2017 Le Mans 24 Hours Concerts

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours Concerts

27.01.2017: Kool & the Gang, Amir and the Celtic Social Club top the bill! The Automobile Club de l’Ouest always hits the headlines

Kool & the Gang, Amir  and the Celtic Social Club top the bill!




The Automobile Club de l’Ouest always hits the headlines with the three fabulous free concert evenings.*



 These mind-boggling musical events add spice to the party during the wild Le Mans 24-Hours week, which culminates in the race on 17-18 June.



This year the mythical group Kool & the Gang, French revelation of the year, Amir, and the Celtic Social Club top the bill guaranteeing a red-hot ambience in the Sarthe!






PRATICAL INFORMATION
2017 LE MANS 24 HOURS 85th event
3rd round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship


•    Dates: 17 - 18 June 2017


•    General enclosure tickets: 61.50 euros (ACO members) instead of 82 euros (non ACO members).


Free for young people born after 18th June 2001 accompanied by an adult.


•    Test Day: 4 th June 2017

•    Start of the 85th Le Mans 24 Hours: Saturday 17th June at 15h00






Wednesday 14th June
 

Amir



Amir, the revelation of 2016, has conquered the public with songs like J’ai cherché or On Dirait. The Franco-Israeli writer, composer, singer’s success story began in 2014 when he reached the final of the third season of The Voice.




After this adventure he was nominated to represent France in the Eurovision Song Contest in which he finished sixth with the song J’ai cherché. It reached no. 1 in France and was the most widely-played song in the first six months of 2016. It was taken from his album Au coeur de moi,  a double platinum disc.



The second extract from this album, On dirait, has met with the same success. Last year it won several awards including the MTV Europe Music Awards for the best French artist. Amir is currently touring France. After several sell-out concerts he will drop in at the Le Mans 24 Hours for an exceptional show.
 


 

Thursday 15th June
 

The Celtic Social Club


The Celtic Social Club was created in 2013 by drummer and producer Manu Masko along the same lines as the Buena Vista Social Club and the New Orleans Social Club.



 It is a musical ensemble which mixes traditional Celtic airs with rock, blues, folk, reggae, kan ha diskan and hip-hop. The group consists of a collection of musicians: Manu Masko (drums), Scottish singer Jimmie O’Neill (The Silencers), traditional Breton music virtuosos Ronan Le Bars (Uilleann pipes), Pierre Stephan (violin), Richard Puaud (bass), Mathieu Péquériau (harmonica and washboard) and Goulven Hamel (banjo and mandolin).



The Celtic Social Club was meant to be a one-off for an inaugural concert at the Vielles Charrues in Carhaix in 2014. But the members quickly transformed themselves into a powerful, tightly-knit and inventive group which toured France in 2015 and 2016 as well as giving a series of concerts in Europe, Asia and the United States. It has announced its second album for 2017.



The Celtic Social Club is often accompanied by top-line guest artists and its ambition is to popularise Celtic music by opening it up to rock and current musical trends and to make all kinds of public dance and smile.
 

 

Saturday 17th June

 

Kool & the Gang



This American jazz-funk and funk group was founded in 1964 by brothers Robert and Ronald Bell with a few childhood and school friends. Kool & the Gang then became one of the leading groups of the 1970s and 1980s.



 It has sold more than 70 million albums throughout the world and inspired major musical currents like rap and above all R&B. It is one of the most frequently remixed hip-hop musical groups.


Thanks to different pieces of music like Celebration, Fresh, Cherrish, Jungle Boogie and Summer Madness , Kool & the Gang have won two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards. The group has topped charts all over the world and been awarded 31 gold and platinum discs.


Kool & the Gang’s career has lasted over 50 years making it one of the oldest R&B groups on the international scene and its live performances are still a byword for excellence. A unique, not-to-be-missed concert in France!
 



 

Each of these concerts will be opened by a first act whose names will be announced later.

 

*Free for holders of a general enclosure ticket for the Le Mans 24 Hours and under 16 year olds accompanied by an adult.     






-ACO, photos Photos Credits: ®RenaudCorlouer / ®Jacques Apothéloz / ®Kool & The Gang

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