown Moncton to life during the Congrès mondial acadien with various performances, booths, and pavilions. Inspired by poets, creators, and the builders of Acadia, the Extrême frontière space will showcase more than 50 artists and musicians from here and elsewhere. Festival Acadie Rock, a partner of the CMA 2019, will feature prominently in this festive public space.

“Naming the space Extrême frontière is a nod to Gerald LeBlanc, in part because this is the name of one of his collections, but also because it reflects Gerard LeBlanc himself: this space will have no borders,” said Joseph Edgar, artistic director of the Extrême frontière space. “We want to show that Acadie is now an important part of the world Francophonie.”

The Extrême frontière space will run from Main Street, across from City Hall, down to Riverfront Park along Downing Street, which will be open to pedestrians only for the occasion. The concept is based mostly on large outdoor urban festivals featuring big stages, cultural pavilions, street artists, and food trucks. The space will be very lively, making passersby want to come back the next day!

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