Festival de Country Music d'Europe
|Country and Region||France — Midi-Pyrénées|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Mirande; Gascony, Midi-Pyrénées, France|
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Festival de Country Music d’Europe
For a few days in July, Mirande, a small village (pop. 4,000) in South-West France, tranforms itself into an American town. The site, the climate, and the town of Mirande and the surrounding countryside added to the mix of fun-loving people and the gastronomic pleasures of South-West France which perfectly corresponds to this style of American music. The Mirande Country Music Festival is now recognized as the first Country Music festival in Europe, where in 2002 over 105,000 people attended. The festival began in 1993 and stages Country Music concerts from 5 pm until dawn the following day. There are also hot-air balloon flights, American cars, Harley-Davidsons, and endless other attractions and activities for all the family.
|Festival Dates||July 13 - 17, 2011|