Les Déferlantes 2018 Gig Guide
7th July - 10th July
Do you like funky reggae rhythms ?
Do you prefer thumping techno beats ?
Or is it good old rock and roll
That makes you move your feet ?
Whatever your musical preference
Don’t miss out on a single song
Use this handy gig guide as reference
And hit the dancefloors all night long.
Saturday 7th July
Martin Solveig (electro)
One of the best-known DJs on the international electro scene, Martin Solveig is a regular fixture in some of Europes biggest clubs, including the infamous Pacha in Ibiza. Spending as much time dancing on his decks as he does spinning behind them, his anything-goes approach to mixing guarantees a fun-filled spectacle for everyone.
Lenny Kravitz (rock)
A career spanning 3 decades, 40 million albums sold, a regular name at the top of the charts- oh yes Lenny Kravitz is coming to Valmy! Rock, blues, jazz, often all at the same time, the “Kravitz” mix has proven its worth and appeals to audiences of all generations. Spectacular, wild and explosive, this whirlwind of energy pushes the boundaries of music and promises to be one hell of a show!
Portugal. The Man (alternative pop-rock)
What’s in a name? With this band, it’s certainly intriguing, given that they are actually from Alaska! The voices behind the current smash hit ‘Feel it still’, the duo have an astonishing eight albums under their belts and are well-versed in getting audiences jumping. With one foot in the swinging 60s, the other in a futuristic 3rd millenium, the slightly psychedelic, hugely pleasing pop sound will bring a smile to every face in Valmy.
Sparkling eyes, broad smile, universal pop melodies and lyrics that all of us can relate to, Vianney has brought a breath of fresh air to the French music scene. With his simple, tender songs and light, bright energy, this will be a pleasure to behold in the beautiful, sunny grounds of Château Valmy.
Sunday 8th July
Laura Wild (folk)
Homegrown talent, Laura Wild, is the worthy winner of the Déferlantes Nougaro Tremplin. This regional competition sees our department’s best artists compete to perform on stage, alongside musical greats, at this year’s festival. With her charming, eclectic style, Laura Wild takes audiences on a musical adventure between the stage and the streets.
The Stranglers (pop-rock)
As the years go by, changing fashions make and break bands without mercy. However, certain groups have a special kind of magic that sees them transcend musical whims. The Stranglers, a shining star of the 70s, are one such band. 40 years on Valmy is proud to host this iconic British band as they continue to reinvent post-punk, new-rock, jazz, pop, even a little reggae and soul from time to time!
Francis Cabrel (pop)
Legend of the French music scene, Cabrel defies genres, instead sharing with audiences a series of beautiful, poetic moments. Perfectly matching the soft sunset over the grounds of Valmy, this musical great brings a touch of elegance, an air of grace and, of course, his timeless melodies.
Supreme NTM (rap)
We thought their paths had irreparably split, with each man forging his own path between cinema and music. And yet, on the horizon appears an improbable but hugely anticipated reunion. JoeyStarr and Kool Shen are back, fingers on the trigger, ready to unleash their furious flow of hardcore old-school rap. Valmy, get ready to bounce!
Monday 9th July
After a five year break, pop sensation Hollysiz is back with a second album bursting with inspiration from her travels to the four corners of the globe. Whilst always remaining true to her Basque roots, she incorporates the urban beats of New York, the sensual melodies of Havana and much more besides. Expect high octane energy and excitement!
The Prodigy (punk-techno)
Violent, furious, relentless, The Prodigy raise eyebrows, turn heads and ignite mosh pits wherever they roam. Constantly pushing boundaries with their theatrical, underground sound, the British group provide Valmy with primal grunge at its very best.
Prophets of Rage (rock-rap)
A surrealist mix of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, this amalgamation of musical genius was formed in protest to the 2016 American presidential elections. Their campaign, ‘Make America Rage Again’, aims to bring the discussion of hatred, racism and injustice into the mainstream. With fists raised, the revolution is sweeping across Valmy.
With his mature, inclusive brand of rap, Orelsan brings audiences together rather than setting them apart. His songs speak of situations to which we can all relate, so it’s little wonder he is France’s quickest selling artist, going platinum in just one week! So head to Valmy and join the party!
Tuesday 10th July
Massive Attack (trip hop)
Bristol-born Massive Attack have been producing dramatically atmospheric music since the late 1980s. Their unique brand of chilled dance music has won them international acclaim and numerous awards. A perfect soundtrack to the lingering summer evening in Valmy.
The Parisian DJ duo have exploded onto the international electro scene with their unique brand of sensual deep house. Sampling swing, rock, jazz and any number of other musical genres, this is set to be a dancing extravaganza for music lovers of all ages and tastes.
Liam Gallagher (Brit-pop)
From the Mancunian smog of the mid-nineties rose a band so full of swagger that Britain had no choice but to surrender. Their rock anthems were as abrasive as they were unifying, bringing an entire generation together in a stand against the system. Oasis are no more, but the self-proclaimed “greatest song-writer in the world”, Liam Gallagher, is back bringing his gritty, authentic, no-frills Brit pop-rock to the stage of Valmy.
Shaka Ponk (punk-rock)
Are you ready for another dose of Shaka Ponk? Three-time champion of the Valmy stage, this hectic, frenetic mish-mash of sounds comes from here, there, everywhere and nowhere! Enter the punk circus universe where pop is drop kicked by rock, where vintage steam-punk smashes into heavy metal and where anything, yes, anything, is possible!