6 festivals not to be missed this summer

Motors n’Blues, à Dax

From July 6 to 8, fans of big engines and music will be able to attend the 14e edition of the Motors n’Blues festival. Rock and blues concerts, biker culture exhibition stands and entertainment will be combined with motorbike rides in the spa town’s Arena park.

The musical programming is ambitious, with, like last year, a special evening of female blues. Four groups will then follow one another on the two stages of the park: Seeds, Gladys Amoros Quintet and, headlining, the Serbian Ana Popovic, virtuoso guitarist nicknamed the “female Hendrix”, then Alyssa Galvan, a musician from Missouri.

€12 for a three-day pass, €5 for a day, motors-blues.org

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Essential Festival, in Vieux-Boucau


Féfé, founding member of the Saian Supa Crew, will perform at the Essentiel festival in Vieux-Boucau on July 7.

Photo archives Nicolas Le Lièvre

On July 6 and 7, eight concerts will follow one another for this fourth edition organized by the Landes Musiques Amplifiées association, relocated to the fronton after three editions spent in the city’s arenas. This year again, the guest artists are established names from the music scene. Among them, the Belgian Mentissa – revealed by the talent show “The Voice” and the song “Et Bam”, composed by her former coach Vianney – will perform on the second evening. As will the artist Féfé (our photo), founding member of the Saian Supa Crew. On the first evening, the French electro-pop group Naive New Beaters and the singer Aliocha Schneider (from the acting siblings) will heat up the atmosphere.

Concert from €22.80, lma-info.com

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Floc & Rock, in Villeneuve-de-Marsan


On Saturday July 6, at the Camille-Couralet arenas in Villeneuve-de-Marsan, the Floc & Rock festival returns for a third edition

Photo Matthieu Sartre/“Sud Ouest”

On Saturday, July 6, at the Camille-Couralet arenas, the Floc & Rock festival returns for a third edition. Organized by the Tourisme et Accueil en Bas-Armagnac association, it will bring the famous Gascony liqueur wine, floc, out of the department’s tables, and will see music roaming the surrounding streets, within the local market and the village of Floc AOC producers.

The atmosphere will be provided by the bandas La Mayoral, La Pacharana, the Jackson Brass Band, and the Tarmac Rodeo group. During the day, an introduction to rock dancing will be offered, followed by a cocktail workshop. The festival will close at 2 a.m.

assotaba.fr/floc-rock-presentation

The Parade of the 5 Senses, in Hastingues


The street arts festival La Parade des 5 sens will take place on July 13 and 14 in Hastingues.

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On July 13 and 14 in the Kiwi Valley, the festival of street arts, street theater, concerts and live shows in the Orthe and Arrigans region will celebrate its 25th anniversary.e anniversary (it has existed since 1999, thanks to the imagination of Jean-Pierre Bertomère and Jean-Claude Barens). Acclaimed last year, the Gascon ball will return, as will the Nico Wayne Toussaint concert and the stroll. The festival will also see the return of clowns and sketches. New features include circus, sensory workshops and young talents to delight young and old alike.

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Holidays in Lot-et-Garonne: your summer guide

The unmissable things to do this summer, ideas for outings and activities for the whole family, our good addresses… Let yourself be guided by our special edition “Summer in Lot-et-Garonne” distributed with the newspaper on Thursday, June 27

July 13, €9, July 14, €14, free for under 14s, half-price for 15 to 18 year-olds, laparadedes5sens.fr and tel. 05 58 73 00 52

Musicalarue, in Luxey


From July 26 to 28, Musicalarue returns for a 34th edition. On the program: Mika, Louise Attaque, Hoshi, Calogero, Damien Saez, Zaho de Sagazan, etc.

Photo Archives Philippe Salvat/SUD OUEST

From July 26 to 28, the famous festival returns for a 34e edition. A human-sized event, it nevertheless attracts some great headliners. Starting this year with Mika, Louise Attaque, Hoshi, Calogero, the dark Damien Saez, Zaho de Sagazan, famous for her “Symphonie des éclairs” and multiple award winner at the Victoires de la musique 2024, or the slam poet Grand Corps Malade.

But also new releases, such as The Cat Empire or Vladimir Cauchemar, and artists from around the world, such as Tiken Jah Fakoly, from Ivory Coast or the Syrian Omar Souleyman. For three days, the small town will sleep little. Because, even during the day, its streets and squares will welcome a multitude of artists, from the circus or the theater, among others.

1 day pass €54.60, 2 days €97.80 and 3 days €139, musicalarue.com

Little Festival, in Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton


From July 31 to August 4, Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton will host the 6th edition of the Little Festival, an event with electro colors.

Photo Louis Derigon/Little Festival

From July 31 to August 4, neighboring cities host the 6e edition of this electro-themed event. And don’t be fooled by its name, it’s not small. Last year, it welcomed no fewer than 12,000 festival-goers. This year, renowned artists will perform, starting with Mosimann, Vitalic and L’Hkleon & Rem’s Martinez. This festival, committed to eco-responsibility and 100% vegetarian, also offers street art performances and the chance to observe existing works in each of the three host cities.

1 day pass €35.90, 2 days €64.90 and 3 days €93.90, little-festival.fr

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