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Check out our Video Channel on Daily Motion to see a full diaporama about the
2014 festival and clips of concerts and other events and activities around the festival.


Europe's largest festival dedicated exclusively to Bluegrass Music is in the French Alps close to Geneva, Annecy and Mont Blanc.

See the best of European Bluegrass and some hot US acts

25 bands -15 countries.- 50 free concerts

5 days of non-stop acoustic music with Main Stage concerts, Lunchtime Sessions, Street Festival and Café Terrace Jamming

All concerts are absolutely free

Home made food, local beers, French wines and Champagnes

Festival market and activities for kids and bigs

200 volunteer helpers

2015 marked festival Number 10 and we pulled out all the stops with all past winners of the La Roche Bluegrass European Band Contest and many friends we have made along the way from Europe and the US, including Kim Fox with sister Erin and brother Joel to play with Dale Ann Bradley and Phil Leadbetter, and with her IBMA programme Kids on Bluegrass. Resident band The Hickory Project were also back and top US act Lonesome River Band played.

See the slideshow of 2015 here.

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August 4 - 7

Download the full programme

The wonderful duet Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. Remember Rob played here with Blue Highway in 2014.

California based Front Country a great and rising band in the USA.(shared exclusivity with Craponne Country Rendezvous Festival)

Rapdigrass Quintet from Colorado (with Mark Morris and Coleman Smith ex of Hickory Project)

They also organise the Clear Creek Bluegrass Festival and will invite the winning band to play in Colorado in June 2017

Rob, Trey and the musicians of Rapidgrass will teach the Bluegrass workshop with the usual team of French instructors

See all phtotos of Official Photographer Emmanuel Marin at Pixels Live.


For more about the festival, see links at top of page

Festival contact

Bluegrass Camp
Find out about our 3-day Anglo-French Bluegrass Workshop in the week before the festival

See our archive page
to catch photos and reports from earlier editions

Please take a few minutes to check out our partners without whom we could never put on a FREE FESTIVAL

Photography (Pixels Live)

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For more about Bluegrass in France

France Bluegrass Music Association

Le Cri du Coyote (the best French language magazine about American Roots music)

Craponne Country Rendezvous (our partner festival in central France)

For more about Bluegrass in Europe and the rest of the world

European Bluegrass Music Association

Bluegrass Europe Magazine

International Bluegrass Music Association

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