Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sun and attendance record for Rock en Seine – Le Point

With a very active sun and equaled attendance record with 120,000 spectators for three days, Rock en Seine has offered a successful 13th edition, which closed Sunday evening promised with Tame Impala enough planing and alt- J.

Rock en Seine has passed its last tickets early afternoon, helped by summer temperatures and bright sunshine to successfully refuel and attract, like last year, 40,000 festival goers every night, the maximum possible. “It’s obviously very satisfying, even if one is not only on the logic of numbers,” said the director François Missonnier.

Additional groups

These figures fall in line with good scores achieved by other major festivals this summer: Solidays set a new attendance record late June the Belfort Eurockéennes have done as well as their 2014 record, and Old Plough confirmed . their status as first festival in France of contemporary music with more than 200 000 spectators

Main Rock satisfaction point in Seine: a full tank despite a “programming with a slightly different frame of habit “. A program based on one or two less obvious locomotives, like Arctic Monkeys last year, but more on complementary groups like Jungle, Tame Impala and alt-J Sunday.

70 concerts altogether

The poster is obviously remained broadly true to the editorial line of hard-rock festival, with Interpol, The Offspring, Kasabian or The Libertines course, the concert Saturday night, although sometimes a little foutraque, created the event.

The program (about 70 concerts in all) was also more varied than usual with its French headliners (Daho, Miossec, Fauve) but also rap, electro and even a touch of soul this Sunday with the delicate American Natalie Prass rather delighted to present something different to rock fans.

15,000 foreign

The closing was announced planing including psychedelic rock of Tame Impala or electro rock and inventive alt-J, before the big “beats” electro pioneers of techno-rock The Chemical Brothers. Among the guests of the day, out music, were expected in the afternoon the President (PS) of the Ile-de-France, Jean-Paul Huchon, and the PS candidate in the upcoming regional elections, Claude Bartolone.

The festival, which sounds since 2003 the late summer with great fanfare guitars, is becoming more and more like a “tourist motor” of the Paris region every year with 30 000 spectators from province and “on average 15,000 foreigners” also welcomed François Missonnier.

The English more and more

The English are always the most numerous in the foreign contingent, came by whole bunches with their flags including Kasabian applaud Friday or hookers. Follow the Belgians and Spaniards, but “we also have more and more Germans,” adds Rock en Seine boss.

For its 14th edition, in 2016, the festival questions usefulness to grow, either by extending the site or by adding a day of concerts: “At the time, it makes want to program more groups, but these developments then would place the festival in an additional level of risk. Today, the situation may well be healthy, the economy remains fragile, “warns François Missonnier.


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