OLD PLOWS. The Breton festival of Vieilles Charrues is back this Thursday, July 13 and will last until Monday, July 17.
[Updated July 13, 2023 at 11:19 a.m.] It's the big day for the Breton Vieilles Charrues festival, which begins this Thursday, July 13, 2023, for festivities that will end on Monday. Five days of celebration and music in Carrhaix, where the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rosalia, Robbie Williams, Aya Nakamura, Blur, Soprano, Lomepal, Phoenix, Bigflo are expected
The festival, acclaimed among the favorites of the French according to our recent survey, will host a total of 73 concerts, for an edition extended to five days, compared to four in previous years.
At the same time as the revelation of the program for the 2023 edition of Les Vieilles Charrues, the organizers of the Breton festival announced that the ticket office for the event opened on Wednesday December 14, 2022, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on the Vieilles Charrues website, here.
For the price of tickets for the Vieilles Charrues festival, count from 44 euros for a 1-day ticket to 164 euros for a 4-day pass. Note that there is no 5-day pass, Monday (sold-out) being a separate pass. 4-day passes are also no longer available, as are 3-day passes. There are still 1-day passes available for Thursday and Sunday.
To prepare for your visit to the Vieilles Charrues site, here are the times for the 2023 edition of the festival:
Like every year, the Vieilles Charrues festival takes place in Carhaix, in Finistère. The address is as follows: at the dependencies of Persivien, 29270 Carhaix-Plouguer. To get there, there are several ways:
By car :
The car parks open on July 14 from 10:30 a.m. and close on Monday July 18 at noon. There are free shuttles from the mauve D car park and the Poher roundabout.
By train :
There are several bus lines to get to the Vieilles Charrues festival site: BreizhGo 29, 56 and 22.
Like several French festivals, the Vieilles Charrues use the cashless system, which allows you to pay for purchases on the site only via a bracelet containing a chip. To do this, simply create your account (here), then credit it. Note that it is possible to be reimbursed for the surplus after the festival - we advise you to put more on your bracelet so as not to have to worry about recharging it in a place where the network should be scarce.
The 2022 edition of Les Vieilles Charrues, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the festival and its return after two blank years, took place from Thursday July 14 to Sunday July 17, 2022, four days of celebration and music. For its 2023 edition, the festival organizers have made an appointment with the faithful of the Breton event (and others) over five days: from Thursday 13 to Monday 17 July 2023.