Every summer in tandem with Paris Plage, the ephemeral operation that sees banks of the Seine and the Canal de l'Ourq transformed into beachside "resorts", the city of Paris and music store FNAC puts on a series of free concerts.
Online PR News – 22-July-2011 – – Every summer in tandem with Paris Plage, the ephemeral operation that sees banks of the Seine and the Canal de l'Ourq transformed into beachside "resorts", the city of Paris and music store FNAC puts on a series of free concerts. This year, to the disappointment of some, the program has been whittled down to only four evenings, but it's still a great occasion to soak up some live music -- all for free.
For an entire month, the right bank of the Seine is transformed into a long, sandy beach, with lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas, activities (especially for kids), and even public art and fountains. It's an extremely popular place to be—and not just on sweltering weekends. This year, there's a "green" spin on the plage, with recyclable materials used to build wooden decks and cabins along the river's banks.
In 2011, the FNACLive Festival takes place on the Parvis de l'Hotel de Ville just outside Paris City Hall (Metro: Hotel de Ville) on July 21, 23 and 24 July from 6:30 pm to 11 pm and on July 22 from 7:30 pm to midnight. Headlining acts this year include Moriarty and Catherine Ringer, a cult star in France who gained fame for being half of quirky pop-rock duo Les Rita Mitsouko.
Paris Plages 2011 will be open daily between July 21st to August 21st, from 8:00 a.m. to midnight. In 2011, Paris Plages has three main locations: on the square in front of City Hall (Hotel de Ville), along the right banks of the Seine river on the Georges Pompidou Expressway, and along the Quai de la Villette in northeastern Paris
Below is the 2011 program:
Thursday July 21st - starting at 6:00 pm
Antoine LéonPaul, Nadeah, Mamani Keita, Asaf Avidan & the Mojos, Moriarty, and AaRON
Friday July 22nd: Electro Soiree - from 7:00 pm to midnight
Owlle, Loane, Nasser, Chilly Gonzales, Cascadeur, and Christophe
Saturday July 23rd: Paris, Rebelles (Focus on Women Artists) - From 7pm to 11pm
Luce, Lisa Portelli, Oh La La!, Zaza Fournier, Brigitte, Mademoiselle K
Sunday July 24th: Paris Rocks - from 6pm-11pm
Da Brasilians, Bertrand Belin, Cyril Mokaiesh, Selah Sue, Florent Marchet, Catherine Ringer
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