Tuesday, 6 July 2010

6th Picnic Festival, Namur (3-5 Sept. 2010): programme out now

Thanks to Laurent Eckhout, who announces that the programme for this year's Picnic Festival at Namur, Belgium, is booked and can be checked on the Festival website.

The Sixth Picnic Festival extends over three days to Sunday 5 September 2010 - in the unique setting of the Terra Nova section of the Citadel at Namur. It opens on Friday 3 September at 8.00 p.m. with a dance to music by Cave Canem (B) and Les Chauffeurs à Pieds (Quebec), with dancing instruction for beginners. On Saturday (traditionally the 'bluegrass day' of the Festival), bands taking part include Rocks & Ivy (B), G-Runs ‘n Roses (CZ/SK), the duo of Tommy Gauthier and Antoine Dufour (Quebec), the Toy Hearts (UK), and 4 Wheel Drive (NL/D/B) featuring Jolanda Peters.

There's an equally strong lineup on Sunday 5 September for the Celtic and acoustic music part of the Festival, with events beginning at noon. Tommy Gauthier & Antoine Dufour, Robby Lynch, and Chapeaux Bas will be playing throughout the weekend on the Irish Pub stage; 'L’Ecole des Chèvres à Pull' (B) provides a spectacle for children on Sunday; and there will be an open stage for jams.

Full details are on the Picnic Festival website, and the Festival also has a Group on FaceBook.