Celebrate openness, encounters, exchanges and the family atmosphere, all in the open air. Here is the objective that the Festival de la Côte d’Opale has set itself for this 2023 edition. From July 6 to 11, the FCO once again celebrates the thousand colors of French song in all its diversity with three headliners: Louise Attack, Matt Pokora and Benjamin Biolay.
The previous edition of the Côte d’Opale festival marked a record attendance with nearly 15,000 spectators who came to wiggle their hips on the Eperon site. A record made possible by the large capacity offered by an outdoor stage. “We cultivate this trend with a festival almost anchored in the port area,” explains Mireille Hingrez-Céréda, 1st deputy and vice-president in charge of culture at the CaB. “It is important to get together and highlight this family atmosphere with a large audience, to meet and offer access to culture for everyone and especially for young people who do not always have the culture of the festival”.
“The festival is also the desire to promote regional talent” insists Thérèse Guilbert, president of the FCO. “An educational component with young people educated in the Boulonnais and its music schools has also been set up. An opening also symbolized with a policy of preferential rates (€25 for outdoor concerts on the site of the Spur) offered to under 18s and holders of culture passes.
Louise Attack July 6
The return ! To celebrate its 25th anniversary in good and due form, what could be better than going back on stage and rubbing shoulders with the vibrations of the public? Louise (ra)attacks a 2023 tour and will take the public from the Spur to the wind.
Louise Attack and 1time party Thursday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m. – doors open at 7 p.m. Spur site – Thurot quay 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Open air seated / standing, free placement. Presale price: €35 + FDL / two-evening pass €60 + FDL / reduced price (under 18s and culture pass): €25 + FDL
Matt Pokora July 7
Matt Pokora is also celebrating an anniversary with 20 years of career and a show that promises to be spectacular. This artist likes to surprise his fans and announces a meeting in Boulogne against a backdrop of techno-futuristic scenography and breathtaking special effects.
The DNA of the festival has always been to promote local artists. This is still the case this year with Durhiel, who will open for Matt Pokora. This author, composer and performer draws on his African heritage, rumba and electro house to offer the public a new face of urban music.
Matt Pokora + Durhiel Friday July 7, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. – doors open at 7 p.m. Eperon site – Thurot quay. Open air seated / standing, free placement. Presale price: €35 + FDL / pass for two evenings: €60 + FDL / reduced price (under 18s and culture pass): €25 + FDL.
Benjamin Biolay July 8
After the triumph of his Grand Prix tour, Benjamin Biolay returns to the festival with his 10e album called Saint-Clair. Captivating melodies and rock sounds await you.
Pierre de Maere
French-speaking revelation of the year at the Victoires de la Musique, Pierre de Maere, whom the Boulonnais were able to discover on the satellite stage at the Poulpaphone last summer, is invited to the Festival de la Côte d’Opale with his album “Regarde me” and continues its meteoric rise.
Marie-Flore is a real UFO. Author, composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, Marie-Flore surfs on the pop tone with a very particular timbre of voice. A whole poem in a single artist.
Benjamin Biolay, Pierre de Maere, Marie-Flore. Saturday July 8, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – doors open at 6:30 p.m. Eperon site – Thurot quay. Open air seated / standing, free placement. Presale price: €35 + FDL / pass for two evenings: €60 + FDL / reduced price (under 18s and culture pass): €25 + FDL.
Josman on July 9
With Josman, the festival celebrates urban music. A key figure on the French rap scene, Josman is a real gem, impactful in his texts and his creative process. Chance has no place with him.
Caballero & Jeanjass
Quirky texts and frenzied show. This is what Caballero & Jeanjass offers you, accompanied by DJ Eskondo for a new season of High Fines Herbes.
She is the feminine touch of urban music that the festival wanted. Chilla offers a dance mixing rap, trap and R&B with hard-hitting melodies.
Josman, Caballero & Jeanjass, Chilla. Sunday July 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – doors open at 6:30 p.m. Eperon site – Thurot quay. Open air seated / standing, free placement. Presale price: €35 + FDL / pass for two evenings: €60 + FDL / reduced price (under 18s and culture pass): €25 + FDL.
FCO – Louise Attaque, Matt Pokora and Benjamin Biolay on the bill!