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Art Rock

Saint-Brieuc: 17 to 19 may 2024

Organised every May, the Art Rock festival kicks off the season to a host of Breton festivals that have as many episodes as a hit TV series.

Saint-Brieuc, Pop Art and good food

Taking place every Whit weekend, the Art Rock Festival is to some extent the event which kicks off a season of festivals in Brittany, with as many episodes as a television series. Every Whitsun without fail, with spring in their hearts, the crowds arrive in this Côtes d’Armor county town. They come to worship at the feet of established cult rock-music icons, or to discover the new Messiahs of pop. Alain Bashung and Sonic Youth, Franz Ferdinand and Block Party, Royal de Luxe and la Fura del Baus… Names that express the brio of St-Brieuc’s Wild Rose Association, turning the town centre into a cultural Mecca every year, because dance, theatre, circus and contemporary arts also take centre-stage alongside the music, at this great artistic celebration. Whether it’s in the covered market in the Place Poulain Corbion, the Grand Théâtre or the Forum, Art Rock is all over “Saint-Broc” – long may it run amok!

And Art’Rock also hosts its own food festival called Rock’n Toques! Gastronomy takes to the street with great names of Breton gastronomy offering visitors to taste street food whilst enjoying music, dance, theater, street theater, digital arts, and visual arts in Saint Brieuc Bay. The event Rock’n Toques highlights the talents of Chefs and the diversity of the local cuisine. Amongst them, Chefs of Michelin starred restaurants of ‘The Youpala Bistro’, ‘La Vielle Tour’ and ‘Aux Pesked’ will prepare exceptional dishes in front of visitors. Caterers, bakers, artisan glacier and crepe makers also attend this gourmet festival.

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