Printemps de Bourges

Le Printemps de Bourges is an annual music festival that is held in Bourges, France, over the course of five days.[1] It is now a major event in France and Europe.

Printemps de Bourges
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Printemps de Bourges, 2019
GenreElectronic music, etc.
Location(s)Bourges, France
Years active1977–present


The festival was created in 1977 (by Daniel Colling [fr], Alain Meilland [fr], and Maurice Frot [fr]). With its span of 35 years, its history reflects musical trends and evolution over time. Every springtime, thousands of spectators come from all parts of France and foreign countries to see an eclectic variety of concerts. The festival encompasses some 60 shows, with over 200 artists on 13 stages within a week; these shows represent diverse genres, and both well-known artists and young musical talents. The ever-growing public is composed primarily of young people (91% are under 35), and over 200,000 people attend the festival each year. Music professionals (over 600 each year) are present to recruit new talents. The festival also attracts media professionals (press, TV, radio), numbering over 500 each year. A parallel festival is hosted in the city, called Les Découvertes du Printemps de Bourges; its aim is to showcase the talents of new artists. Many bars and restaurants also host a multitude of gigs through a partnership with le Printemps de Bourges.[2]

COVID-19 pandemicEdit

On 13 March 2020, the festival announced that the 2020 edition of the festival would be cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

The 2021 edition was rescheduled from April to June, and events were greatly cut back, to comply with public health restrictions.

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  1. ^ [1] Archived January 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Bourges - Printemps de Bourges". Retrieved 2014-05-23.
  3. ^ "Coronavirus : le festival Le Printemps de Bourges est annulé". Le Figaro. 2020-03-13. Retrieved 2020-04-13. Le festival Le Printemps du Bourges 2020 est désormais annulé, ont annoncé les organisateurs vendredi 13 mars. Cette décision fait suite aux mesures annoncées par le gouvernement d'interdire les rassemblements de plus de 100 personnes dans le cadre des préventions contre le coronavirus.

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