Limoux. 90 volunteers caring for Bulles Sonores this weekend

the essential Zoom today on these people in the shadows without whom the festival would not take place: the volunteers. Less numerous than usual, conditions dictate, but just as effective, the bees of the Sound Bubbles have ensured that the party, this weekend, is total. And sparkling!

They are usually 240 bustling under the three huge outdoor marquees in Flassian. A real anthill to stage this extraordinary festival for a city of 12 00 0 inhabitants.

Volunteers have voluntarily reduced the sails to 90. The reason is simple, the displacement of the festival on the side of the gymnasium of Olympia. The oldest of the group, Monique, 74, will be present during the three days. Less area to cover, less needs. In the uncertainty of still uncertain sanitary conditions, the president of the festival Christian Bigot and Pierrick Aunillon, the coordinator for Spédidam and Voix ô Pays , played the everyone’s safety and reduced budgets.

Fortunately, Olympia, which has hosted the other musical event of the year since its creation, the Limoux Brass (ex-Cuivrée Special), has remarkable acoustics. What is called the balcony, above the room, will be closed for safety. No seating positions for the Sound Bubbles, the 1 600 seat gauge in the gymnasium has been lowered to 930 for adapt better.

Festival-goers will be standing with sanitary distances to be respected. Compulsory constraints to enjoy a concert live , before the definitive return to a normal situation.

For the occasion, the headmistress of the Ruffié high school, Carole Hasslauer, lent classrooms to open dressing rooms for artists, an office for production, storage of equipment, a hairdressing salon, make-up and well-being for children. artists.

This radical change of destination in each room was operated by the volunteers. “Fortunately, the public is there. There are still places that will be sold on site by the Limoux volunteers of Voix ô Pays”, e explains Christian Bigot always happy with these moments of excitement before the kickoff of the festival, Friday evening.

In practice, the health pass is compulsory to access the two festival stages (Olympia and Place de la République) for all people over 11 years who will have to present one of these 3 documents: the QR code showing their complete vaccination schedule for at least 7 days, the QR code of a PCR or antigen test under 72 h, the QR code of a positive Covid test less than 6 months old and more than 11 days.

If you want to do an antigen test in Limoux, please note that all pharmacies will be open until Saturday 30 October to 12 h. An important clarification, from Saturday afternoon, pharmacies, even on call, will not do a test! The mask will not be compulsory inside Olympia.

Paid concerts at Olympia

Friday 29 October doors opening to 19 h 30. Sidi Wacho at 20 h 29, Java at 20 hours, Naâman at 23 h 45. Saturday 30 October doors open at 19 h 30. Fanflures Brass Band at 20 h 29, Danakil at 22 hours, Rakoon at 00time. Sunday 31 October doors open at 19 h 30. Fraïres Sawa at 20 h 29, El Gato Négro at 22 hours, Deluxe at 23 h 30.

Free stage at Place de la République

Saturday 30 October doors opening at 16 hours. To 16 h 30 Tioma, to 18 hours, Mama Godillot on sunny rhythms, African trances and island sweets. The young woman is surprising in her sounds.

On Sunday 31 October doors open at 16 time. To 16 h 30 still on Place de la République, The Doug .

Barely 20 years old, the young Clermontois has a very sensitive skin. He performs French song standards revisited. Alone with a bare guitar, he raps on Brassens’ Bad Reputation, for example . At 18 hours Öja.

Musician, composer and performer, Öja plays with styles. His varied influences, from the years 1980 to today, transport us to a unique and dancing electro-pop universe. From rock music, Öja then turned to pop and electro. It is this clever mix between Chagrin D’Amour and Dua Lipa, which gives it all its style.

Authentic and sincere, his texts cling to life experiences, appealing to our own experiences on powerful and dancing rhythms.

Ticket office. A ticket office will be open at the festival on 29, 30 and 31 October. The gauge being this year limited, it is advisable to reserve. Reservations on the site www.lesbullessonores.com Ultra-reduced prices with the Acti city card. One-day ticket 23 euros final. Three-day pass 74 euros final. Discounts are while stocks last.

Accommodation. This year the festival cannot plan a campsite to accommodate festival-goers but offers several solutions. Camping : in partnership with Homecamper, find places to pitch your tent among the inhabitants of Limoux ! Do you live in Limoux ? Open your garden and welcome festival-goers in complete safety homecamper.fr/explore/limoux. Paid motorhome area in Place d’Aude : campingcarpark.com/…/ occitanie / 00 – aude / limoux. Rental at villa Vayamundo, at 30 minutes by car from the festival : vayamundo.eu/ arrangementen- overzicht-quillan

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