FolkWorld #49 11/2012
© Festival Interceltique de Lorient

Festival Interceltique de Lorient

FW#6, #16, #42

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Year of Acadia

42nd Festival Interceltique de Lorient, 3 - 12 August 2012.

Dominique Dupuis & Dan Ar Braz

Dominique Dupuis @ FolkWorld: FW#38 |

Dan Ar Braz @ FolkWorld: FW#38 |

The 42nd Lorient Interceltic Festival ended Sunday evening. 650,000 festival goers answered our invitation to celebrate the biggest gathering of contemporary Celt cultures.

The year of Acadia (this year's guest of honor) was highly successful. The delegation – who came with about 150 artists – welcomed about 10,000 visitor's each day in their pavilion – designed especially for this year's festival.

Several illustrious guests from the political and economical spheres of New Brunswick came to Lorient in order to create long lasting connections with Brittany.

  • 650,000 festival goers – 95,000 tickets edited
  • 60,000 spectators during the Big Parade of Celtic Nations
  • 100,000 festival goers in Lorient during the first week end
  • 4,000 spectators at Buena Vista Social Club's concert
  • 1,500 spectators at Moriarty's concert
  • 4,000 spectators at the Great Night of Acadia
  • 3,500 spectators at the Bagad de Lann Bihoué's 60th Anniversary with Alain Souchon
  • 5,000 spectators at the Nuit du Port "Celebration" with Dan Ar Braz
  • 7 original artistic creations

Asturias will be the festival's guest of honour from August 2nd to 11th 2013 for the third time in the festival's history – last times being in 2003 and 1998.

Photo Credits: (1) Logo (by Festival Interceltique de Lorient); (2) Dominique Dupuis & Dan Ar Braz (by Michel Renac); (3) Nuit Interceltique (by Bernard Thomas).

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