Esperanzah! Festival takes place at Abbaye de Floreffe, Floreffe, Belgium
Esperanzah! Festival 2012 dates – 3rd to 5th August
ESPERANZAH! FESTIVAL 2012 – LINE UP
FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST
Xavier Rudd, Cocorosie, Balkan Beat Box, Winston McAnuff & the Bazbaz Orchestra, Va Fan Fahre
+ Afterparty with The Heavy & DJ Vadim feat. Yarah Bravo
SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST
Caravan Palace, El Gusto, Hilight Tribe, Bonga, Misteur Valaire, Emel Mathlouthi, Kiss & Drive, Uman
SUNDAY 5TH AUGUST
Groundation, Crystal Fighters, Roberto Fonseca, Youssoupha, Imany, Molotov, Flavia Coelho, La Chiva Gantiva, Marlène Dorcéna
About the Esperanzah Festival
Esperanzah! held over the first weekend of August, is an invitation to party, dream, travel and an opportunity to bring people together in a spirit of openness and tolerance. All this in an exceptional and prestigious location: the Abbey of Floreffe, near Namur, only one hour away of Belgiums capital Brussels.
Two stages welcome more than 20 groups – The côté jardin stage programmes artists of various origins true to their roots or offering musical projects that combine instruments, rhythms and melodies from different traditions.
Examples of artists we have hosted: Habib Koité, Taraf de Haïdouks, Eliades Ochoa, Omar Sosa, Lhasa, Misia, Teofilo
Chantre, Chico César & Ray Lema, Sivan Perwer, Mano Solo, Lila Downs, la Fanfare Ciocarlia, Elbicho, Desert Rebel,Silverio Pessoa, Sidestepper, Groundation, etc.
The côté cour stage, which is more urban, offers a greater mix of genres with traditional rhythms and contemporary
music. The artists have included: Manu Chao, Tryo, La Ruda Salska, Les Ogres de Barback, La Rue Ketanou, La Kinky Beat, Les Hurlements, Leo, La Phaze, N&SK, Dub Incoroporation, Balkan Beat Box, Marcel et son Orchestre, Saule, Fermin Muguruza, Shantel, etc.
Esperanzah! also features an activist village, a cinema program, different workshops, conferences, kids animations, world cuisine, street acts from around the word, a fair trade cocktail bar and two camping sites.