Old Plows Festival (Festival des Vieilles Charrues)

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Country and Region FranceBretagne
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Carhaix, Bretagne, France
Festival Contact Information

Festival des Vieilles Charrues
Domaine de Persivien
29270 Carhaix Cedex, France
Phone: (33) 0-820-890-066
Email: info@vieillescharrues.asso.fr

Festival Description

Founded with the goal of presenting and supporting the culture of the Brittany region through the money raised each year, this interestingly-named festival features music, street art, and other festivities in various locations in Carhaix.

Festival Dates July 17 - 20, 2014
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Festival Story:

The Vieilles Charrues Festival started in the middle of Brittany, as a small volunteer-led community project. It has now become one of the largest music events in Europe attracting 180,000 spectators over three days. Every summer, an increasingly enthusiastic crowd comes to enjoy the musical performances of today’s and tomorrow’s stars in the natural amphitheatre of Kerampuilh. The festival has three of the biggest stages in Europe and welcomes over 80 bands. The choice of performers is amazingly diverse and it is that diversity which is at the very heart of the festival’s success. In addition, the success of the festival, a great source of pride for the region, relies on the contribution of more than 5,000 volunteers.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Stromaie
  • Elton John
  • Shaka Ponk
  • Girls In Hawaii
  • Tinariwen
  • Indochine
  • Vanessa Paradis
  • Fauve
  • Skip the Use
  • Diplo
  • Casseurs Flowters
  • Julien Dore
  • Yodelice
  • Ky-Mani Marley
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars
  • Étienne Daho


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