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Lots of Brooklyn bands playing big show in France

on May 28, 2010, 10:25am

Billed as “an evening to discover the rich diversity of the Brooklyn music scene,” one night in France will soon be host to a salivating combo of indie acts. The French summer performing arts festival Les Nuits de Fourviére, running from June 4th to July 31st in Lyon, is putting on the show.

Along with an Edith Piaf night and rumba and flamenco nights, Nuit Brooklyn is just one event making up this year’s edition of the festival that attracts over 100,000 people annually and is funded by the government. Nuit Brooklyn, taking place July 12th at the Grand Theatre, will feature an all-star bill of The National, St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. The National is also in charge of artistic direction for the evening.

Add to that the show only costs 29,70 € (~$36), and we have ourselves a winner for bill of the summer. There’s also an interesting video featuring interviews with the featured musicians, which you can watch below (via Dailymotion). If you don’t speak French, you’ll be annoyed how good Bryce Dessner of The National is at it, but it’s a good watch.

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