Sete is a busy place for festivals in July & August. There is the Worldwide Festival in early July, the Water Jousting festivals towards the end of July and then the Fiest'A de Sete French music festival in early August. The Fiest'A de Sete is a two-week long World music festival in France covering folk and pop music from North Africa and Europe. The 2015 Fiest'A de Sete takes place from 24 July to 8 August. There is plenty of street theatre and parties going on, as well as nightly performance in the Theatre de la Mer.
Fiest'A de Sete France festival
During the 2 week long Fiest'A de Sete, France, over 70 artists play at the Théâtre de la Mer, an amphitheatre on the banks of the Mediterranean sea. It really is one of the most special events in the calendar of summer French music festivals. As you take your seat you get fantastic views over the Mediterranean sea. The early evening shows are the best, just as the sun is going down over the Mediterranean and the party atmosphere in Sete is building up.
Fiest'A de Sete,music festivals in France 2015
The line up for the 2015 Sete festival France has just been announced. This South of France music festival has firmly established itself as one of the best World Music festivals in France. Previous musicians appearing at this South of France music festival have included such celebrated artists as Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band, Nile Rodgers, Taj Mahal, Hugh Masekela, Ebo Taylor, George Clinton, Pee Wee Ellis and Johnny Clegg. There is always an eclectic blend of African, Jazz, Funk, Soul and Latin American music on show at this South of France music festival, with seemingly the only connecting factor being that they are all great performers.
This year the Sete festival France will be held from 6 to 12 July 2015 and over 50 musicians have already been booked. As per usual, tickets are predicted to sell out fast.
Line up for Fiest'A de Sete festival, France 2015
If the two confirmed artists are anything to go by, then 2015 promises to be a great years of this South of France music festival. On the 2nd August 2015, Ibeyi will be performing. These French-Cuban artists, the daughters of the late great percussionist Anga Diaz, have a range of influences from pop, soul, hip -hop with electronic music. But underlying the music is the traditional Yoruba beats inspired by their father's culture. Naomi plays percussion, cajon and drums, whilst Lisa- Kainde plays the piano. Their debut album was produced by Richard Russell (producer of such artists as Damon Albarn , Bobby Womack and Gil Scott-Heron !).
Also appearing on 2 August 2015 will be Yael Naim. It was seven years ago that her song New Soul launched Yael Naim onto the world stage and she is now back with a new album (Sur Older) composed and produced with David Donatien.
Music festivals in France 2015
For more information on the full 2015 line-up for one of the most dynamic World Music festivals in France, please visit www.fiestasete.com. Ticket prices are €32 for the headline shows and between €20-€30 for the day time acts.