the plans of the team Eurockéennes had been shaken after the death of Keith Flint, the leader of The Prodigy, the 4 march. The shows provided by the group, a pioneer of electro dance, for the summer, including the closing concert of the festival in the east of france, had been cancelled.
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“After our surprise related to this sudden death, we had a little bit of stress to find a solution”, says Jean-Paul Roland, director of Eurockéennes. The legendary american band of alternative rock The Smashing Pumpkins will close as a result of this 31st edition, which will take place from 4 to 7 July in Belfort.
The festival has unveiled the 57 names on the sixty concerts are expected, among which Mass Hysteria, The Roots, Rich the Kid and Arnaud Rebotini, the composer of the original soundtrack of 120 beats per minute . The main headliners had been announced as early as December: Slash, guitarist from the group Guns n’roses, Supreme NTM, The Chainsmokers, The Weezer, Jain, Christine and the Queens, Petit Biscuit, The Stray Cats, Parkway Drive or even Jeanne Added.
Hip hop, metal, Mongolian, and stand-up
After an edition 2018 which had hosted Bigflo & Oli and Orelsan, the hip hop scene and will forge itself into to new the beautiful part in the programming. 13 Block, the American Rich the Kid and Trippie Redd will accompany Nekfeu, Ninho, Suicideboys and Columbine. The scene of the Beach will be entrusted to the rapper Georgio, with its beating heart Hubert Lenoir, Thylacine, Kate Tempest, Bakar, Isha and Aloïse Sauvage.
The discoveries will also be at the rendez-vous, with 14 countries represented. The festival will begin with the performance of The Hu, a group of Mongolian blending metal, rock and folk, “played with traditional instruments electrified,” warns the programmer Kem Lalot.
Two figures on the stand-up, Malik Bentalha and the Count Of Bouderbala, will open the festival on Friday and Saturday. The budget for this event is € 9.4 million, of which € 800.000 to ensure security.
*Find the complete program on the site of the Eurockéennes.