Finistere Culture and Events

Panoramas Festival, Morlaix

7 - 9 April 2017

A feast of musical talent from folk to hot rock.

 

Les Vieilles Charrues Festival, Carhaix

13 - 16 July 2017

This festival is the largest music festival in France now attracting big names in the music industry and more than 200,000 festival-goers every year. For more information, tel: (00 33) 2 98 99 25 45 or visit www.vieillescharrues.asso.fr

 

Festival of Cornouailles, Quimper

18 - 23 July 2017

Festival de Cornouailles in Quimper, Brittany's biggest celebration of Breton culture. Participants wear traditional Breton costumes called ‘guises’ of which there are 66 different kinds. The event comprises concerts, street parades and street musicians all of whom bring the beautiful medieval city of Quimper to life. The first festival took place in 1922 to celebrate the Breton way of life, Quimper being the capital of the duchy of Cornouaille.

Today, spectators can enjoy music and dance performances all day long in the area around the cathedral plus a plethora of celebrations in the medieval streets, on the quayside and by the sixteenth century bishop’s palace. Each evening, Fest Noz concerts continue late into the night.

The festival brings together Breton traditions and modern creativity, and attracts a diverse range of talented performers. The street events are free, start at 10am and finish at 7pm and include special children’s shows. Concerts and evening events are ticketed.

 

Fest Jazz, Chateauneuf-du-Faou

28 - 30 July 2017

On the banks of the River Aulne, Indian curry, real Breton ale from the Coreff brewery and international cuisine add to the flavour of this event. The varied programme enjoys an international line-up from trad, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, blues, boogie to mainstream jazz. Amongst special attractions are Les Doigts de l'Homme, Robbie 'super sax' Edwards and violinist Olivier Leclerc. British jazz fans will appreciate the Blue Magnolias from Liverpool. See the dedicated website for more information.

 

Edge of the World Global Sounds Festival, Crozon Peninsula

4 - 6 August 2017

Annual African music festival in the beautiful Crozon Peninsula setting featuring an impressive line-up of international artists. Events kick-off at 1430 daily and run through to 0300.

 

Cinema Festival, Douarnenez

2017 dates TBC

The week long Festival de Cinéma de Douarnenez draws some 22,000 visitors to the town with screenings, discussions, exhibitions, literary gatherings and concerts. For more information, tel: (00 33) 2 98 92 09 21 

 

Fete de l’Oignon, Roscoff

23 - 24 August 2017

Pink onion festival. Perfect opportunity to taste and purchase onions and onion-based food. Also, dance, music and entertainment as well as traditional bread and cider making.

 

Jeudis du Port, Brest

2017 dates TBC

On 4 Thursday evenings in July and August, from 1930, the city of Brest invites locals and visitors to a colourful carnival in the Port de Commerce, where music and good food are served. There are activities for all the family and local delicacies can be sampled from one of the many stalls that are set up for the occasion Tel: (00 33) 2 98 44 24 96

Please check precise details and dates with event organisers before making your holiday and travel arrangements.

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