Lorient Festival Interceltique 2023 Jacques MullerLorient Festival Interceltique 2023 Jacques Muller
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Festival Interceltique de Lorient

Lorient: from 12 to 18 August 2024

Each summer, around 700,000 people from all over the world invade the Celtic land of Lorient for the Festival Interceltique. From Galicia to Scotland, the cream of Celtic music can be found here, to be enjoyed in a really convivial atmosphere.

Celtic youth

Every year it’s the same song and dance! Since 1971, this festival has really got it in the bag-ad, for every year it’s bombard-ed with over 900,000 visitors coming to listen to the Celtic sounds of the bombards and the bagad. Just like the Pied Piper, this inter-Celtic parade mesmerises the crowd, assembled here to celebrate an inter-Celtic night at the Moustoir stadium or in the fishing port, to the sound of the Scottish and Spanish bagpipes that fill the air. Around 300 events and shows and 5000 performers on the bill…Tourists will love the atmosphere, and the Lorient locals are wholeheartedly involved in this festival which celebrates Celtic culture. Well into its forties, the Interceltique may be greying a little around the temples, but it is still young at heart.

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