10 May 2008

Rock in Opposition 2009 announced

Rock In Opposition France Event
April 17th, 18th & 19th 2009

The first edition of the France R.I.O. Festival, held in Carmaux in 2007, confirmed the enthusiasm of a large audience, coming from all over the world to attend this event, that some have labelled "historic".

To keep away from a certain "routine" that could harm the integrity of our musical choices and to secure firm financial and artistic partnerships, we decided that the next instalment of the France R.I.O. would take place in 2009.

So, the R.I.O. now becomes a biennial event. As the preparation of such an event is time-consuming, this frequency should provide us with the distance needed to conceive a programme as demanding and innovative as the first edition.

Once again, the Rock In Opposition 2009 will be an event of international quality. It will be held in the same musical venue that proved to be the perfect setting for listeners to enjoy really innovative music in optimal conditions: the "Maison de la Musique de Cap Découverte".

With an additional feature however: a special Opening Day will also be organised in Albi.

During the Festival, specific locations will be dedicated to record labels, press representatives or any relevant "movement" showing some fighting spirit in the field of contemporary musical expression.

Specific venues will also be provided to facilitate dialogue between the musicians and the audience.

Additional activities, such as artist residences, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and installations will also be organised within the framework of the festival.

The programme will be finalised by the end of September 2008 but the "Artists" section of the website will be regularly updated in order to keep you informed of "work in progress".

Rock is a struggle, a protest against injustice, a way of resisting everything that degrades the human being and his environment… A way of building a world more like us, a world based on self- and mutual respect… With no constraints and no concessions…

More than ever, Rock has to innovate, provoke, confront… More than ever, Rock has to be in opposition…

Roger Trigaux

From: http://www.somnius.com/amn/2008/05/09/rio-2009-festival-announced/

The tentative lineup includes:

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum (USA)

Koenjihyakkei (JP)

Daevid Allen/Hugh Hopper/Chris Cutler (Aus/UK/USA)

Univers Zero (B)

Charles Hayward (UK)

Yolk (F)

Peter Brotzmann (D)


Anonymous said...

Hi there,

do you know when tickets are likely to go on sale?


Bill K. said...

Not a clue yet, unfortunately.