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Vive La France! 2012 feat. Francois & the Atlas Mountains, Mesparrow, Les Zuts (French Connection)

Thursday 26th January 2012

Francois & the Atlas Mountains, Mesparrow, Les Zuts

At The Green Door Store

Doors 7:00 pm

Price Free / Gratuit

Vive La France! 2012 presents…

Between the 26th – 28th January 2012, Melting Vinyl, in association with Bureau Export, welcomes to Brighton an impressive collection of French artists and labels for the fourth annual Vive la France! Festival. Making its home in the bohemian and cosmopolitan North Laines, four venues will provide outlets for an eclectic mix of explosive Electro-Pop, enchanting Chanson, ever popular performances from local French artists under the ‘French Connection’ banner as well as a hearty dose of French-infused World Music, Hip Hop, and Cinema; all guaranteed to impress both connoisseurs and newcomers to the scene.

We are also delighted announce that Vive La France! 2012 will be brought to you in association with 5 cultural taste-makers: The Line of Best Fit, French Radio London, Les Inrockuptibles, Plateau & Mange Tout.

At The Green Door Store, part of VLF! for the first time, things will be a bit more chilled. First off, Brighton’s own Les Zuts will be making their third consecutive appearance at Vive La France!, bringing their laid-back Chanson stylings back to the festival as part of the ‘French Connection’ initiative, which features Brighton-based acts with French members.

Following them will be Mesparrow. Having drawn influence from artists as diverse as PJ Harvey, Laurie Anderson and Billie Holiday, this remarkable performer has carved out a truly impressive niche for herself, her mesmerizing live shows part celebration and part confessional.

In the headline slot are Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains, who set out their alt-pop stall somewhere between the sunnily feel-good and the wistfully melancholy, drawing eclectic influences from chanson, indie, African and Middle Eastern sounds. The first French band ever to sign to Domino Records, they’ve been receiving much acclaim across the channel, and the UK looks sure to follow suit.