1ST Edition of The Francofolies Festival in New Caledonia
From the 8th to the 10th of September 2017, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre will host the Francofolies Festival. Three days of partying, French language music and numerous local and international artists of renown are expected. Parallel to these concerts, on Sunday, 9th and Sunday, 10th of September, the “NC 1ère Village of the Francofolies” will be dedicated to the Caledonian scene. It will also be a place where the public can meet international artists.
At the Tjibaou cultural centre
A festival rooted in the Pacific as much as in the francophone world The festival is of course linked to the famous Francofolies Festival in La Rochelle, France, but it is also strongly oriented towards the world of Oceania. The aim is to present the different cultures in the entire Pacific, including the English-speaking regions. The Francofolies New Caledonia will also present numerous groups interpreting the Kaneka, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this style of music. NC 1ère Festival Village, with over 20 local artists (music, theatre, 1dance, etc.)
A festival oriented towards tourism
The Francofolies in New Caledonia, backed by the strong international reputation of the Francofolies brand, will become a festival with an impact in the entire region, with a strong orientation towards tourism. Packages (flight + hotel + concert tickets) will be proposed to visitors from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Vanuatu, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna (currently under development). In the future, the Francofolies will continue to develop this tourist aspect and will help to promote New Caledonia and its different cultures abroad in a positive way.
A consolidation of the local artistic offer
A partnership with Poemart Three groups from New Caledonia (Les 100 Fous, Nasty & Reza and the Section Autochtone du Pacifique) will be performing on stage in the first part of the concerts, before the international artists make their appearance. They will receive training at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre. A training covering artistic aspects and stage performance, a continuation of the training sessions proposed by Juliette Solal with the support of Poemart in 2014 and 2015. She had supported and coached Celenod and Julia Paul who will also perform during the 1st Francofolies in New Caledonia. Professional training In order to develop international tours of the New Caledonian artists, festival programmers from Australia, Japan and New Zealand, as well as numerous Alliances françaises delegates* are invited to participate at the Francofolies. International programmers and events From the 6th to the 8th of September 2017, Sylvain Duthu, writer of the French group
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