Nuits Sonores begins to lift its veil

The most adventurous of urban festivals in Europe clocks up sixteen editions this year, and shows no signs of abating. On the contrary, Nuits Sonores 2018 will last for 8 days. Wow!

From 06/05 to 13/05/2018 daily.
Nuits Sonores - 69007 Lyon 7ème

Why eight days?
It's all due to a clever and blessed alignment of the planets (and public holidays). From the 6th to the 13th May, Lyon is once again all set to become the privileged setting for indie and electronic music. As for its programme, the organisers have been very hush-hush, releasing only scraps of information concerning in particular the daytime sessions (NS Days) of this edition. No less than four trailblazers have been brought together, each to concoct their very own first-rate programme: the brilliant English musician Four Tet, the priestess of French techno Jennifer Cardini, her British counterpart Paula Temple and Daniel Avery. More modern music with jazzman Kamasi Washington who'll be giving a special concert at the Lyon Auditorium on the 8th of May. This amazing American musician is the new reference in terms of futuristic swing: respectful of the Holy Scriptures of jazz, yet constantly in search of new forms. Nuits Sonores has also given the city of Amsterdam carte blanche to show that its fatherland is far more than just a flat expanse full of tulips and cigarettes that make you giggle.

As for the venues, NS2018 will be making a number of allusions to its heroic past by returning to La Piscine du Rhône, now known as the Tony Bertrand Nautical Centre (those who attended the first gigs will get goose bumps, and newcomers won't be left in the dark for much longer), as well as La Sucrière and the legendary Le Transbordeur in Villeurbanne. The NS Nights, which will be held within the vicinity of the former Fagor-Brandt factories, will have to wait. Until the 7th February in fact. We'll keep you posted.


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