Friday, 11 September 2015

Festival: Fête de l'Humanité

A major music event in the outskirts of Paris this weekend, with the annual Fête de l'Humanité taking
place at the  Parc départemental Georges Valbon at La Courneuve.

Manu Chao, Texas and Shaka Ponk are the headline acts over the three days, that also see La Famille Chedid and the legendary Juliette Gréco taking to the stage.

As an event organised to raise funds for the L'Humanité newspaper, the PCF's daily, there are debates, discussions and stalls for a variety of causes as well as music, culture and food from communities around the world.

Last year Scorpions, IAM and Massive Attack headlined and in the decades since it began the event has seen some of the biggets names in music play, from French acts like Johnny Hallyday to international bands like Pink Floyd.

Whether or not they share the politics of L'Humanité doesn't matter too much, as it's always been an inclusive event attracting over 100,000 people.

Ticket prices are kept low, with a 32 Euro price for the three day ticket.

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