From 17 hours and until late in the evening, the squares and alleys of the Ponots regained a touch of lightness on this first day of summer, thanks to a multitude of groups which offered, in the four corners of the city, many free concerts for vibrate to the rhythm of live music.
Rock, French song, lyrical singing, tango, choirs, musical or folk groups, this year again, the city of Puy-en-Velay, with the support of the Community of agglomeration, had concocted a rich program to celebrate in music the longest day of the year. As a simple listener or by sketching a few liberating dance steps, the public found a festive and friendly atmosphere.
From Place du Plot to Place Cadelade, the Henri-Vinay garden where the Ateliers des Arts offered a wide variety of concerts (choirs, symphony orchestra, clarinet, chromatic accordion or cello) via the Cathedral, the courtyard of the Lafayette College or Place du Clauzel, all musical trends have therefore found their audience.
For this 2022 edition, the stage installed on the Place du Breuil also kept its promises. From 8 p.m., Auguste Wood kicked off an exceptional musical evening, with his caustic and communicative humour. Subsequently, the trio Vol de nuit took over in a new-wave pop style, dancing and singular.
Still on this same square and as the high point of the evening, from 10 p.m., it was the group Freaky Fucking Funck, founded in Lyon, made up of ten young disco-funk and neo-soul oriented musicians, who gave sound and voice.
Cradled between the Rhône and the Haute-Loire, from where they draw their main sources of inspiration and brought together by the love of groove, these young talents have been able to get fans moving on a funky and punchy beat, which has never left no one unmoved.
At the same time, the ponot bars also contributed to this festive atmosphere thanks to the musicians or singers invited for the occasion. not.