It’s a comeback. Amateur or professional groups, DJs, Sunday singers with their little guitar to accompany them, everyone will be on the street this Tuesday, June 21 for the music festival. In Indre-et-Loire, more than a hundred concerts are planned, mainly in the Tours conurbation. This year, no cancellation linked to Covid-19 or thunderstorms, which had deprived the inhabitants of Tours of an edition certainly under restrictions but of an edition all the same last year.
After an attempt “which is not remembered” in 2019 in front of the Faculty of Tanners, the group Moonback Stage will make its first “true” music festival in Tours. “This time it’s the right one, smiles Basile, one of the two guitarists and drummers. Last year, we were to perform at the castle on one of the three stages in the city of Tours. There were 500 seats, it looked super cool! And then the bad weather arrived. On a repackaged whole.”
A springboard for small groups
Five years after the creation of their rock group with Anglo-Saxon influences, the four friends aged 23 to 25 can’t wait to be there. “We are scheduled at the bar Le Pale, rue Colbert, at 9 p.m.Clara explains. It’s going to be great because it materializes everything we were able to do before, the rehearsals, the hours composing our songs. The music festival is a popular event. It has a hyper accessible side in the sense that people who are not used to seeing concerts go out a bit by mass effect. The important thing is to have fun. On stage, we always get pain. No matter how much we check our strings, some break, the same goes for our pedals. But as long as you put the energy into it, that’s the most important thing.”
For those young English students or teachers, the music festival is also an opportunity to get noticed, to glean some small local scenes or larger festivals. At least, they hope to break with this daily life of concerts in bars or village festivals, “where people are more there to eat sausages than to listen to music”hilarious recognizes Clarant.
In fact, with the music festival, we can’t do better to show what atmosphere we can put with a group
Emile Pinel, he knows very well how much the music festival can serve as a springboard. The founder of the Touraine 10Dié Brass brass band has only excellent memories of the very first, in 2018. “It was pretty awesome. Everything was filmed by my parents, by me and by other people. I still have 40 gigabytes of that evening on my hard drive. And it has served us for four years since it It’s thanks to these videos that we can sell the project. Everything happened very quickly. There, soon, we’re going to do Jazz in Cheverny. If someone had told me that four years ago… In fact , with the music festival, we can’t do better to show what atmosphere we can put with a group. We are in no setting, no context. But in the street, where people don’t come just for us see, don’t pay for their tickets and don’t expect anything in particular. If they like it, they stay, they sing, they dance. If not, they leave.”
The music festival is also the opportunity to attend concerts by more famous groups or singers, free of charge. This year, the Touraine electro-pop duo Toukan Toukan will, for example, be present at Cour Ockeghem, in Tours, and will perhaps reveal some titles from their next album, which will be released in September.
The full program can be found here.