The Trans Musicales are back in Rennes . Here is an overview of the many festivities that await you there.
Let ‘s go for the 41st edition of the Trans Musicales de Rennes!
From Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 December 2019, the Trans Musicales de Rennes will once again make you vibrate. This festival, now internationally recognized , is full of artists with varied and captivating styles. This year, Africa is in the spotlight. Here are the artists not to be missed and the locations of the various concerts, as well as the means of transport to get there.
Which artists to listen to at the Trans Musicales de Rennes?
87 artists from 40 countries will perform during this edition of the Trans . Headlining , Etienne DAHO will play his album “Eden” during two concert-events, the places of which sold out in a few minutes. Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who will be able to listen to the child of the country, discovered at the Trans in 1979 and really revealed at those of 1980!
Note that this year, the Trans are dedicated to Philippe PASCAL , the singer of Marquis de Sade (Rennes group), found dead at his home in Rennes last September. The performance hall “Le Liberté” displayed a large portrait of this artist on edge, in one of its rooms, in order to pay homage to him.
Another headliner: the group Acid Arab , made up of 2 DJs, Africans at heart, who combine oriental music and acid house ( oriental electro ) and whose first album was released in 2016. On December 7, the premiere of their new concert, during the Trans .
The organizers have also decided this year to highlight Africa and interbreeding . Two conference-concerts in particular will take place at the Champs Libres: “The many faces of music in today’s Africa” with a concert by Continuadores , on Friday December 6 at 2 p.m., then “The conditions of musical creation today ‘hui en Afrique’ with a concert by Guiss Guiss Bou Bess , performing the ancestral rhythms of the sabar in an electronic version, on Saturday December 7 at 2 p.m.
And among the novelties, Songo : this group brings together a South African singer, a Burkinabe drummer and two members of City Kay. A tasty mix as adores the organizer of the Trans , Jean-Louis BROSSARD . Other artists present include Mohican , Jawhar , Slift and Tribade .
But there are many artists. Also, the detailed program of the Rencontres Trans Musicales will give you all the information to help you make your choice. In addition, on the Trans site , you will find all the other information you need to have a great time in the Breton capital, in particular by noting down the places where the concerts take place : the Parc Expo in Bruz and the Aire libre in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (both close to Rennes airport) and in Rennes: TNB, UBU, Etage (at Liberté), Champs Libres and Triangle.
Of course, the Rencontres Trans Musicales would not be what they are without the party that takes place in parallel in the bars participating in the “ Bars en Trans ”: guaranteed atmosphere every night!
How to get to Trans Musicales?
The Trans Musicales , as well as the Bars en Trans , have taken into account the strike notice filed for December 5, especially since the SNCF has blocked the sale of train tickets for the dates from December 5 to 8.
Thus, the artists arrive by vehicle, in particular in coaches chartered especially for them, just like the media. The proper organization was planned, and had already proven itself during the strike of 1995 because the organizers had succeeded in bringing the group Daft Punk in spite of the transport problems.
For spectators, STAR shuttles are planned to the Parc Expo de Bruz , on Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December, from the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle (next to the performance hall Le Liberté ). In addition, other lines provide a direct link, on Fridays and Saturdays, between 25 municipalities of Rennes Métropole and the Parc Expo .
In general, for the duration of the Trans, carpooling is strongly recommended for festival-goers. To do this, do not hesitate to consult the current requests or to submit yours on the dedicated Facebook page created by the organizers of the festival: ” Come to Rennes for Trans Musicales and Bars en Trans “. You can also inquire with the various bus companies operating nationally, as well as vehicle rental agencies. The organizers of the Trans Musicales provide you with a detailed list of means of transport on their website.
Practical information: the Trans site offers you online ticketing as well as a list of physical points of sale and details the accessibility of the concert halls, in particular for people with reduced mobility or hearing impaired (some halls have magnetic loops) .
Everything has therefore been implemented to make you spend exceptional musical moments, thanks to a quality and very varied program. You will discover there the future headliners of tomorrow , because it is indeed during previous editions of the Trans that were really discovered, in France, artists like Stephan Eicher (1984), Mano Negra (1988), Lenny Kravitz (1989), Nirvana (1991), Björk (1993), the Beastie Boys (2004) or London Grammar (2013), to name but a few. This festival, born in 1979 and which brings out many young talents every year, has become an unmissable annual event in Rennes . Its trademark is its openness to the world: music without borders!