Dave Rowntree, the drummer from the legendary UK band Blur is on the line up to play at Les Hivernales, the winter rock and beat festival which begins in Nyon on the 27th February. Every year this four day festival goes from strength to strength. The festival itself is spread across various indoor venues in the town: The Salle Commuale, the Usine a Gaz, La Parenthèse, L’After, Cactus Jack, Quai 23, Le Saint-Jean, The Mumbai Bar and the Villa Niedermayer. Some venues have free entry other are paid. Tickets can bought either for one particular performance or for an entire’s evening worth of music. It’s a great opportunity for music lovers to get down and party during the cold winter months!
In addition to Dave Rowntree from Blur on the line up, is British band “The 1975″. Here is an extract from the Les Hivernales site about this Manchester band.
” The 1975 quartet offer an art-pop/indie-rock splashed with a groove often compared to U2, Phoenix and M83. “Music for Cars” released in March 2013 gave them mainstream success when the single Chocolate raced up the UK singles charts to number 19 giving them two singles to have been placed in the top 40. They inflamed the public at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival before leaving the stage to rock legends The Rolling Stones and played support to Two Door Cinema Club. The 1975 is now one of the hottest British bands around, cited as bringing a new generation of guitar based indie-rock to the international stage. Following the success of their first album released in November 2013 their 2014 UK tour is already sold out and they will be playing only one concert in Swiss Romandie at Les Hivernales”.
Photo above – Dave Rowntree; courtesy Les Hivernales.
Photo above – UK band Foreign Beggars, photo below – Welsh singer Cate Le Bon who will be playing on Friday February 28th at La Parenthèse. Both photos; courtesy Les Hivermales.