Wednesday, August 12, 2009

festival la route du rock



Afternoon on the beach, evening at Palais du Grand Large’s casino stage and the rest of the night in an 18th Century castle—this is the itinerary La Route du Rock, the three-day music festival in Saint-Malo, France this weekend, has in store for concert-goers. It definitely beats camping out in Tennesee humidity. Headlining are legendary names like My Bloody Valentine, Tortoise and Peaches, supported by bands responsible for some of the big new releases of the past year, including Deerhunter, Crystal Stilts, the Horrors, St Vincent, Camera Obscura, the Papercuts, Telepathe, Grizzly Bear, Mark Kozelek and more.

Saint-Malo, located on the Brittany region’s Emerald Coast is accessible from England by ferry with possible discounts for festival-goers. 27 bands will play in three locations:

Le Fort de Saint-Père (showcasing the bulk of the bands each night)
Le Palais Sony Ericsson (aka Le Palais de Grand Large, a casino with a few bands each evening on a reputedly intimate stage)
La Plage Bon Secours (meaning ‘the Beach of Good Help.’ Only one opener each afternoon)


SCHEDULE

Friday, August 14, 2009

Le Fort de Saint-Père

The Horrors, A Place To Bury Strangers, My Bloody Valentine, Tortoise, Deerhunter, and Crystal Stilts

Le Palais Sony Ericsson

Marissa Nadler and Mark Kozelek


La Plage Bon Secours

The Delano Orchestra


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Le Fort de Saint-Père

Four Tet, Peaches with Sweet Machine, The Kills, Camera Obscura, St. Vincent, and Papercuts

Le Palais Sony Ericsson

Forest Fire and The Present


La Plage Bon Secours

The Patriotic Sunday


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Le Fort de Saint-Père

Autokratz, Simian Mobile Disco, Grizzly Bear, Dominique A, Andrew Bird, and Bill Callahan


Le Palais Sony Ericsson

Gang Gang Dance and Telepathe


La Plage Bon Secours

That Summer

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