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Vibrations Festival

From August 19 to 27, the Vibrations festival will take place at Rouen’s Jardins de Plantes. Regional and national music groups will set the Orangerie stage alight (world music, jazz, rap…).

A week rich in encounters and a mix of genres to round off the summer season!

In an idyllic setting, where tranquility and nature rhyme, the Vibrations Festival returns for this 9th edition to make children and adults “swing”, with family or friends, to world music, blues, jazz, rap, live music, oriental house, electro…. Here, all genres are represented to group everyone together and mix pleasure, discovery and encounters.

Vibrations festival program

Discover the artists and plan your visit

Le Bal des Musiques à Ouïr and Mag Spencer

Saturday, August 19 – From 7:00 pm – Opening ball

Les Musiques à Ouïr

A band playing world music, to dance to: pasos doble, mazurkas, biguines, segas, waltzes, tarantellas, circus circle…. Together, as a couple, in a group, dance is a marvel of sharing and encounters. Everyone, young and old, will be swept away by the rhythms, treading the dance floor, drawn, for the time of a ball, into a twirling universe.

Mag Spencer

DJ, producer and half of the group L’Exécuteur from Hong Kong, Mag Spencer pursues a career in electronic music, author of an EP on Karat, he also evolves in Discomatin, a collective with which he chains parties, festivals and vinyl reissues.

Pablo Elcoq and Tomassalan

Sunday, August 20 – 7:00 pm

Pablo Elcoq

Blues and rythm n blues standards revisited by Pablo Elcoq, a singer with a husky voice and multi-instrumentalist…
A repertoire that will take you back to the heart of this famous blue note, from its origins (Mississippi Fred McDowell) to the present day (Mickael Jackson) via Nina Simone, Joe Cocker and many others!


A guitar interpretation of Tom Waits’ personal and monumental work, Tomassalan plunges into the singer’s polymorphous and abrasive ocean, bringing up eccentric nuggets where all the popular music of the last two centuries collides. In acoustic or electric versions, the duo revisits some twenty nocturnal, rapey and romantic songs.

Fred Aubin Quartet

Monday August 21 – 21h00

Fred Aubin Quartet presents its musical theater show CHET BAKER, L’OMBRE D’UN ANGE where words feed the music and vice versa. The five interlocutors – actress, trumpeter, guitarist, double bassist and drummer – form a quintet of variable geometry in which the spoken word also plays its part and its role as a fifth instrument.

Shubni – The Gearing Machine

Tuesday, August 22 – 9:00 pm

Through his music and lyrics, Erwan Delaune has always been keen to tell stories, to carry us away into imaginary, poetic worlds. He was joined in Shubni in 2018 by musicians and singers Claire Pedrazzoli, Sylvie Lacheray and Guillaume Lebon. Together they compose and arrange The Gearing Machine with the ambition of bringing the story to the screen. Working solely with paper and scissors, with patience and meticulousness, image after image. Jean-Noël Criton created the 3D characters and sets at 24 frames per second, to bring The Gearing Machine musical tale to life.

Need For Swing Septet and Lindy Hop Initiation with Coleen Avril

Wednesday, August 23 – From 7:00 pm

Need For Swing Septet

The Vibrations Festival staple! They’re here again this year, ready to get you swinging and spinning on the Orangerie’s parquet floor. With Cécile Ndebi on vocals and the 6 musicians of the jazz band and the dog, it’s another great swing evening in store. The band takes us back to the swing era of the 40s, when Ella Fitzgerald, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, and so many others helped liven up the floors of New York’s most famous ballrooms.

Initiation to Lindy Hop with Coleen Avril

Recognized for her boundless energy, instinctive dancing, improvisational and adaptive skills, Coleen Avril, a passionate dancer-performer and teacher, never stops meeting, exploring, enriching, researching and performing, in order to be inspired and in tune with the values she defends.
Participate in a Lindy Hop initiation at 7:15pm and 9:15pm, right alongside her!


Thursday, August 24 – 9:00 pm

Paamath’s universe is always part of “Musiques du Monde”, and the richness of her music draws on multiple influences without the artist ever relinquishing her creativity. Paamath’s songs evoke the moments of life and the universal aspirations for fraternity and peace that we share. The lyrics, written in French with a touch of Wolof or Buru, allow each of us to develop a sensitive approach that is as close as possible to emotion…

Captain Sparks & Royal Company and Ultra Light Blazer

Friday August 25 – 9:00 pm

Captain Sparks & Royal Company

In the ocean of French chanson, “somewhere between Brassens and NTM”, sail Captain Sparks and his Royal Company! With original songs set to a soundtrack combining urban and Latin music, tinged with electro and brass, Sparks tells a poetic tale of life. Between song and hip-hop, he takes a nostalgic yet hopeful look at love, childhood, friendship and life. This musical adventure, which began with one voice and one guitar around a bar, quickly found a crew and set sail for the finest stages in Normandy and beyond.

Ultra Light Blazer

The reduced form of Light Blazer, was born of the desire of Jonas Muel (saxophonist, composer) and Edash Quata (MC, Texts) to take their collaboration a step further, to try to unite rap and live music as closely as possible. With Steve Coleman, Omar Sosa and Quite Sane as role models, Ultra Light Blazer’s dialogue between soloist and MC aims to create a unique sound. This dialogue is echoed by the invigorating exchange between Julien Sérié on drums, Mathieu Debordes on keyboards and Guillaume Marin on bass.

Boris Viande and Alex Mac-Lean

Saturday, August 26 – From 7:00 pm

Boris Viande

Since 2010, he’s been playing a hundred DJ sets a year, in European metropolises, mid-sized French towns and Breton villages. Moving from Ukrainian ska to electrubaci, he incorporates Eastern, Celtic and Indian influences. In 2016, he joined the Sidi Wacho collective to bring an oriental and Balkan touch on record and on stage. In 2017, he produced the Gypsetters trio’s first electro-gypsy album. In 2018, he joined saxophonist Mihai Pirvan for a ghetto-folk ball. Multi-instrumentalist and founder of the Vlad label, Boris is a tempo obsessive, possessed by phrasing, ready to make any compromise to get world music out of the museum.

Alex Mac-Lean

He explores organic groove from every continent. Equally passionate about electronic music and a vinyl collector, some sets are punctuated by Turkish Disco, Ghanaian Afrofunk or Colombian Palenque, while others lean more towards Ambient, Balearic, UK breaks, or even ghetto house…

Lucien et les Arpettes

Sunday, August 27 – 4:30pm

The band mischievously tracks down a reinvented, imaginary and funny everyday life seen through children’s eyes. They unroll these anecdotes in song and share them on stage with joyful rock energy. “Ze Concert” is a best-of compilation of the band’s four albums.

Workshops for children and adults


Every day from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The festival is enlivened by workshops focusing on well-being (massages, facials, yoga) and discovery (circus, readings and storytelling, early learning and musical creation, cardboard/wood workshop…). The full program is underway.

Workshops are free of charge and require on-site registration.

Guinguette & Chill

The Festival Village

Opens at 5:30 p.m.

No festival is complete without a convivial guinguette area, so the village opens its doors at 5:30 p.m. for the Vibr’Ateliers. The bar opens in “soft” mode, and from 7:00 pm onwards, it transforms into Vibra’Food, where you can enjoy good local produce at low prices, as well as alcoholic beverages.