France’s music festival season begins with Le Printemps de Bourges

06th April, 2016
In the heart of the Pays de Loire, the town of Bourges brings France its first major music festival of the year, Printemps de Bourges (Springtime in Bourges), from April 12-17.

If you’re looking for some great live music and culture while staying in our French villas, this is your first opportunity. First established in 1977, the festival attracts over 200,000 visitors across its duration, with over 150 artists and groups every year appearing across seven festival halls, as well as host of other live music spread out over four free stages and over twenty barns and venues across Bourges.

The festival conveniently takes place in the French school holidays, and therefore mostly attracts a young audience, with over 60 concerts taking place across the week from midday right through until the sun comes up. Though the line-up mainly consists of acts from the French music scene, there will be some British acts making an appearance, including Stormzy and Bloc Party, with the line-up featuring a mixture of both famous artists and up-and-coming talent. Many unknown musicians get their break here as the festival also attracts many professionals from the music industry, from both the press and record labels.

In conjunction with the main music festival, a fringe festival also runs alongside, featuring hundreds of street artist as well as a host of film, literature and theatre events.

Image: Printemps des Bourges