50 free concerts - JAMMING - WORKSHOP
La Roche Bluegrass Festival is 35 bands from 15 countries playing 50 free concerts on two festival stages and at various locations around the town of La Roche.
With each country incorporating its own folk traditions into their interpretation of Bluegrass music, we love the diversity of bands showcased every year at La Roche Bluegrass Festival and you will always find a good flavour of Irish, Russian, Slav, French, Italian and, of course, American music in the Bluegrass on display.
We also run a 3-day training camp in the days before the festival.
The music programmes runs from Wednesday August 1 thru Sunday August 5 in the following locations
on the main stage
Thursday & Friday from 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday from 4 pm
23 bands play full sets (45 to 75 minutes)
9 HEADLINE ACTS
from Europe and the USA
8 CONTEST BANDS
Selected finalists competing for the title
"European Band of the Year"
9 OTHER EUROPEAN ACTS
performing different styles of Bluegrass from traditional to modern, via swing, folk and rock'n'roll
9 LUNCHTIME SESSIONS
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Lunchtime stage in front of the food court
4 bands play each day
Reduced food prices for Happy Hour
Wednesday evening & Friday lunchtime
Live music around town centre
Tuesday thru Thursday before the festival
All Bluegrass instruments and vocal technique taught by US and French players and tutors.
Workshop bands open the festival