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Festival Interceltique Lorient

August 5 - August 14

The Lorient Interceltic Festival is:

  • 10 days and 10 nights of concerts, shows, entertainment and many more every year at the beginning of August
  • 4,500 musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists, academics, filmmakers, from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Brittany, USA, ‘Acadia, Australia, etc.
  • A Grand Parade of Celtic Nations which attracts more than 60,000 spectators to the streets of Lorient on the first Sunday
  •  80,000 paying spectators
  • 750,000 visitors and spectators
  • 1,100 people accommodated, 20 hotel providers, 7 partner high schools, 800 beds rented in boarding schools, 34,000 meals served at the Dupuy de Lôme high school, 40 ferry crossings, 40 chartered bus shuttles to transport our artists, 
  • More than 1700 volunteers
  • 120 live shows, 60% of which are free.
  • The honoring of a Celtic nation every year and a variety of activities: a Breton weekend (bagadoù championship, large parade broadcast on television, triumph of the bell ringers, dances of Brittany)
  • Festoù-noz, music workshops, conferences, concerts every day on stages and in the bars of the city, free master classes of Celtic instruments, daily parades, bagpipe and bagpipe competitions, accordion, Celtic harp, drums, pipe bands, a garden of arts and luthiers, a Words and Solidarity space,…
  • A Quai du Livre, an artisan market consistent with the theme of the festival
  • Sports: sailing races (CeltiCup), golf (Golfceltrophy), gouren, Breton athletic games, etc.
  • Exhibitions of works of art from Celtic countries, Breton costumes and bagpipes from around the world

Details

Start:
August 5
End:
August 14
Website:
https://www.festival-interceltique.bzh/

Venue

Lorient
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