a reggae universe at Parc Navazza

a reggae universe at Parc Navazza
a reggae universe at Parc Navazza

This Thursday, the 16th edition of Plein-les-Watts opens. A festival centered around reggae that has made its place in the summer events calendar. The event welcomes this year Ki-Mani Marley, one of the sons of the Jamaican icon, as well as the English group Steel Pulse and the American Collie Buddz.

On the grounds of Parc Navazza in Lancy, the two stages of Plein les Watts are being set up. The lights, the sound, a substantial system. Organising a festival means creating a world in itself. On the rest of the grounds, volunteers are busy putting everything in place.

Nicolas Clémence, secretary general of the association that oversees the event, explains: “We have about a hundred people working for nearly two weeks on the set-up. During the three evenings we have 500 volunteers and there are still some left to dismantle to take it all down.”

Live music in the blood

The festival’s financial model with free entry requires this workforce that also comes to enjoy the atmosphere and concerts. Since its creation, Plein les Watts has managed to keep its DNA: live music and reggae, a universal style of music that aims to bring people together.

Plein-les-Watts, a festival on a human scale that seeks above all to attract the local public. Food stuff, bars or crafts transform the park into a village while the traditional sound system this year gives way to a new space dedicated to street arts.

From Jamaican and Anglo-Saxon headliners to local gems, the Plein les Watts Festival line-up can be discovered at Parc Navazza from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 July.

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