Every week, La dépêche du Midi offers you its selection of unmissable outings and shows in the Tarn. Concerts, exhibitions, festivals… Good deals to consume without moderation.
Artetango Festival: in Albi the tango is at the party
The 14th edition of the Artetango festival is slowly approaching. From August 24 to 28, this unmissable meeting of Argentine tango will take place at the Pratgraussals hall. Through its varied program, unveiling great orchestras, musicians and dancers, this festival encompasses the culture of tango in its entirety and allows you to discover its incredible diversity.
The highlights of the festival are the ball-concerts on August 25 and 27, which mark the arrival of the Italians Ruben Peloni y Cuartet Pichuco; as well as Argentinians from Quinteto Tango Spleen. Artetango reinvents itself every year to best convey all the ardor and warmth of this culture that has crossed the Atlantic. One thing is certain, whether you are aficionado or simply curious, it is difficult not to get carried away by the Argentinian fever.
Rouffiac, paradise for pin-ups and American cars
The “American Night and Day” festival opens its doors on Saturday August 27 for two days of celebration around American vintage cars. In a rock’n’roll atmosphere, with America in the 1950s as a backdrop, “American Night and Day” is a well-established formula.
After two years of absence, this 9th edition did not do things by halves. The program announces 7 free concerts, over two days and two different stages! At the top of the bill, discover in particular the Spunyboys and their controlled rockabilly. But there will also be burlesque pole dancing, a pin-up parade, a burn show… In short, this weekend, Rouffiac is likely to vibrate.
Loupiac. Jean-Luc Favéro exhibits his “Ultra Nature”
Drawing, painting, sculpture… The work of Jean-luc Favéro seems to be entirely traversed by the same breath: the living. This new installation is no exception, and nature remains at the heart of its gesture. It is in an extraordinary place, a majestic red brick cellar, that he opens the doors of his new exhibition: “Ultra Nature”. Classic of his work, it brings together a series of notebooks of mineral and plant landscapes, animal drawings in white pastel and a metal bas-relief.
The opening takes place on Friday, August 26, at 6 p.m. The exhibition then remains open every day until September 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Urban Festival”: urban culture unfolds in Albigensians
From August 24 to 28, young and old can enjoy five days dedicated to urban culture. For its 22nd edition, the Urban Festival is spreading across the city and offering breathtaking artistic and sporting experiences. Each year, nearly 10,000 visitors come to celebrate “street culture” in the heart of the episcopal city.
Music, graffiti, basketball, urban dances, rap, theatre, skateboarding, BMX… There will be something for everyone. In particular, it will be possible to discover urban dances, with many shows and wanderings in the streets. Highlights of the event, the BMX and skate initiations and contests attract many enthusiasts. It is also a grandiose spectacle that the BMX course offers us every year, at the foot of the Cathedral.
“Wild bathing”, musical epic on the banks of the Tarn
A look back at the daring program of Baignade Sauvage, a festival of musical curiosities and other sound strangeness which is entering its 2nd edition. From Thursday August 25 to Sunday August 28, he settles along the Tarn, in the green valley between Saint-Juéry and Ambialet.
Through four days of roaming, along the water, he invites us to astonishing musical encounters. Always in remarkable places in the valley. “Exceptional, adventurous and unclassifiable music”: the Baignade Sauvage festival wants to share music in all its forms. He defends free, unclassifiable, protean music. Guest artists come from all over Europe to share their sonic explorations.