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Vive La France! 2012 feat. Polarsets (Kitsune), College, Air Bag One, JD the DJ (Les Inrocks)

Thursday 26th January 2012

Polarsets (Kitsune), College, Air Bag One, JD the DJ (Les Inrocks)

At The Hope & Ruin

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £5 / £6

Vive La France! 2012 and Les Inrocks present…

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.

We get the festivities underway at The Hope with an explosive evening of indie and alt-pop curated by Les Inrockuptibles.

Opening things up will be charismatic indie-pop trio Air Bag One, bringing their effervescent live show into play. This lot have already come a long way since they began jamming Wombats tunes in the Parisian Suburbs, and are the perfect act to kick off this showcase.

Next up are College. Anyone who’s seen the brilliant ‘Drive’ might just be familiar with this artist, whose track ‘A Real Hero’ graced its end titles. Influenced by artists such as Aphex Twin and Jeff Mills and having collaborated with Anoraak, he’s every bit as cool as the aforementioned film, his incredible electronic sounds proving even more immersive live.

Finally, having already picked up prestigious slots alongside the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and released their music through legendary French label Kitsune, three-piece Polarsets (French Connection) will be joining us for a special performance. Describing themselves as ‘playful and melodic’ they’re being tipped for very big things.

Plus, the influential JD The DJ, co-founder and music editor of Los Inrockuptibles, will be accompanying the live acts with one of his much-anticipated DJ sets.