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Cabourg Mon Amour 2017: A Grand Hotel, an 1800s Promenade and Agar Agar

It’s summer and who doesn’t enjoy a bit of a French way of life on a chic boardwalk listening to some live music? Cabourg Mon Amour is just where you want to be then. The small town of Cabourg is a mere two hour train ride from Paris, nestled on the Normandy coast, right by the English Channel. Marcel Proust’s biographer famously wrote about Cabourg:

(…) modern Cabourg began in 1853 with the arrival of two Paris financiers in search of a new site for a luxurious watering-place. (…) By the 1880s an unreal city of villas and hotels had arisen, in a semicircle whose diameter was the seafront, whose centre was the Grand Hotel, and whose radii were traced by a fan-work of avenues shaded with limes and Normandy poplars.

It is around that Grand Hotel, right on the sandy Channel beach, where the lovely festival of Cabourg Mon Amour will take place on three nights from 28-30 July. They set up two stages and selected a small and almost exclusively French line-up that covers a nice range of pop and indie to the more electronic and dance’y. Each day will see no more than a good handful of bands playing. Major names include Cigarettes After Sex, Lescop, Paradis, Parcels, Polo & Pan, and more.

One name marked down on Team Poule’s calendars is Agar Agar. The French duo plays a very enjoyable 80s-influenced synth pop, and accumulated a healthy fan base down in France already. Attached below is their new single You’re High, out on Cracki Records. They will play the Scène de la Plage stage on Saturday, 29th. Team Poule says, gonna be a smooth cruise!

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