Winter 2018 has the Olympic Games. Spring 2018 will have Live in Tignes by the “Francofolies”. Three days of incredible free concerts for fans of music and skiing. With a carefully chosen and eclectic programme, Live in Tignes proudly launches the festival season in a unique and magical setting.
The highest music festival in France goes hand in hand with the end of the ski season
(closing date is 6 May). The programme chosen by the “Francofolies” skilfully mixes styles and beats with rock, pop, hip hop & reggae, in French and in English. A mature third edition? Certainly. With its characteristic festive, fun and family-friendly spirit, may these few days of partying not prematurely melt the record amount of amazing spring snow that fell this winter.
On your marks! Skis off! Dance!
tuesday April 17
L.E.J (LAKE STAGE)
“Best Live Newcomers” in 2017, childhood friends Lucie, Elisa and Juliette of the trio L.E.J [Elijay] didn’t win this by accident. In just 4 years, the singers/musicians have established themselves as specialists of the mash up and cover version, with more than 100 million views of their videos, managing to build up solid live experience and a reputation that transcends international borders. Now armed with their own songs, they will captivate us with their vocal harmonies punctuated by punchy cello and beatboxing.
CATHERINE RINGER (LAKE StAge)
This 80s muse needs no introduction. Part of the legendary duo Rita Mitsouko formed with the late Fred Chichin, she knew how to carve out her own style and remains unquestionably one of the greatest singers in France. Blossoming in the musical universe she forged, Catherine Ringer knows better than anyone how to transport an audience to another place.
JULIETTE ARMANET (LAKE STAGE)
Her style, her voice and her collection of songs marked 2017. Precision, sensitivity and class abound in this magnificent new generation of top-end French song.
LORENZO (Stage "MARAIS")
Lorenzo AKA “l’empereur du sale” is a huge online success with millions of views. On stage, he knows how to make his audience go wild with his derisive raps.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 18
BIGFLO & OLI (LAKE STAGE)
This duo from Toulouse has become one of the best rap groups in France with just two albums and huge-scale tours following their release. “Big Flo et Oli” are a rap success story for “normal” rap, based around the everyday life of 2 middle class brothers. It’s intelligent and moving, with sung refrains, latin melodies and live instruments. Fieriness, rhymes and pure hip-hop.
HOLLIE COOK (LAKE STAGE)
The star of new reggae is a breath of fresh air within the genre, with feel-good music that he calls “Tropical Pop”. His bass will ring out around the mountains and his charms will get everyone moving.
NAÂMAN (LAke stage)
Naâman has developed a modern sound with a groovy and melodious flow. Drawing inspiration from reggae, raggamuffin and hip-hop, the result is explosive, backed up by a spellbinding stage presence bursting with good vibes.
PART-TIME FRIENDS (STAGE "MARAIS")
A truly captivating French pop-folk duo!
Impeccable ritornellos, catchy verses and tunes that hit the spot draw their audience into their personal pop universe.
THURSDAY APRIL 19
SHAKA PONK (LAKE STAGE)
Great atmosphere guaranteed with this band of high-octane geeks. Incomparable energy, catchy guitar riffs mixed with formidable electro clips, powerful voices and remarkable charisma, Shaka Ponk combine all of this to carry all listeners along with them on their journey. Consisting of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop and even tribal rhythms, their unique sound is like the mountains, full of glaring contrasts that cannot leave us unmoved. Bodies and minds will move on and off stage - Shaka Ponk’s concerts are always unforgettable.
MAI LAN (LAKE STAGE)
Unconventional and surprising, definitely not disappointing, the quirky and fun patchwork pop of Mai Lan is a pleasure for the eyes and the ears.
LES WAMPAS (LAKE STAGE)
With thirty-five years of experience on stage in France, their live shows haven’t changed. Didier Wampas does it again on stage with the same zany, unpredictable rock n’roll sound!
GAUVAIN SERS (STAGE "MARAIS")
Portrait painter, committed vocalist, poet... The young author, composer and singer writes well and doesn’t miss the mark. He also has the innate gift of being able to connect with his audience. He supported Renaud for the first 75 dates of his last tour. Since then, his first album “Pourvu” went to the top of the charts which saw him increase the number of shows. Festival-goers will be swept away by his songs that are a blend of humour, tenderness and rebellion.
week from 14 to 21 ApRIL 2018 // LIVE IN TIGNES BY FRANCOFOLIES
Indicative price for a studio for 4: €113/person
(based on 4 people sharing) for 7 nights’ accommodation (other accommodation available on request) Special with ski pass offer*: adults pay children’s prices (for a 6-day Tignes – Val d’Isère ski pass)
Ski Pass Bonus:
• Half-day session with a ski instructor exploring the ski area (with the purchase of a 6-day ski pass/offer reserved for experienced skiers).
• Free access to the swimming pool at Le Lagon
Rental equipment for 6 or 7 days: adults pay children’s prices (choice of a selection of rental shops in resort).
*only available as a “package” purchased in advance when booking accommodation for 7 nights.