Le Printemps de Bourges nominated for the Festival Awards Europe

Le Printemps de Bourges nominated in the categories "Best Major European Festival" and "Best Indoor Festival".

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Von Pariahs, winner of the first Printemps de Bourges Découvertes 2012 Award, will perform in 3 international events !

As part of the partnerships set up by Le Printemps de Bourges Festival with international festivals, VON PARIAHS, winner of the first Printemps de Bourges Découvertes 2012 Award, will be invited to perform in three essential events : Sziget Festival, Berlin Music Week and MaMA Festival, Paris !

Get ready to discover Von Pariahs :

August 6th – Sziget Festival, Budapest/Hungary @ Ile Obudai
September 7th – Berlin Music Week, Berlin/Germany @ Karrera Klub at Magnet club
Octobre 25th – MaMA Festival, Paris/France @ La Boule Noire

From August 6th to 13th, 2012
Acclaimed by the international public (400 000 spectators) for its eclecticism and its atmosphere, recently awarded “Best festival in Europe” by the “European Music Awards” committee, Sziget Festival will celebrate this year its twentieth birthday. With an amazing line-up on almost thirty stages and a lot of diverse activities (street theater, dance lessons, outdoor movie theaters, bungee jumping, mud wrestling, a chocolate swimming pool, an important tent village, etc.) Sziget Festival is universally acknowledged as the biggest music festival to take place on European soil and a gigantic open-air party. The party never stops and there's something in it for every one!

From September 5th to 9th, 2012
Berlin is the most important and diverse musical location in Germany and the Berlin Music Week will use this year's edition to reinvent itself once again. Showcases, matchmaking, receptions, delegate lunches, speed meetings in pedalo boats and cross golf throughout the city… On the occasion of the event “Paris-Berlin Tandem : 25 years in Paris and Berlin”, the Berlin Music Week will put a special emphasis on the Parisian scene…

Octobre 25 & 26, 2012
On October 25 and 26, MaMA welcomes french and international music industry professionals for 48 hours of meetings, 80 concerts, 30 conferences, debates and workshops, 120 influential speakers, speed-meetings, professional aperitifs… Exchanges and opportunities are in abundance, and so is fun: MaMA proposes 80 concerts in 20 unique venues in Montmartre and Pigalle, Paris' red-light district. Concerts will take place at la Cigale, la Boule Noire, les Trois Baudets, le Bus Palladium, le Divan du Monde, le Centre Musical FGO-Barbara, la Machine du Moulin Rouge, le Backstage at O'Sullivans By The Mill, le "R"ouge Pigalle… and in many unusual venues (pubs, art gallery, theatre, cabaret…) to discover for free the artists of our own “Live in Montmartre”.


Monte le Son! Spécial Printemps de Bourges

Ne manquez pas mercredi 2 mai l'émission de France 4 "Monte le Son!" spécial Printemps de Bourges. Dès 23h25 revivez les meilleurs moments avec des interviews, des sessions acoustiques, des lives et les coulisses du festival!


Prix Découvertes, et le gagnant est ...

Félicitations à Von Pariahs qui remporte le premier prix Découvertes du Printemps de Bourges, et à Christine and The Queens coup de coeur du jury.

Félicitations aussi à toutes les Découvertes qui nous ont offerts de très beaux moments tout au long du festival.


Thank you all!


The Printemps de Bourges would like to thank all of you who shared this 2012 edition with us.

Check more pictures and videos on our website.

See you next year, April 23rd - 28th for le Printemps de Bourges 2013.

2012 Live Pictures

Web TV


Check the videos of Printemps de Bourges Revelations here!

The videos of Printemps de Bourges Revelations 2012 are available on Réseau Printemps' website!

Video clips here


New ! The Printemps de Bourges Revelations awards

Le Printemps de   Bourges presents each year 32 bands labelled Printemps de Bourges Revelations, playing at the 22 from Wednesday to Saturday nights. Many of them continue brilliant careers.


This year, Le Printemps de Bourges, willing to give more importance to the artistic talents of these Revelations, created two awards the   “Printemps de   Bourges Revelations award” and the   “Jury's favourite pick” 

The winner of the Printemps de Bourges Revelations award will take part to different main international festivals ; the  Sziget Festival in August in Budapest, the Berlin Music Week in September, the MaMa in October in Paris and, of course, the Printemps de Bourges 2013 !

The winner of the Jury's favourite pick will be part of the official schedule pf the Printemps de Bourges.



The Printemps de Bourges website has been made by FluxBinaire


Le Printemps de Bourges is pleased to collaborate for the 11th consecutive edition with the FluxBinaire company, made up of Antoine Guilly and Emile Ricard, who have made the website of this new edition.

These two graduated from a professional degree in "Services and Technologies of Information and Communication " have been offering their technical competences as well as their creative mind to the festival for years. 

FluxBinaire website


The logo of Le Printemps has been made by Roland Lecouteux et Pierre Soppelsa


The new logo of le Printemps de Bourges 2012 is the result of two creative persons, Pierre Soppelsa illustrator and Roland Lecouteux artistic director, for the benefice of the Ciné Culture agency.
By drawing their inspiration from a glamourous/ quirky universe, they have created a custom-built atmosphere and logo for the 2012's Printemps de Bourges.

Ciné Culture website