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Author Topic: New Rock In Opposition Festival (France, April 13-15, 2007)  (Read 3529 times)
fRogGeR ExCelSuS
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« on: December 07, 2006, 01:05:12 PM »

In the spring of 1978, a festival called Rock in Opposition was put together in London. It featured the bands Henry Cow, Samla Mammas Manna, Etron Fou Leloublan, Stormy Six, Univers Zero, Aqsak Maboul, Art Zoyd and Art Bears, and spawned the term RIO, describing a particular style of experimental, avant-garde progressive rock.
Now, nearly 30 years later, a new Rock In Opposition festival is being put together, this time in France. The concert will be held April 13th through 15th in Carmaux, France. It will feature offshoots of several of the seminal bands in that first Rock In Opposition festival with other new bands who carry the same torch into the new millenium. This festival promises to create a new line-up of bands that can properly be called RIO. The confirmed bands so far include Magma, the Peter Blegvad Trio (sort of Henry Cow without Fred Frith), 2 different line-ups of Present (which originally had several members of Univers Zero in it), The Mats/Morgan Band, NeBeLNeST, Faust, Zao, Guapo and Salle Gaveau.

For further information, go to the Rock In Opposition web site:

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« Last Edit: December 07, 2006, 01:08:12 PM by nahavanda » Logged

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RIO Crazy !!!!!

« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2006, 07:29:20 AM »

well, is really exciting to now that in 2007 there will be a new RIO festival.
I really want to go and I´m looking for german people wo want to go to france
to this festival. I live in Leipzig and don´t want to miss this opportunity.
If you also live in Germany and want to go to this festival, please contact me.

best regards


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ULtRa fRoGgeR
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 10:08:25 AM »

I was at Faust's concert in Brest (France) last night. A great performance they made.
With an inspired Jean-Hervé Péron and some cosmic killer atmosphere. They used chain-saw, concrete-mixer, power-drill... and of course guitar, bass, drums and mellotron.
These guys are crazy and it was a pure delight to see them on stage  Smiley
Don't miss it at the next RIO festival.
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RIO Crazy !!!!!

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 04:23:57 AM »

Last Call, is anyone going from Germany to this Festival and what to share the car?


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