Friday, 10 July 2015

Festival: Les Francofolies de La Rochelle

Another significant festival in France this weekend, it is the summer after all, with Les Francofolies
de La Rochelle taking over the west coast seaside town for a series of concerts between now and July 14.

It's the most francocentric of festivals, with shows taking place at ten locations, featuring some of the biggest names.

The main stage sees Etienne Daho, Christine and the Queens and Rone on the Friday night, the Saturday sees Fakears, the Do, Selah Sue, the Avener and others.

On the Sunday there are sets by Rose, Coeur de Pirats, Véronique Sanson, Julien Doré and Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine. Monday the 13th sees Fréro Delavega, Brigitte and Florent Pagny, the final night sees Yannick Noah and Johnny Hallyday.

Elsewhere, among dozens of other shows are Dominique A, Baden Baden, Monogrenade, Jeanne Added and Thylacine.

In short, the event gives a pretty accurate picture of the shape of French music today, from the greats and the famous to the underground,  electro to chanson,  Les Francofolies de La Rochelle is a showcase for French music in a great setting.

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