Music on the rocks
(ADW) The eleventh Terres Rouges festival took place on Sunday in front of an appreciative crowd of about 2,000. Although the skies did threaten several times to burst into rain, the site in “Gaalgebierg” remained mostly dry.
The decision the town of Esch-sur-Alzette took to align the Terres Rouges festival with its cultural programme and change to a new booking agency certainly seemed to have paid off. Complaints regarding booking choices and organisation for previous years were gone as observers appeared to welcome the new structure.
This year's line-up was a strong and varied one with Kaiser Chiefs, Sunrise Avenue, The Subways, Lucy Lucy!, Shaka Ponk, as well as local heroes Los Del Dueños ska and De Läb.
Without exception, all acts performed excellently to the crowds which gradually grew throughout the day and into the evening, reaching a climax for the headline acts.
Singling out an act or two would be unfair to other artists. Of course, most fans came for Kaiser Chiefs, The Subways and Sunrise Avenue. However, it is pretty likely these fans left Terres Rouges with a new-found interest in acts they may never have heard of previously, such as Shaka Ponk or Lucy Lucy! Or they could well soon be on their way to gigs by local acts Los Del Dueños Ska or De Läb.