The history of Musilac, a pop-rock festival of enthusiasts
This is the story of Rémi Perrier and Roland Zennaro, two friends who have been in the show forever. Working both near Lake Bourget, they had in mind to organize an international festival on the esplanade. The bet was not won but with the support of the mayor of Aix-les-Bains, they created Musilac, which became a milestone event on the pop-rock scene.
Rémi and Roland already at the head of production companies, have surrounded themselves with strong artistic teams and more and more partners wishing to cultivate exchange and sharing. And since its creation in 2002, Musilac continues to innovate well beyond its musical programming.
Nothing stops them when it comes to offering companies to make a donation by buying VIP seats to provide privileged access for people with disabilities. No scruples either to propose to the public to become a sponsor of young talents of the region or to participate in other actions of general interest, the protection of the environment. With a strong will to share culture without elitism, Musilac shines today with all its fires and values the image of the Pays de Savoie.
Internationally renowned artists in concert in Aix les Bains
In 2002, Musilac made his weapons with 2 days of festival. A weekend in July that still attracted Indochina, Black Desire and Superbus on Lake Bourget! Following the success of this first edition, the festival was held on 3 consecutive days the following year and 4 days in 2007. Today, Musilac ignites the esplanade of the lake and the region for 5 days.
The variety of programming impresses and it would be impossible to name all the big names of the French and international scene become muslimaciens. From Jean-Louis Aubert to The Cure, from Bernard Lavilliers to Peter Gabriel, from Elton John to Lenny Kravitz, from Vanessa Paradis to Depeche Mode ...
Since 2015, the festival has offered a "Before" downtown or the green theater to increase the sharing with a wide audience and promote artists in the making.
In 2019, three venues hosted the concerts: the Korner, the Mountain Stage and the Lake Scene. It must be said that the program of the most eclectic presented 51 groups and artists among whom - as usual at Musilac - old people and young shoots of all styles - Boulevard des Airs, Jared Leto, Lou Doillon, Hyphen Hyphen , George Ezra, Kimberose, Macklemore, Dionysus, Clara Luciani, Graham Nash, Ferdinand Franz, I am, Taxi Therapy, Jain, Scorpions and Shaka Ponk.
Meet at the Musilac in July in Aix les Bains
Musilac is the festive rendezvous of the summer in Rhône-Alpes, always close to July 14 with a weekend included.
Sometimes from Wednesday to Sunday including National Day as in 2019 (from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 July); sometimes from Thursday to Monday, national holiday eve as in 2015 (from Thursday 9 to Monday 13 July). The official dates of the 2020 festival are not yet published ... In your calendars!
If you are planning a sunny holiday at the foot of the mountains, you might enjoy strolling the streets of Aix-les-Bains during the "Before" or spend a crazy evening in front of one of the scenes. Given the variety of musical programming each year, it's a safe bet that your teens could go to other Musilac concerts. If you have not yet thought about your 2020 holidays, it's time to discover the apartments and villas for summer rental at Barnes Mont-Blanc. Music buffs, you could organize your stay with family or friends around Musilac!