Music Festival: a showcase of the Neuchâtel music scene

Music Festival: a showcase of the Neuchâtel music scene
Music Festival: a showcase of the Neuchâtel music scene

This weekend does not promise to be summery, but musical. Since Friday and until Saturday, the Music Festival takes place in several places in the canton. La Chaux-de-Fonds, Cormondrèche, Corcelles and Neuchâtel offer the public varied and free programs.

Great enthusiasm among artists

This year, many groups and artists wanted to perform over the two days of the event. “Unfortunately, we had to refuse a lot of registrations,” regrets the president of the committee for the Fête de la Musique en ville de Neuchâtel. Ivan San Miguel, however, believes that this enthusiasm is positive and reflects the great diversity of the Neuchâtel music scene.

A sometimes difficult but supportive world

The Music Festival is also an opportunity to take stock of the health of the Neuchâtel music scene. Very active in this sector for around ten years, Ivan San Miguel believes that there are numerous opportunities to perform for artists in the region, but that it is not always easy to know which door to knock on. In this sense, the event is, according to him, an excellent way for groups to have their chance to play in front of an audience.

“There are lots of things happening for music in the canton,” says Ivan San Miguel. The sound technician would, however, dream of more resources for artists, but he believes that by persevering it is always possible to find solutions: “People have to do things. We really have to motivate them to try and I think that’s how we’ll be able to have something more constant and diversified in the events. »

In order to face the difficulties encountered in the world of music, artists however have an important resource: solidarity. “We all know each other and it’s these people who make Neuchâtel tick. It’s great to know that we can always count on another association to lend a hand and help us move forward,” rejoices the president of the Fête de la Musique.

New committee in Neuchâtel

This year marks the first edition of a brand new committee for the Fête de la Musique in the city of Neuchâtel. The new team wanted to maintain a certain continuity with previous editions, but still brought a touch of novelty, in particular with the establishment of the “After” at the concert house.

Secondly, the new committee would like to deepen or create new collaborations with stakeholders and associations in the region. /cde

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