MADE IN BRITTANY
The festival started in 1992 with a small village fair in Brittany, France, gathering about 500 people and including not only music but also local outdoor games. The festival doubled in size every year and soon became a key instrument to revive the economy of central Brittany, a region deserted by the younger generation in favor of the more attractive coastal region, but also Paris and New York.
Today, Vieilles Charrues has become a destination festival, attracting 250,000 attendees, a lineup of 60 artists every year, and is supported by 6,000 volunteers.
On October 1, 2016, the Vieilles Charrues team will take on a new challenge: a special one-day event to celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the festival in Central Park, New York.