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Festival interceltic Lorient 2020

From 07 August to 16 August 2020, 50th edition of the Festival. Brittany will be the nation honored this year. The Festival Interceltique de Lorient (FIL) is the most attended French festival since the 90s, come and participate in this unique event during your stay at the campsite in Morbihan.

PRESENTATION OF THE FESTIVAL IN LORIENT

It was in 1971 that the festival took its roots, on the occasion of a competition of Bagadoù (Breton musical ensemble) in Lorient. Today more than 120 stage shows , concerts, parades and competitions are organized in the city center of Lorient, to celebrate and promote Celtic culture and especially music.

For 10 days and 10 nights, the city receives more than 800,000 visitors for a dizzying party.

Not to be missed: the Great Parade of the Celtic Nations!
You can buy the FIL Badge for 5 € and thus access the main performance venues. Some events are paid individually.

Festival Lorient

ARTISTS AND PROGRAMMING

Each year, the FIL honors a nation, in 2017 was the year of Scotland, so Mischa Mc Pherson Trio, Blasta, Tide Lines and Elephant Sessions honored the opening night. Throughout the week, Scottish bands were highlighted, but other artists like Kathryn Tickell & The Side or Tri Yann performed on stage.

In 2018, it was the turn of Wales with the Welsh Manic Street Preachers, but also the Scots Julie Fowlis and Elephant Sessions, the Irishman Paddy Keenan and the inevitable Yann Tiersen, Gilles Servat and Denez Prigent.

This year put Galicia in the spotlight with a beautiful program of headliners: Nolwenn Leroy, Soldat Louis, Goran Bregovi, Carlos Nuñez, or Mercedes Péon.

Through an ever-renewed and very diverse variety of shows, the festival never forgets to stay as close as possible to its Celtic roots in order to continue to spread this beautiful and strong culture and to give the image of union of the countries that make up this Celtic nation.

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