A must-see in the summer in Châteauroux, the DARC festival will take place from August 7 to 19, 2022. This event combining dance, singing and comedy during the day, supervised by renowned professionals, and a Festival with concerts and entertainment in Châteauroux and throughout the Indre department in the evening finds its audience after two difficult years linked to the health crisis.
A very eclectic musical program for the 47th edition of the DARC Festival
In 2019, more than 65,000 of you attended concerts in the city center of Châteauroux. Here is what awaits you this year (all these concerts are held Place Voltaire at 10:30 p.m.):
Gaëtan Roussel (Tuesday August 9)
For 25 years and his sensational debut with the group Louise Attaque, Gaëtan Roussel, the singer from Aveyron, has also pursued a solo career with as much success. 7 Music Awards (3 solo and 4 with Louise Attaque), 5 million records sold, two Diamond-certified albums, two Platinum-certified albums and several Gold-certified albums, not to mention the writing and production of the great Bleu Petroleum album. by Alain Bashung rewarded in 2009 at the Victoires de la Musique. He returns this year with the reissue of his 4th solo album, Do you know?
In the first part of the evening (8:45 p.m.) you can attend the concert by Mathieu des Longchamps.
Calogero (Wednesday August 10)
Nearly three years after the success of the album Liberty darling and a sold-out Zéniths tour, Calogero has returned with a new event album, entitled Center Ville. 12 titles among which we find “Rumour”, heard all last summer, “Le temps”, a duet with Rufus Wainwright, but also “On fait comme si”, a piece written and unveiled during confinement. Calogero has just had his album certified platinum, the equivalent of 100,000 copies sold.
In the first part of the evening (8:45 p.m.) you can attend the Baptist’ concert.
Groundation (Thursday August 11)
The faithful of Groundation, founded in 1998 by singer and guitarist Harrison Stafford, are in heaven. After a break of a few years and a live album released in 2018, the Californian group, reformed around new virtuoso musicians from the prestigious Sonoma State University, is releasing a new single. Like their leader, they learned jazz before becoming passionate about Rasta philosophy. Original Riddim, recorded on analog tape, tells the universal story of music, “opening the skies of possibility” and “broadening our minds endlessly” with guest appearances from two legendary bands from Jamaica. The clip was shot between Jamaica, New York, Texas, Florida and California. (Catherine Carette/FIP)
In the first part of the evening (8:45 p.m.) you can attend the Manou Gallo concert.
47TER ((Friday August 12)
Pierre Paul, Miguel and Blaise are three friends from 78 who started making the BUZZ in 2018. Discovered with their cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West “Niggaz In Paris” which has accumulated more than 2 million views on Facebook, they made a series of Clips “We come to spoil your classics”. More recently it is with the clip of “Little Prince” that the BUZZ made its way to then see the clip of “Later” coming out. Atmosphere posed at the Barber Shop shot in black and white, the 3 rappers from Yvelines ask themselves lots of questions and wonder what will be done later… (Muxxa/Mouv’)
In the first part of the evening (8:45 p.m.) you can attend the Bafang concert.
Blankass (Saturday August 13) – Special evening 40 years of France Bleu Berry
Originally from Berry, the two brothers Guillaume and Johan Ledoux form the group Blankass. With an aperitif name, Blankass smells good of the terroir. Children of rock (and Berry), the Ledoux and Co brothers have decentralized French song to the middle of the (wheat) fields (RFI).
In the first part of the evening (8:45 p.m.) you can attend the concert of Le pied de la pompe.
Superbus (Sunday August 14)
1.5 million albums sold, several Gold and Platinum records, more than 800 concert dates, a SACEM prize, a Victoire de la Musique, an NRJ Music Award, an MTV Award… More than just a list dizzying figures, Superbus marked a whole generation. With their countless hits, from Radio Song to Lola via Butterfly or Addictions, they have monopolized the tops of the charts and radio airplay for years. Stringing together successful albums and tours, Superbus remains one of the major Pop-Rock bands on the French scene over the past 20 years.
In the first part of the evening (8:45 p.m.) you can attend the concert of Blondin and the band of earthlings.
Christophe Maé (Tuesday August 16)
Christophe Mae will celebrate on stage the 15th anniversary of the release of his first album “Mon Paradis” which made him one of the leading artists of French variety. A France Bleu artist.
In the first part of the evening (8:45 p.m.) you can attend the Céphaz concert.
The beautiful part also in the dance
Dance and choreography obviously have an important place in this DARC Festival 2022.
On Monday August 15 at 8:45 p.m. Place Voltaire, Cie MyDNA de Montpellier, founded by dancer and choreographer Audrey Bosc, will present “Instincts”, a piece for 10 dancers, which approaches dancehall, street dance from Jamaica, with a vision news. Audrey Bosc has worked with composer François Ceccaldi, who has had a special relationship with dance for over 20 years.
The same day at 10:30 p.m., it was the turn of choreographer Jean-Claude Gallotta and his company to take over Place Voltaire for “My Ladies Rock”. It makes fourteen emblematic pieces from the history of rock music dance by the performers of the Groupe Émile Dubois. Poetic ballets, enraged with freedom, on the rebellious pieces of the queens of pop-rock culture: from Aretha Franklin to Patti Smith via Joan Baez and Tina Turner.
The unmissable end-of-training show
Like every year, all the trainees who participated in the 13 days of training meet on stage to present to the public their final show “Oxygène” directed by Michel Lopez. It will be Place Voltaire, Friday August 19 at 8:45 p.m.
Information and reservations on the DARC Festival website.