The first ever festival of Soleil Zeuhl bands will take place in Paris on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, featuring four artists at the Le Zèbre de Belleville. Slated to play are Unit Wail, Setna, Scherzoo, and Neom. The timing is designed as a sort of preface to the larger RIO festival that weekend.
by Jon Davis, Published 2013-04-18
From the press release:
The place is the friendly hall “Le Zèbre de Belleville”, a hall located in central Paris (tube stations “Belleville” or “Couronnes” – line 2 or 11).
Hour : not yet determined (doors will probably open at 5.00 pm or so for a first show starting around 5.30). End of the last show around 10.30 pm (the hall has to be empty by 11.30 pm).
There is a bar inside where you can have drinks and maybe small food. By all means, the outside area offers A LOT of food possibilities of all kinds.
Admission : 28 euros
Please drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
mentioning your name and forename & we’ll send you a Paypal invoice. After payment, we’ll send you a confirmation with a reservation number. Please print our mail and come with it (if you forget, no big matter, we’ll have the list).
As probably some of you will stay in Paris on Thursday 19th, before heading to the RIO on Friday in the early morning (as I will do), we’ll provide everyone (by mail) a free guide of the records shops in Paris – of course centered on avant-prog, RIO etc.
This festival is for us an important test, even somewhat frightening as we have no experience in the organization of live events. If it is successful it might open the way for a yearly event connected with the RIO fest in Carmaux, of course including in the line-up other bands. We already have a few ideas for the future (bands, location) but, at first, the 2013 event has to be a positive experience. By positive, we mean human & musical, the finance being for sure in loss.
That’s it for the moment, all future announcements will be made here + posts on forums, Facebook etc, so stay tuned ..!
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