A “Bagpipe Festival” replaces the Lorient Interceltic Festival

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If the 50e edition of the festival has been postponed to 2021, on August 8, a unique evening will see the most prestigious Bretons bagadou compete.

A Scottish pipe band during the Grand Parade of the 47th Interceltic Festival, in 2017.
A Scottish pipe band during the Grand Parade of the 47th Interceltic Festival, in 2017. Roignant / ANDBZ / ABACAPRESS.COM

This is a consolation prize for Celtic music lovers. Of course, the health crisis got the better of the 50e edition of the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, which was to take place from August 7 to 16. But this does not mean that no bagad – traditional Breton music group – will parade in the port city. August 8 will be held at the Moustoir stadium “Bagpipes Festival 2020», A unique concert.

This event will fill at least a little the “big voidAccording to the organizers by this aborted anniversary edition. “We have decided to organize a unique concert to remind that the FIL is still there and that we are working with energy, determination and enthusiasm to make the celebration of the 50 years of the Festival in 2021 a great celebration.», They explain.

Four bagadou will follow one another on the lawn of the Moustoir: Bagad Quimper, the most successful in Brittany, Cap Caval, the one that has won most of the championships for ten years, the Bagad Ronsed Mor from Locoal Mendon and the Bagad from Lorient , which will therefore play at home.

Recreate the emulation

What to recreate during “more than two hours»The emulation felt at each edition of the Interceltic Festival, when the time comes to award the title of first bagad in Brittany. For years, the event has hosted the summer final of this competition.

«We are offering carte blanche for a big party, and a reminder of the origins of the FIL, the arrival of the bagadou championship in Lorient in 1971», Announce the organizers. A “big party», As a preamble to the long-awaited edition of the half-century: the Interceltique Festival will celebrate the year of Brittany and its 50 years from August 6 to 15, 2021.

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