Bandas Festival in Condom 2024: everything is ready for the 51st edition

Bandas Festival in Condom 2024: everything is ready for the 51st edition
Bandas Festival in Condom 2024: everything is ready for the 51st edition

the essential
All the ingredients come together to make this event, once again this year, a great musical communion with more than forty groups invited to animate the city from tomorrow evening and for the whole weekend.

The fireworks are expected for late Sunday afternoon, with the announcement of the results and the awarding of the title of French champion and the presentation of the European Palme d’Or for the all-around competition of the 51st bandas festival on the main stage of the Condom Cathedral Square.

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But long before that, it’s a whole weekend of music that festival-goers are invited to share starting Friday evening, with the entry on stage of the first groups, those from the South, and current music concerts.
Still ahead, it’s almost a year back that we have to go back to follow in the footsteps of the organizers who, from June, are working on holding the next meeting. Even before summer, they considered the modifications and improvements still to be made to offer a better welcome and even greater quality to the festival offered to tens of thousands of festival-goers.

Substantial budget

For this 51st edition, particular effort has been made to the conditions in which the public will enjoy the show offered on the stages and in the streets. An emphasis which is illustrated by the deployment of more toilets available in the enclosure, sanitary facilities which are permanently cleaned. A substantial budget has been allocated, like that guaranteeing the safety of all. Prevention which, for the first time this year, will even include glass caps which will be distributed by the thousands to protect possible drug consumption. With this initiative, the Condom festival once again places itself as a precursor as it was for the use of reusable glasses, the sorting of waste or the cessation of the sale of alcohol in the early morning, two hours before the instruments don’t be silent.

At the forefront, the bandas festival was also there to deploy a program for all generations which ranges from its bodega du petit festayre, for the young Sunday audience, to the installation this year of a new space from which only banda music will be allowed to perform, day and night, on the Place des Argentiers. As the president of the festival, Gilles Boyer, points out, this new stage, like the perpetual parade of groups in the streets, will allow a better quality of listening and a better flow of spectators.

The bandas will be kings of the city throughout the weekend.
DDM – JR

Everyone will be able to enjoy, day and night, the services of the 42 bands which will be next door this weekend in the Gers sub-prefecture. Among them, newcomers, some of whom are passionately reinventing the codes of the genre, former champions in search of new trophies, as well as neighbors, such as the Landes musicians, who have long been absent from the event.

A very lively place

If the security measures imposed this year will not allow the bandas to present a parade in the streets of the city outside the enclosure, this weekend, the musicians will nevertheless not fail to greet the elders of the nursing homes of the town, nor to animate the Landes race proposed on Saturday afternoon in lower town. Indeed, the festival does not forget those who for the past 50 years have accompanied it in its development and success, nor that it is with the shady couriers that it has claimed its place in the cultural heritage.

A very lively place, which will be illustrated by the festive, friendly and generous music which will be offered by the musicians from tomorrow evening.

The program

Friday May 10

8:30 p.m. IN TOL SARMIENTO

10:15 p.m. 47 TER

00:00 THE WATER GUN PROJECT

1H SEEDS OF SALT

2H30 THE RAYZ BROTHERS

Saturday May 11

9 p.m. LA DERYVES

11PM FREE SANGRIA

2H DJ FANOU

Sunday May 12

10AM MUSICAL MASS

2 p.m. BANDAS COMPETITION

More information on www.festivaldebandas.fr/

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