Music Festival 2022: What to do in Toulouse?

No giant concert on the Place du Capitole for this 36th edition of the Fête de la Musique. But don’t worry, the music will be there in the streets of Toulouse! Many indoor and outdoor events, for all musical styles and in all moods, are announced everywhere in the Pink City. To guide your steps, we have concocted a small selection for you.

Hyl ignites La Roseraie

Hyl (alias Yoann) rocks his unfiltered rap. The young man from Toulouse has banned autotune to keep authenticity in his music, which he himself defines as “new wave” rap. Funk and electro sounds coat and cajole lyrics worthy of the best poets of the genre, to the delight of rap lovers. His first EP is announced for October. He (Hyl) will present some excerpts from it tomorrow during two concerts, first in front of the Roseraie metro station at 6 p.m. (please note, the concert does not take place at the Soupetard cultural center, which is organizing the event ). It will be followed by a second session at the Winger Bar at 9 p.m.

Musical genre: Rap

Times: 6 p.m. at the Roseraie Metro + 9 p.m. at the Winger bar

Location: Square Vincenzo Tonelli 31500 Toulouse (metro Roseraie) + Winger bar – 68, rue de Bayard.

Infusion of rock at the Music Factory

Three evenings in one! In the concert hall, the jam session will begin with Coma Child. The female rock powertrio will take the spectators into its dark universe, populated by introspective lyrics and haunting riffs, supported by a very heavy rhythm. The four Toulousains of Hence The Mirror will continue with an alternative rock at the border of punk, with hints of electro and metal for an energetic music that smells good of Nirvana. Finally, the atypical covers of the Ball’s N Tittys will close the party, in a self-defined style of “mechanical punk blues rock that smells of dust and grease”.

Musical style: Rock, Punk, Alternative, Metal

Hours: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Location: The Music Factory – Rue Louis-Bonin.

A poetic trio at the Republic Pavilion

Three longtime friends, three colorful characters and three unique voices, for a concert with an accent! The Hôtel du Département will host the Toulouse Contour trio, formed by the committed poet Magyd Cherfi, the whimsical Yvan Cujious and the romantic Art Mengo: three friends brought together by a passion for beautiful French songs who revisit the great artists of the South-West such as Francis Cabrel or Nino Ferrer with finesse and lightness. The concert will mark the first Toulouse date of their album “Le temps additional”, released last January. In the first part of the evening, the A Tempo music school will present a repertoire of classical music (piano, violin, cello, clarinet, guitar and vocals) performed by twelve musicians including two Ukrainian pianists.

Style: Classic, French variety, Humor, Poetry

Times: 7:30 p.m. (A Tempo music school) and 9 p.m. (Toulouse Contour)

Location: Pavillon République (in the courtyard of the Hôtel du Département) – 1, Boulevard de la Marquette.

Karaoke on a giant screen at the Brasserie Quartier Libre.

In Fête de la musique, there is first of all a party! For those who are mainly looking to have a good time, there will be something to eat and have fun in this self-managed concert. No pressure (except at the counter) and no headaches on the program, because the boss says it: even those who sing like casseroles are welcome! If you’ve never dared to start your group but you love to share your very personal musical covers with others, you will have the opportunity to admire your sweet voice on one of the 42,000 titles offered during this good-natured evening. and for all audiences.

Musical style: All

Opening hours: as soon as you arrive and until midnight

Location: 130, rue du Faubourg Bonnefoy.

Two-part evening at the Rhino

In the district of Patte d’Oie, the bar-brasserie Le Rhino will first welcome at 7 p.m. the Bonzy duo with blues melodies. Composed of Ben the trumpeter and Ben the singer, guitarist and master of the machines, the two Toulouse Bens offer eclectic compositions and covers with refined sounds and powerful rhythms, to listen to while chatting and enjoying a drink. From 9 p.m., DJ Eliott des Adelphes will be at the helm to continue the evening in a dancing atmosphere.

Musical style: blues, rock, French variety, pop, electro

Times: 7 p.m.

Location: The Rhino, 1, Place de la Patte d’Oie.

But also : traditional Occitan music and dance followed by a public ball in the Raymond VI garden, crazy blind-test at The Dispensary pub (Saint-Cyprien), Brazilian atmosphere in the sumptuous setting of the Launaguet castle, Algerian folk-rock at the Ginette café ( Minimes), special musicals at the Indice 50 Festival in Colomiers…

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