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Music Festival, Villelongue dels Monts

9th August 2018 - 12th August 2018

Festival des Musiques dels Monts

This exciting annual music festival, held in the small village of Villelongue dels Monts, is back for its seventh consecutive year, promoting the heritage, culture and music of the region.

With a variety of concerts from classical, jazz and contemporary to world music and concerts for the kids, the festival is the perfect opportunity to discover the best in international music without having to venture any further than the beautiful Albères foothills.

The whole project is designed to help you discover and rediscover the joy of music, combining diverse live arts performances into one fabulous cultural melting pot.

With 23 concerts from over 50 artists, to the Balkans and back, with musical massages, nocturnal woodland walks and a fabulous festival finale, there is sure to be something for everyone at the 2018 festival.

Performances will take place in venues and spaces throughout the village of Villelongue dels Monts; the stadium, the church, the priory- all accessible on foot.


Info and reservations
06 64 44 03 20 




6pm Opening Ceremony (Scène des écoliers) Free
Batucada : Percussion and dance combine for a Brasilian performance full of energy, rhythm and urban poetry.

9pm Homage to Mali (Grande scène) 12€
Collaboration between Ballaké Sissoko (kora) & Andy Emler (piano) followed by Boukary Niakaté Danse: Mourad Benhamou (percussion) et Florent Pujuila (clarinette)​.

12am Nocturnal Concert (Grande scène) Free
For those who like to jam late into the night, the stage is open to any musician who fancies performing.


4.30pm Shipwrecked (Salle polyvalente) 5€
Children’s musical theatre show by the Théâtre Mu.

6pm Fanfare de la Touffe (village streets, meet at Bodega dels Monts) Free
Musical street party parade where the audience become the musicians.

6.30pm Quatuor en Folie (Prieuré du Vilar) 9€
String quartet TBC

9pm Orchestre Symphonique et Creation / Peemaï (Grande scène) 12€
Symphonic orchestra performing Mozart, Wagner and Strouk followed by improvised jazz from the banks of the Mekong

12am Musical Massage (village woodland- meet at Grand scène) Free
The perfect way to wind down the evening, using the vibrations of the music to gently massage your mind and soul.


11am Duo violoncelle et guitare (village garden- meet at Bodega dels Monts) Free
As every year, a moment of poetry in a beautiful outdoor location. This year discover Mélody Giot (cello) & Pierre Millan (guitar).

12.30pm Musical Salad (Bodega dels Monts) Free
Musicians from the academy perform an easily-digestible performance full of surprises.

2pm Woodwind and Piano (Salle polyvalent) 9€
Quartet performs Mozart, Escaich, Poulenc.

4pm Barbar & Other de la Fontaine Fables (Salle polyvalente) 5€
Musical interpretation of 17th century children’s author Jean de le Fontaine.

6.30pm Cobla Mil.lenaria (Scène des écoliers) Free
Local celebrities, this Catalan cobla is renowned for getting the Sardane started.

7.30pm Fanfare Olaïtan (from Bois Romager to Bodéga Dels Monts) Free
The Benin Vaudou ensemble performs African funk for the bodega & street party.

9pm Connie & Blyde / Saxophone Celebration (Grand scène) 12€
Bruno Ducret (cello) et Caroline Sentis (vocals) perform their unique brand of live jazz followed by a saxophonist, Julien Lourau, and the Villelongue All Stars.

12pm Effraie la chouette (Bois du Romaguer- meet at Grand scène) Free
Nocturnal musical meanderings through the surrounding woodlands.


11am Balade musicale (village garden- meet at Bodega dels Monts) Free
A botanical enthusiast welcomes festival goes into their magnificent garden to discover the unique and rare species… clarinetist, Nicolas Nageotte!

12.15pm Musical Apéritif (Bodega dels Monts) Free
Dégustation of local products with a musical accompaniment.

2pm La Folia (Eglise de Villelongue) 9€
Performance inspired by one of the oldest musical themes in Europe, La Folia.

4pm Autour des Tablas (Prieuré du Vilar) 9€
World jazz repertoire created around the north Indian percussion, the tabla.

6.30pm Catalogne, mon amour (Parvis de l’église) Free
The symphonic orchestra of the academy presents the repertoire that they have been working on in the lead up to the festival, inspired by Catalan composers.

7.30pm Musique des Balkans (Bodéga Dels Monts) Free
Music from the Balkan Islands.

9pm Salsa – Latin Jazz / Fanfare Olaïtan (Grande scène) 12€
Afro-Cuban rhythms from Quintette Fuerza followed by African funk from the Benin Vaudou ensemble.

11pm Closing Ceremony (Stadium) Free
After a diverse and artistically rich programme, what better way to close the 2018 Musiques dels Monts than with a musical firework display?

Are you a musician?
Do you fancy taking part in the Académie?
Find out more here.


9th August 2018
12th August 2018
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Villelongue Festival
06 64 44 03 20