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Avoriaz goes wild for music this April

February 4, 2011 4:36 pm
posted by Rebecca

Ski and snowboarding resort Avoriaz is launching a new festival this April, but the Festival des Concerts Sauvages (Go Wild Music Festival) is no normal snow and music festival… Held between 2-9 April 2011, the event will be made up of 10 secret gigs; with concert goers only notified by SMS message where and when the shows will be, just before the first note is played: so it’s ready, set, ski!

The unique festival’s line-up is jam packed with Warner Music’s most exciting talent: Kézia Jones, BB Brunes, Guillaume Grand, Joyce Jonathan, Jamaïca, Inna Modja, Irma and Madalena, and more still to be announced.

Each act will perform an acoustic gig in a pop-up ski-to totally wild mountain location. Stages will be erected overnight and taken down the following day in and around Avoriaz and the Portes du Soleil winter-sports area. Tickets to the festival are free with the purchase of Portes du Soleil region ski passes. To receive notifications, festival-goers should register on the Portes du Soleil website.

The week-long festival is a totally new concept event created by WARNER 360, giving Avoriaz based skiers and snowboarders the chance to see breathtaking performances amid equally memorable wild settings.

Here’s a little taster of the artists already confirmed to rock Avoriaz’s ski socks off:

Keziah Jones is a Nigerian singer songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as “Blufunk”, a fusion between raw blues elements, soul and funk rhythms. It is also possible to detect Nigerian roots and the influence of Yoruba music on his sound.

BB Brunes is a French pop/ rock band, part of the “new French rock scene” (la nouvelle scène rock Française). Their first album “Blonde comme Moi”, released in 2007, was a huge success in France. They released their second album on November 2009, “Nico Teen Love” The band’s musical influences include punk and rock groups from the 60s and 70s.

Guillaume Grand is a French male vocalist and songwriter known for his emotional acoustic bitter-sweet ballads.

Joyce Jonathan is a French singer songwriter with a sweet voice who records cheerful acoustic pop.

Jamaïca is a Parisian Club / Grunge / New Wave duo, formerly PONEY PONEY, comprising Antoine and Flo.

Inna Modja is a Paris based Malian and a rising star on France’s pop music scene with titles like “Let’s Go to Bamako” she described her sound to Reuters as ‘rock ‘n’ love’.

Irma a soulful songstress who’s acoustic music has an up-tempo rhythmic quality to it.

Madalena classic, whimsical French pop.

For regular updates and information about the festival and its line up “like” Avoriaz1800 on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

If you like the sound of these popular French acts, check out our retrospective on French music.

To plan your accommodation for the festival visit the Pierre & Vacances website. And Avoriaz is also offering a Go Wild Music Festival special featuring a 10 per cent discount on Portes du Soleil ski passes and accommodation in Avoriaz, in the heart of Les Portes du Soleil from 15€ per person per night. For more details email reservations.