BAGNOLS/CÈZE Julien Clerc, Kev Adams and Joyce Jonathan, headliners of the Cèz’tivales – Objectif Gard

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Michel Cegielski, Deputy Delegate for Culture, Colette Dagani, President of the Festival Committee, and Maxime Couston, First Deputy, presented the program for the 5th edition of the Cèz’tivales. (Marie Meunier / Objective Gard)

On June 21, the 19 concerts scheduled for the music festival will mark the start of the Cèz’tivales in Bagnols-sur-Cèze. For this 5th edition, the municipality and its partners are offering more than 55 events throughout the summer. ” After two years of pandemic, the public wants to have a good time. There will be something for everyone every day“, indicates in the preamble, the first deputy, Maxime Couston.

Headlining the program, we find Julien Clerc who will be in concert at the Mont Cotton open-air theater on August 17, or Joyce Jonathan and Tibz on August 26. Comedian Kev Adams will also be performing on July 23. A total of eight performances are scheduled at Mont Cotton with also a tribute to Michel Sardou on July 13, a look-alike show by Kendji Girac, Gims, Stromae and M Pokora on July 16, “You ma gueule” a tribute to Johnny Hallyday on July 19, Coldplayed Tribute on August 22 and The Goldmen on August 27

. Bagnols-sur-Cèze, the 3rd city of Gard, must shine beyond its borders and everyone should want to come back. “, says Maxime Couston. Especially since this year, spectators will be able to enjoy entertainment from June 24 to 26, celebrating the millennium of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church. And we will take the opportunity to retrace 1,000 years of Bagnolese history. “On Friday, it’s piano and organ, the next day there will be a very impressive sound and light show and on Sunday, a work rare in France will be played, Bach’s “Four Pianos”, accompanied by the string orchestra of Nimes

“, explains Michel Cegielski, Deputy Delegate for Culture.

The theater truck “Le Vagabond” stops in August in the Rimbaud park

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New this year too, the “Jazz en Cèze” which will be held every Tuesday evening in August on the Place du Château. Open-air cinema will return to Square Marcel-Pagnol, as will “Organ Wednesdays” at the church in August and “Music Thursdays” on Place Mallet from 8:45 p.m. The Zion Garden festival will also help to liven up the city, as will the ephemeral food-truck village “Bagnols plage” in Rimbaud park. Park which will also be occupied in August by the theater truck “Le Vagabond” which has planned shows for young audiences and café-theatre for adults.

“Le Vagabond” is a semi-trailer that turns into a traveling theater. With all the comforts of a real theatre. (DR)

From July, Place Mallet will take on the appearance of a holiday. The municipality will set up a kiosk there run by two young seasonal employees to inform residents and visitors. Their mission will also be to animate the square and provide deckchairs and tables for those who would like to take advantage of the coolness of the fountain.

Seventeen mares and their free-ranging foals will parade through the streets on July 3

The weekly Wednesday market, too, will be animated by the Pena del Fuego. Two violinists will also play during two markets, before their performance in the surrounding cellars. The festival committee, a faithful partner of the Cèz’tivales, will organize several events on the weekend of July 2 and 3. On Saturday, there will be an outdoor lotto, a belote contest and a bodega evening. The next day, the Camargue day takes place with the parade of 17 mares and their foals in the streets at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Two bullfighting pool sessions will take place just after at Parc Rimbaud. The weekend before, the festival committee and the association of student nurses O2 will make the “Color sur Cèze”.

Also note in your diaries, the foam party on July 14 at Place Jean-Jaurès and the two karaoke sessions on June 29 at Posterlon and August 12 at Place du Château. The Cèz’tivales will end in September with the votive festival. In the meantime, the first assistant should announce other activities which should delight aficionados and enthusiasts of bullfighting culture.

Mary Meunier

The complete program of the Cèz’tivales will be unveiled on the website of the town hall of Bagnols-sur-Cèze during the course of next week. It will also be available at the kiosk set up on Place Mallet and in shops. All residents will also receive it in their mailbox.

The Mont Cotton concerts on July 13, 16, 22 and August 27 will be free. The Johnny Hallyday tribute concert is €15 for adults and free for children under 12. It will take 20 € for a seat to attend the Kev Adams show (15 € for children under 12), 30 € to see Julien Clerc (free for children under 12), 15 € for Joyce Jonathan and Tibz (free for under 12), and €15 for Les Goldmen (free for children under 12). Paid tickets can be reserved online from next week on Weezevent, then on La Fnac, Ticketmaster and BilletReduc.

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BAGNOLS/CÈZE Julien Clerc, Kev Adams and Joyce Jonathan, headliners of the Cèz’tivales – Objectif Gard

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