Friday, 10 August 2007

3rd Picnic Festival at Namur, 1-2 September


The Picnic Team welcome every good music lover to the Picnic Festival's new location at Terra Nova in the Citadel of Namur, Belgium, on 1st & 2nd September 2007 - a friendly, happy, and family-party-people event.

Saturday remains 'Bluegrass Day' with some great bands from Belgium, Holland, and France: Jefferson Louvat & Thierry Massoubre (B, F), Quartier Francais, the Louvat Brothers & guests (B, F), Zip Code 2025 (F), and the Blue Grass Boogiemen (NL). Celtic music is represented on Sunday by Camping Sauvach, Alka Celtes Airs, La Varda, and Cecile Corbel. Links to the bands' websites are on the Picnic Festival website.

All the above bands will play on the outside main stage (with shelter provided in case of rain); other bands will play in a real 'Irish Pub'. Other halls are provided for food and for children's entertainment (music instruments, toys in wood, games, etc.). The Festival also offers stands with stringed-instrument makers (Tom Nechville, Richard Baudry), good regional food, and information on hearing troubles (more details on the Festival website). MC work will be in French, Dutch, and English. Admission is free to under-14s.

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The Festival and details of upcoming concerts by Rawhide and the Sons of Navarone are also featured on the Bluegrass in Belgium website.