I don’t usually pay a lot of attention to French pop festivals, since they’re generally overcrowded with dodgy reality-TV competition-winners whose performance makes me want to stop my ears with cement and dig my eyes out with a serrated spoon.
Fortunately, there are honorable exceptions. Les Vieilles Charrues, for example. Rock en Seine is another.
This year they’ve already announced aaaarrrrggghhhh FOO FIGHTERS, ARCTIC MONKEYS, THE KILLS, INTERPOL, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE…
And a few others, but by then my brain had shut down from an overdose of awesome.
Must… go… Haven’t slept on an anthill post-gig since… oooh, Queen in Frejus in 1986. Yes, yes, of the above groups only the Foo Fighters, plus Sam Fogarino of Interpol, aren’t young enough to be my children. Pete Townshend was wrong: not dying before you get old means you get to see lots of great new bands.