Festival des Vieilles Charrues
Festival des Vieilles Charrues takes place at Carhaix, France
Festival des Vieilles Charrues 2012 dates – 19th to 22nd July
FESTIVAL DES VIEILLES CHARRUES 2012 – LINE UP
THURSDAY 19TH JULY
Portishead, Django Django, Breakbot, Stuck in the Sound, Beat Assailant, La Rumeur, LMFAO, Rover, Baadman, Im Takt, Keziah Jones, Zebda, Don Rimini
FRIDAY 20TH JULY
The Cure, Tomas Dutronc, M83, Hollie Cook, Youssoupha, Martin Solveig, Baxter Dury, Other Lives, El Hijo De La Cumbia, Triggerfinger, Bloc Party, Metronomy, Brigitte
SATURDAY 21ST JULY
Sting, Selah Sue, C2C, Kiril Dzajkovsji + Guests, Irma, Justice, Kanka, Busy P, Sallie Ford, Christine, Rodrigo & Gabriela y C.U.B.A, HF Thiefaine, The Rapture
SUNDAY 22ND JULY
Bob Dylan, Kasabian, Garbage, Santigold, Amadou & Miriam, Orelsan, Chinese Man, Ensemble Matheus & Malena Ernman, Gossip, 1995, Jesus Christ Fashion Barbe, Dope D.O.D, Zara Moussa
The History of the Festival des Vieilles Charrues
The Vieilles Charrues Festival (In French : Festival des Vieilles Charrues – Literally means Old Ploughs Festival) is held every year in mid-July in the city of Carhaix located in the west of Brittany.
This festival is the largest music festival in France, attracting more than 200,000 festival-goers every year.
The festival was created in 1992 in Landeleau, a small village in central Finistere. At that time, less than 500 revellers attended and the festival was more like a private party. The following year, the festival welcomed more than 2000 and that was the beginning of its success story. In 1995, due to lack of space on the original site, the festival moved to Carhaix city center and in 1998, for the same reason, the festival chose a site on the outskirts of Carhaix. Now the festival welcomes more than 200,000 festival-goers every year.