Rock the Pistes Details Announced!
Sauvages brought a whole new type of music festival to the pistes around the Portes du Soleil. Here's some of the line-up for this year's event kindly brought to you by Yodel ;
Described as 'the freshest French festival', the Rock the Pistes Festival or Festival des Concerts Sauvages as it was known last year is set to take place across the Portes du Soleil from 24th to 28th March 2012. French and international music groups will be playing on the slopes of the Portes du Soleil and the concept of the festival is certainly unique.
Over 5 days 7 acts will perform on specially erected stages in or near resorts across the ski area. And best of all, it's free with your lift pass!
Here's a few of the big names on the line-up:
Louis Bertignac – Saturday 24th of March at 1.30pm in Morzine-Les Gets
Ex guitarist of the famous French band Téléphone, Louis Bertignac has already released 6 solo albums, his last one being Grizzly – Ca c'est vraiment moi. He's the musician we can thank for Carla Bruni's 'Quelqu'un m'a dit'. A mix of blues, pop but also rock, you can also hear him opening for Johnny Hallyday's stadium tour.
Gérald de Palmas – Sunday 25th of March at 1.30pm in La Crosets
Well known French music god Gérald de Palmas has chose 2012 for his comeback. His first 'Best of' includes the best of his 7 albums such as J'en rêve encore (written by Jean-Jacques Goldman) and Tomber (Celine Dion translated it into Ten Days). Johnny Hallyday also recorded Gérald de Palmas' Marie. With 3 Victoires de la Musique (French music award ceremony) and 1 NRJ Music Award on his trophy shelf, Gérald de Palmas' comeback is much anticipated.
Archive – Wednesday 28th of March at 1.30pm in Avoriaz
British group Archive have been playing together since 1994 and have already released 8 albums. Their song 'You make me feel' has been used in a Levis advert. This year, Archive are back with their electro rock and trip hop sound (for which they first became known). After producing 3 songs on the Bleu Noir album of Mylène Farmer (famous French singer), Archive is back on the road touring Europe.
LYS are a French 4 piece who sing in English; they were on the same stage as Pony Pony Run Run, Philippe Katerine, and Radiohead; at both the Borderline and at the Printemps de Bourges. LYS also played regularly at the famous 93 Feet East club in London. But it's in 2011 that things really kicked off. Winners of the Warner Music competition during the Portes du Soleil's Festival des Concerts Sauvages, they got to record their first album in Warner studios. Produced by Steve Hewitt (Placebo's drummer) and Paul Corkett (producer of Bjork, Placebo, the Cure...), this album is eagerly awaited.
More acts will be announced shortly and Yodel will keep you updated! Keep an eye on the Portes du Soleil Facebook page too!