Future festival-goers get out your calendars! This summer, music festivals are back in the spotlight For the occasion, here is our selection of events planned across France
Printemps de Bourges launches the festivities! It will be the first major summer music festival to be held, June 22-27 Since 1977, in the department of Cher, well-known artists or young talents in the making, of all musical genres, have been honored For the 2021 edition « there will be no less than 100 artists We will open with Jean-Louis Aubert We will find Pomme, Gaël Faye, Philippe Katerine, PLK for rap, Alain Souchon, Tryo « and so many others recently announced Boris Vedel, the president of the festival, on France Inter On the organization side, the concerts will be held in various rooms in front of a seated audience with « one to two seats between each group of spectators »
This summer the sumptuous Arènes de Nîmes will vibrate at all costs! But all the same, this 2021 edition may be very different from the previous ones In view of the pandemic, the organizers were unable to maintain all of the events Only six concerts are currently held from July 1 to 18 Vianney, Christophe Mae, Kendji Girac & Amir, Goldman Story, Soprano, Francis Cabrel and Alain Souchon will be present A short program but rich in emotions
In exceptional circumstances, special edition! This year, from July 8 to 18, the associative festival of Vieilles Charrues, dedicated to contemporary music, has decided to strike hard Stage, restaurants, bars, parking lots, everything has been redesigned In an intimate setting in the form of an amphitheater, the organizers have planned 10 evenings of concerts in the immense park of the Château de Kerampuilh, in Carhaix-Plouguer 5,000 people will be able to sit in the open air and discover the 30 artists or groups And for those who hoped to see Celine Dion there, you will have to wait, unfortunately, until 2023
The Francofolies de la Rochelle are coming back for more follies from July 10 to 14! Initiated in 1985, the festival is one of the unmissable events of the summer It would be THE festival for the French scene, as it has seen the birth of generations of artists And once is not customary, despite the pandemic, the show may be sensational On the program, fifty artists on seven different stages of the coastal city Jean-Louis Aubert, Grand Corps Malade, Pomme, Marc Lavoine, Vianney, Francis Cabrel or Vitaa & Slimane will perform
Lovers of classical music will be delighted The 2021 edition, from July 10 to 30, intends to celebrate the return to life Each performance will be a celebration, promises Jean-Pierre Rousseau, the director of the festival created in 1985. 155 concerts will be held in 70 different high places in Occitania, according to health regulations For the occasion, the opening night will begin with a concert-ball by the orchestra Umlaut Big Band, then throughout the month of July the festivities will continue around a cycle of music Lessons of Darkness, percussions of the Pleiades and other symphonies from all over the world
For its tenth edition, the Family Piknik festival announces 2 days of outdoor celebration, at the Domaine du Grammont in Montpellier, to the sound of electronic music All the best artists from the techno, house, deep or progressive genre will perform And contrary to popular belief, each year, the participants are more and more numerous The public is cosmopolitan « Underground and family at the same time, the festival imagined by Christophe Gimenez alias Tom Pooks and his team is free from all clichés » confides the official website of the festival
The Saint-Cloud park festival will take place to end summer on a high note From August 27 to 29, in the heart of historic gardens designed by French garden virtuoso Le Nôtre, the best of rock, pop and electro will be offered to festival-goers, the organizers said. No details on the programming have yet filtered It will be revealed in June! But the organizers are already announcing on their site « we will support the new French scene again this year with the Club Avant Seine 2021 »
For its second edition, the Dijon Solidarity Festival is innovating In accordance with sanitary rules, the organizers have created a new format spread out, from September 2 to 5, around a new scene in the park of Combe à serpent, renowned for its 330 hectares of nature Four days of celebration and music to which artists of all musical genres have been invited Pomme, Yseult, Chilla, Sébastien Tellier, Benjamin Biolay or even the IAM collective have responded What presages a colorful festival and music!
Ten years worth celebrating! For the occasion, the festival committed to the planet, since 2011, is back in force from September 10 to 12 in the Bois de Vincennes Each year passionate artists who draw the music of our time are invited This time, Angèle, Pomme, Massive Attack or even Catherine Ringer will be there for an electric program on two large outdoor stages standing Usually nearly 80,000 people participate in the event but this year it will be necessary to deal with sanitary measures The organizers have also launched an Internet survey to find out if festival-goers would be ready to take a Covid test beforehand. The answer is mostly yes
We didn’t believe it anymore Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic killed almost every musical gathering Forced to cancel or postpone their performances, industry professionals were in total uncertainty But after months of uncertainty, the deconfinement schedule for the cultural community has revealed the good news As announced by the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot, last February, the festivals will be able to be held from June 9, on condition of respecting some sanitary rules 5,000 people maximum will have access to the events on presentation of a compulsory health pass The latter will contain « proof of vaccination, negative test, or any proof of non-contamination with the virus, » Prime Minister Jean Castex said.
Even if some big festivals like Hellfest, Solidays or the Eurockéennes de Belfort have decided to cancel their 2021 edition, other events are planned all over France And they are shaping up to be real unreleased shows There is something for all tastes and all musical genres Printemps de Bourges launches the festivities! It will be the first major summer festival to be held, from June 22 to 27 Well-known artists, such as Jean-Louis Aubert, Philippe Katerine and young talents in the making will be present In Finistère, the famous Les Vieilles Charrues festival announces a special edition this year, from July 8 to 18 Everything has been redesigned and the organizers have planned 10 evenings of concerts in the huge park of the Château de Kerampuilh, in Carhaix-Plouguer
Finally, to end the summer on a high note, the VYV Solidarity Festival in Dijon will offer beautiful music from September 2 to 5 to whoever wants it Pomme, Yseult, Chilla, Sébastien Tellier, Benjamin Biolay or the IAM collective will be there!
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