What a surprise! We Love Green is not yet complete a few hours before its 12th edition, which takes place from June 2 to 4 in the Bois de Vincennes, in Paris. Admittedly, it is a big festival – with a daily capacity of 39,000 spectators – but we are surprised that there are still places for the three days with a multidisciplinary XXL program, in music — its core business — in meetings, comedy or sport. Follow the guide.
1. Headliners at friendly prices
The daily ticket is only 69 euros while the musical program is plethoric: twenty artists this Friday, a big thirty Saturday, a small thirty Sunday. We Love Green hosts a host of headliners, Orelsan, The Blaze, PLK and NxWorries, Anderson's new project. Paak on Friday, Phoenix, Gazo, Pusha T, Little Simz, Disiz and Pedro Winter on Saturday, Lomepal, Skrillex, Bon Iver, Dinos and Apple on Sunday. But also artists that we really want to discover on stage, such as 070 Shake, Caroline Polachek (from the group Chairlift), Gabriels, Varnish La Piscine, Adele Castillon (ex-Videoclub)...
2. You will see them here and nowhere else
This pioneering event, pioneer, has as every year many talents in exclusivity. Some will perform exclusively in Paris, such as Orelsan, The Blaze, PLK, YVNNIS (rap), Phoenix, Gazo, Darkside, Hony Dijon, Miss Monique, Lomepal, Skrillex, Dinos and Pomme.
For others, it's the only date in France, or the very first in festivals. This is the case of NxWorries, Yung Lean, Super Jazz Club, Jyoty, Pusha T, Little Simz, Ronisia, Adriatique, Bon Iver, Gabriels, Jack Johnson, Caroline Polachek and Aime Simone. Only one absence to deplore, the new Nigerian star Tems, who canceled his entire tour.
3. 100% vegetarian catering for all
"It's not a vegan festival, but an eco-responsible one," says Marie Sabot, director of We Love Green, for those who may misinterpret this 100% vegetarian label. This is a first for a large French festival.
"We distribute 110,000 meals to festival-goers," says Marie Sabot. For chefs, a mass place is not made for meat and fish. We have been thinking about it for three years, we have held 17 meetings on the subject. The chefs worked on recipes, the sixty food stalls competed with ideas to be selected. Artists, technicians, public, I think everyone will win. »
4. A sixth stage with a skatepark
Labeled Paris 2024, the festival is associated with the future Olympic Games by hosting for the first time three Olympic sports, skateboarding, break dancing and BMX in a new place, the Playground. "We have a real and big skatepark," says Marie Sabot. It is associated with a new scene conceived and programmed by Pedro Winter, founder of the Ed Banger label, who is a big fan of skateboarding. »
In addition to electro greats on stage, internationally renowned skateboarders, on their way to a major competition in Copenhagen, stop in Paris for demonstrations. And the youngest will be able to learn with the Cosanostra school in the Paris region. Note that the ticket for 12-17 year olds is 30 euros.
5. Exciting encounters
The objective of We Love Green is also to promote meetings and provoke reflection. In addition to the innovation village, which welcomes companies and associations at the forefront of sustainable development, think tanks (think tanks) should attract a lot of people on Saturday and Sunday.
Some debates are promising, such as "Metals, is it too much?" with mining geologist engineer Aurore Stéphant Saturday at 15:45 pm and "the ethics of artificial intelligence" Sunday at 17:20 pm with several "field" experts. The icing on the cake, the comedian Thomas VDB will close the day of Saturday with his show "Thomas VDB s'acclimat".