By Cyrill Roy
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After a 2021 edition on deckchairs (or deckchairs), Rock in Evreux made its return in a “normal” format this Friday, June 24, 2022. The artists who took to the Sirius and Vega stages were happy to find the public. And it felt.
Local figures open the ball
The daunting task of opening the festivities fell to the metal band Lost Opera. A formation far from unknown to the Ebroïcien public, being itself a native of the capital of Eure. Their performance warmed up a still sparse crowd at 6:30 p.m.
The following group also brought back good memories to the Eurois. The Last Internationalworn by American singer Delila Paz, is accompanied by Ion Meunier (drums), Mandris Da Cruz (bass) and Steve Desgarceaux (keyboards), from Shaka Ponk, for his European tour.
Skip the Use turns up the sound (and the vibe)
The atmosphere rose as the audience began to thicken.
First with the arrival of the rapper Lujipeka who was able to count on a large fan base in the first row. But it’s the long-awaited concert of Skip the Useone of the headliners of this 2022 edition of Rock in Évreux which marked the high point of the evening.
Taken by a Matt Bastard boosted and definitely rock spirit, the group made the spectators move, sing and shout for an hour. Pogos and collective gym sessions (the singer made the crowd move from left to right) followed one another without the leader of the French group showing the slightest sign of fatigue.
Skip the Use even brought a lucky viewer on stage who was celebrating his birthday tonight, before finishing by performing the Blur classic Song 2 in the middle of the audience (with all the gear).
Superbus awakens nostalgia
After this fiery performance, the first drops of rain reached the Navarre racecourse. But not enough to put off the crowd, which only had to take a few steps to reach the neighboring stage and attend the concert of one of the other highly anticipated groups: Superbus. A moment that awoke nostalgia in some visibly delighted spectators. The formation chained its tubes, under an increasingly wetting drizzle.
At the end of the evening, the DJs Mosiman and Klingande tried to maintain the atmosphere, even if part of the public, discouraged by the rain or less fond of the musical style, began to return before midnight. Surely to keep a little under the sole for the other two days of the festival…
Schedule for Saturday June 25
The concerts will begin at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 25 at the Navarre racecourse site.
Issara will kick off the evening, followed by Clou at 6:20 p.m. and Requin Chagrin at 7:25 p.m.
Louane and Eddy from Pretto will sing at 8:30 p.m. and 9:35 p.m. respectively.
At 10:40 p.m., it will be IAM’s turn to awaken the nostalgia when PLK will surely address a younger audience at 11:45 p.m.
Talamasca will close the second day of the festival at 12:50 a.m.
Rock in Évreux, from June 24 to 26, 2022 at the Évreux-Navarre racecourse. Online or on-site ticketing.
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