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Festival Preview: Vieilles Charrues

What started as a humble French fete has become a leading international festival, but this Gallic event has not forgotten its roots.

Written by Cari Steel

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Today we are going to be popping over the channel in our search for the finest music festivals of the summer. In our bid to find an eclectic, look inspired and enticing line-up we find ourselves at the doorstep of what is regarded as Glastonbury's Gallic cousin. A worthy title for sure, mind but deservedly so; having gone from being a tiny local get-together - when it was first held in 1992, les Vieilles Charrues was more village fete then international music hub- it has become France's most frequented music festival, with over 200,000 expected to attend this year.

Held every year in the town of Carhaix in western Brittany, the festival also serves as a convenient base to explore the spectacular coastline (think… read more

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