V and B Fest’ 2024: the first names

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Discover the first groups and artists on the bill for the next edition of the V and B fest’, which is being held in Château-Gontier sur Mayenne in August.

This Monday, January 22, the team of V and B Fest’ reveals the first names on the bill for the next edition of the event. See you in Château-Gontier sur Mayenne from August 23 to 25. The ticketing is open.

Rock in all its forms is always in the spotlight, with the pioneers of New Model Army, the excited The Hives, the punks of Bad Nerves and the energetic Nova Twins. The cream of the French scene is not forgotten, with the big return of FFF, the talented Phoenix, the incredible Slift and the Celtic rock of Celkilt. Let’s not forget electronic music with the only French date of the year from Major Lazer, as well as Irène DrĂ©sel, or even Caravan Palace. Of course, the hip hop scene is represented, internationally with Macklemore, as well as French rappers Josman and PLK.

Find all the artists announced, as well as their breakdown by day:

  • Friday August 23 : Major Lazer, Josman, Slimane, Zaho de Sagazan, FFF, Hahneration, Nova Twins…
  • Saturday August 24 : Jain, Phoenix, PLK, Irène DrĂ©sel, New Model Army, Celkilt, Slift, Colt…
  • Sunday August 25 : Macklemore, Pascal Obispo, The Hives, Caravan Palace, Julien Granel, Bad Nerves…

This will be the fourth edition of the V and B Fest’an event which immediately established itself in the region by lining up complete editions and varied posters. “The festival program is eclectic” confirms programmer Damien Jahier in an interview with the editorial staff. “It leaves room for foreign artists, (…) but the French are very present, established (…) as well as more recent. We also play our role as discoverers with a springboard.”

The editorial staff will keep you informed of the next additions to the poster, which promises to be as rich as it is surprising. In the meantime, relive the 2023 edition with our live report present in our weekly n°128.


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