France's Hottest Singers Coming to New York
Originating in the coastal town of La Rochelle in 1985, Francofolies, one of Europe’s most popular music festivals, is coming to New York for its first American rendition on Thursday, September 19th at the Beacon Theater. The star-studded concert will celebrate the music of renowned French singer Edith Piaf, one of the first French musicians to have become a household name in the US, on the 50th anniversary of her passing. In light of Piaf’s trans-Atlantic success, Francofolies New York endeavors to expose American audiences to the best of contemporary French music featuring luminaries such as: Harry Connick, Jr., Duffy, Madeleine Peyroux, Patricia Kaas, Angelique Kidjo, Alex Hepburn, Beth Ditto, Julien Clerc, Olivia Ruiz, Charles Dumont, Camélia Jordana, Jean-Louis Aubert, Zaz, Coeur de Pirate, Nolwenn Leroy, Christophe Willem and many more! Bringing plenty of “French Folie” to this side of the pond, the festival has exploded into the international music scene and draws audiences of over 100,000 to concerts over a five-day span in La Rochelle and also includes editions in Belgium, Quebec and New York.
About La Rochelle and Poitou Charentes
The city of La Rochelle, located in the region of Poitou-Charentes, is the perfect host for Francofolies with its lively night life, maritime heritage, rich gastronomy, and renowned museums. Bordering the Atlantic coast, Poitou-Charentes offers a myriad of diverse treasures off the beaten tourist track. From the otters, eels, herons and wading birds to