Limoux. Free Sound Bubbles stage, Place de la République

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The free effervescent scene is exceptionally taking its autumn quarters, Place de la République, this weekend. Young songwriters will take part in this Off usually installed in the heart of the festival site.

Exceptionally this year, the In festival will take place on October 29, 30 and 31 indoors in the Olympia Hall, on a single stage with three concerts per evening.

“A reasonable decision on the part of the Voix ô pays association and its partners, in order to limit infrastructure costs in these uncertain times”, explain the organizers.

A second free stage, in the open air, will be set up in the city center. With two concerts per afternoon. For the first time in its history, Place de la République will host Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, the Off of the Sound Bubbles festival. Young songwriters will take over this effervescent scene usually at the heart of the festival site. Let us wish the young artists of the 2021 vintage the same success as their elders who went through the Off des Bulles Sonores a few years ago.

Here are a few that have made their way, such as Vianney, Bigflo and Oli, Brigitte… In this alternative scene offered, usually reserved for the rising, generous and stirring generation, we can hear Saturday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m., a regional discovery from the Landes, Tioma 22 years old. He sings and he raps, with his acoustic guitar. He composes on the guitar and writes his lyrics.

The real click is when Bigflo and Oli contact him. He sends them models. The duo are listening. The feedback is good. More than encouraging. Appointment is made in Toulouse, after confinement. End of July 2020: Bigflo and Oli announce to him their desire to sign him on their label, Bonne étoiles in license at Polydor.

And there the rhythm accelerates, the former physiotherapist changes his life and decides to devote himself to music. A solar, melancholic music, made of slam, rap and pop. Will follow at 6 p.m., Mama Godillot on sunny rhythms, African trances and island sweets. The young woman is surprising in her sounds.

Sunday, October 31 at 4:30 p.m. still on the Place de la République, The doug. At just 20 years old, the young Clermontois has a very sensitive touch, a little something of Bashung. He performs French song standards revisited. Alone with a bare guitar he raps on Bad reputation de Brassens for example.

At 6 p.m. Öja, a musician, composer and performer, who will take us on board in the 1980s and transport us to her dancing electropop universe. We do not forget the Fanflures Brass band who will stroll in the streets in the purest New Orleans Occitan tradition on the strokes of noon on Saturday.

Next to the festival

For its 9th edition, the Sound Bubbles festival also offers a village of wines and local products on the side of Olympia (Domaine des Trois Fontaines, Sieur d’Arques, Domaine de Fourn, Domaine La Coume Lumet), food trucks for dining (Dom pizza, Le hot or not, A tord l’haricot, Le petit plaisir).

There will be something for all tastes, pizzas, Mexican, veggie, coffee, tea… On the Place de la République, the Schmilblick club or the musical merry-go-round for all ages. The Schmilblick club is made up of old topics and other quirks. In this world, everyone improvises. Victor at the controls and on the turntables offers a musical space-time journey, to make children and adults dream and dance.