Techno star Paul Kalkbrenner joins the Festi’neuch lineup

“We hope that this festival, which advocates respect, benevolence and living together and which highlights regional culture, will be an antidote to the ambient pessimism and the loss of ties”, declared Antonin Rousseau, director of Festi’neuch, when unveiling the entire program for the 22nd edition of the festival, part of which had already been revealed in December.

Singer Angèle at the Paléo Festival in Nyon in 2022. [LAURENT GILLIERON – KEYSTONE]

The festival will open fire on Thursday with the Belgian Angèle, awarded the “most streamed album by an artist” and “best female artist” trophies at the Victoires de la musique 2023 and who will give Festi’neuch her only concert in French-speaking Switzerland. . The public will also be able to listen that evening to the French rapper Disiz (ex-La Peste), the French group La Femme, the Friborg duo Baron.e and the Neuchâtel artist My name is fuzzy.

A racy program

Friday promises to be “majestic with a racy program and a melting pot between rock and electronic music”, indicated Antonin Rousseau. The German DJ Paul Kalkbrenner, who had made an impression during his first visit to Festi’neuch in 2014, should “turn the marquee”. The concert of the Berliners Moderat “looms as another great moment”. French singer Jeanne Added and French DJ Folamour will also be there that evening.

The concert of the French singer Jain, which mixes electro, pop and folk, is eagerly awaited on Saturday. Just like the French electro rock group Bagarre and the French synthpop-electronic formation M83. Knighted in the rap game, the French rapper Tiakola, who collects millions of streams, should also be a big hit on the Young-Rives that evening.

Sunday’s headliners are French singers Marc Lavoine and Kendji Girac. The French singer Aloïse Sauvage with powerful pieces with texts engaged between rap, pop and song, and the Malian afro-folk singer Fatoumata Diawara will notably complete the program.


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