Le Printemps de Bourges - Next edition from April 23rd to 28th 2013

Le Printemps de Bourges Credit Mutuel Revelations

Le Printemps de Bourges Credit Mutuel Revelations

The thirty names of the 2012 Découvertes of Printemps du Bourges may not all be unknown to you. Internet is the agora that all guitarists and lyricists have dreamt about in their garage or in their basement. But even if a certain buzz has been able to make it all the way to you, in Bourges and only in Bourges, will you be able to see such a rich lineup of groups on their way to a professional music career.

For the twenty seventh time, a generation of emerging artists will perform under the watchful eyes of concert hall programmers, record label artistic directors, journalists and the most passionate of fans. They all understand how decisive this event could be: as this years Printemps sees the return of Zebda (Découvertes in 1990) as well as Skip the Use (Découverte 2010) and Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains (Découverte 2011). Before them there were the Têtes Raides, Paris Combo, Jeanne Cherhal, Cocoon, Nosfell, Amélie les Crayons, Hocus Pocus, Anaïs, Gojira, Chapelier Fou, L, Chinese Man, Beat Torrent, The Bewitched Hands...

For several years the Printemps Network has received entries by way of the internet (over 3800 in 2012!), and groups are then chosen on stage by a unique network of regional satellites that explore all genres - rock, French song, electro, hip hop... our initiative is still the most efficient and successful, in a time where a plethora of other organizations spring up in order to promote the emergence of new groups, all while following our lead.

Yet, we want to continue to invent and innovate. Credit Mutuel contributes this year by becoming the principal partner of the Printemps network. As we know how hard it is for a young group to get in touch with their fan base, we have programmed an outdoor stage, the Crédit Mutuel Stage, where you will see some of the most promising Découvertes over the last several years, and other artistes that have been discovered by the Réseau Printemps - twelve new names to discover...

D. C.

Le Printemps de Bourges Credit Mutuel 2012 Revelations