An opening with fanfare, on Wednesday August 23, to mark the end of the holidays and the passage of Billie Eilisha short break on Thursday before moving on to a dizzying program, from Friday to Sunday… the last weekend of August will be Rock in the Seine or will not! If we are delighted to see the Chemical Brothers, Young Fathers, bonobos, Foals or Turnstilewe appreciate a real concern for parity shown here, all the more precious within an industry which still tends to place male artists at the top of the bill…
Billie Eilish and Charlie’s Angels
His presence is too rare in France since we can afford to take a nonchalant air when we learn that the young American idol Billie Eilish will perform on the Main Stage of Rock in the Seine Wednesday, August 23. Great emotion to be expected from the side of the fans… and neophytes, necessarily curious to attend this highly anticipated performance. In addition, the poster for this evening is exclusively female. Prior to arrival at 10 p.m. Billie Eilishwe can enjoy the learned electro of the French Lucia Antunesimmediate indie pop from the cold with the Norwegian Girl in Red and the Swedish Tove Lo… or even the power punk of the young Englishwoman Hannah Graejust out of high school!
The diamond rockers
If Sunday, August 28 is eagerly awaited for the performance of Strokes, they are not the only ones to deliver in terms of guitar riffs. As shown by Angel Olsenhigh-flying California folk girl, or Snail Mail, real name Lindsey Jordan, who comes from Baltimore and made a sensational debut at the age of 18 thanks to compositions going straight to the guts. Also on the program, the raw rock of the Australians fromAmyl and the Sniffers, led by Amy Taylor. On the duo side, Nova Twins, formed in London by Amy Love and Georgia South, does not lace and metallicizes everything he touches. Another female pair, Wet Legfrom the Isle of Wight, whose single “Lounge Chair” was one of the biggest indie hits of recent years. Moreover, another promising group from the same English island, coach partyshould encourage pogos with its stirring post grunge, in particular thanks to its leader and bass player Jesse Smith.
The queens of the dance floor
Having become an essential name on the international electro scene, the Belgian DJ Charlotte de Witte raises the clubs of Berlin as well as Ibiza and will come to test the platinum in Saint-Cloud. Revealed thanks to the London group The xx, of which she is one of the ethereal voices, Romy released a solo album at the start of the school year, Mid-Air, which we will discover in preview. Spoiler: it’s irresistible! Finally, the charismatic Noga Erez, originally from Tel Aviv, lets his urban and hybrid electro go wild. And so much the better, because it wreaks havoc on stage.
Of course, the Saturday night throne is reserved for Florence & The Machinewhose gothic-romantic pop serves up a boho look inherited from FM rock priestesses such Stevie Nicks. But we can’t forget Karen Ocourted by all of US pop, who shone solo while remaining the safe bet of her group Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Or the French Silly Boy Blue, which sings, on a neo-grunge soil, amorous wounds and sentimental redemption. Whether The Empress has only one woman in its ranks, it is not just any woman since it is about the irresistible Flora Benguigui – moreover very committed to the feminist cause within the music industry. As for Christine and the Queens, it is definitely aptly named. Under the spell of his latest album, Paranoia, Angels, True Lovewe can’t wait to see her performance, which is bound to be overwhelming.
Rock en Seine, August 23, 25, 26 and 27, 2023 https://www.rockenseine.com
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