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
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.