First day that starts strong for Garorock 2019! Bigflo & Oli, Angèle, Marshmello and even James Blake set fire to the stage!
It’s hard to believe that the small town of Marmande has been hosting the Garorock festival for 22 years already! Still installed on the plain of the Filhole, the 2019 edition saw a first wave of tens of thousands of festival-goers arriving yesterday, more than 160,000 are expected over the four days of the festivities from June 27 to 30. And as in recent years, the programming of Garorock 2019 attracts the biggest stars on the planet, international version with Macklemore, James Blake, Ben Harper, DJ Snake… And French version with Aya Nakamura, Christine and The Queens, Angèle, the Bigflo & Oli duo and many others … And yesterday at 5 p.m., the long-awaited moment for thousands of music lovers finally arrived: the gates opened to make room for the artists of this first day, and they set fire to the stage: Moha La Squale, Angèle, James Blake, Bigflo and Oli, ending on a crazy live performance by Marshmello ! Discover now our report on this first electrifying evening!
We started the festival at 7 p.m. with a live Moha La Squale, ideal for getting in the mood before placing herself in front of the Garonne stage to attend the first big meeting of the evening: Angèle came to interpret her biggest hits and she was greeted by an audience warmed up and ready to start her chorus with full lungs. Accompanied by her dancers, the singer, delighted to return for the 2019 edition, shared his enthusiasm and did not disappoint his fans! It is 9:30 p.m., we already have our voices broken from having shouted: “Balance your what” loudly and this is where James Blake’s smooth performance is timely. The artist connects the pieces by mixing relaxation and piano-voice in an unleashing of vocalizations. Just what we needed to perk up before discovering THE big surprise of the evening: The madness of Bigflo and Oli, that we had the chance to meet just before! And guess what, you can find our exclusive interview from saturday on melty !
At only 23 and 26 years old, Florian and Olivio are already sweating the experience and have taped us on the spot with a setting worthy of the greatest artists on the music scene. With their Hollywood style decor of the 60s with the effigy of their album The dream life and the energy they put into their raps, they have successfully bet to be already classified among the best live shows in Garorock history. For their first edition, we bow and we applaud them twice more than once! Honestly we don’t know if that’s their interpretation of “Pity”, that of “Tomorrow” or the way they had to interact with the public that most ambianced us, but they won their audience and even the most skeptical followed with enthusiasm the gimmicks of Bigflo and the valves of Oli! We tell them respect and we can’t wait to find them on another date. To end the evening well and seeing that we still had a little energy, we were moving in rhythm on the planetary tubes of Marshmello, who pulled the feat out of us and managed to make us dance until 2am without fatigue coming to point its nose! In short, a first evening on the verge of perfection in terms of programming, no disappointment on the horizon, we will have to give everything to the other artists to be up to par!