Printemps de Bourges 2022

April 19–24 2022
Action WBM
Bourges (FR)

Artists from Wallonia
and Brussels

Roméo Elvis

Roméo Johnny Elvis Kiki Van Laeken, (born 13 December 1992), better known by his stage name Roméo Elvis, is a Belgian rapper and hip hop artist.

His career began with the release of two EPs in 2013 and 2014, titled Bruxelles c'est devenu la jungle and Famille nombreuse. In 2016, his album EP Morale was released. In 2017 and 2018, two more albums were released: Morale 2 and his reissue Morale 2 luxe (released from his collaboration with producer Le Motel). He has close connections with Belgian band L'Or du Commun, duo Caballero & JeanJass, and French rapper Lomepal.

Glauque
Glauque

Glauque are not the first band attempting to blur the frontiers between electronic music and hip-hop, and doing so with a French-speaking voice. Many contemporary artists in France and Belgium have chosen these two genres to make music and express themselves, and some of them have even had great chart success. Glauque do their own thing, though. It’s perceivable in their keen sense of aesthetics, in their poetic lyrics and of course in their music itself, which is dark and tender, intimate and rebellious, atmospheric and striking.

ML
ML

ML, deux lettres, deux initiales pour Maria-Laetitia Mattern, l’un des piliers de Sonnfjord, trio de pop rythmée qu’elle monta avec son frère Aurelio Mattern, et un de leurs amis, Francois de Moffarts, dans leur ville natale, Bruxelles. Mais voilà, Maria-Laetitia, qui pourtant exècre le changement, avait besoin d’un nouveau souffle, de dire son moi le plus profond. Exit l’anglais des textes de Sonnfjord, place au français sur un premier EP solo. Comme une volonté de dire, enfin, l’intimité des doutes et des tourments dans sa langue maternelle. « Quand j’ai commencé à écrire en français j’alignais les métaphores. Puis jai précisé mon propos. Maintenant j’essaye d’écrire ce que je pense, pas de la manière la plus directe possible mais de façon assez simple. » Une simplicité toute en poésie, tournée avec acuité et sens de la mélodie. ML décoche des morceaux comme autant de flèches en plein cœur.

Professional Activities

For this new edition of Le Printemps de Bourges and in association with the Brussels-based venue Le Botanique, we will once again be partners of the festival and on site with professionals from Wallonia and Brussels.

The following professionals have been supported for this event : Sami Dali (Skinfama), Yamila Rios, Laetitia Van Hove (Five Oh), Jean-Baptise Goubard (Luik Agency), Lucille Beauvais (UneFois), N'Faly Kouyaté, Yasmina Hmamou (Dear.Deer Records), Luca Pharand (Dé-Tour), Maximilien Lhussier (Odessa), Florent Le Duc (Francofaune), Bénédicte Ehx (SuperKarma).

Professional Activities

For this new edition of Le Printemps de Bourges and in association with the Brussels-based venue Le Botanique, we will once again be partners of the festival and on site with professionals from Wallonia and Brussels.

The following professionals have been supported for this event : Sami Dali (Skinfama), Yamila Rios, Laetitia Van Hove (Five Oh), Jean-Baptise Goubard (Luik Agency), Lucille Beauvais (UneFois), N'Faly Kouyaté, Yasmina Hmamou (Dear.Deer Records), Luca Pharand (Dé-Tour), Maximilien Lhussier (Odessa), Florent Le Duc (Francofaune), Bénédicte Ehx (SuperKarma).

Printemps de Bourges

Each year, the Spring Music Festival makes the music headlines for since its creation in 1977 it has become a major event not only in France but throughout the rest of Europe, too. This Festival is a mirror which reflects the tumultuous epic of musical trends and changes, a unique laboratory where, during the past two decades, French music has undergone vast transformation, families have divided, rock has made a triumphant entrance. Its power is hegemonic and its influence regenerating.