Every year, in mid-August, the little village of Concèze lives for a week to the rhythm of Dec'Ouvrir. The festival was founded by Mathias Vincennot, poet and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. Around sixty artists (poets, musicians, actors, etc.) take to the stage one after the other, much to the delight of the public.
A festival for all generations and styles
At Concèze, all styles, all generations and all worlds come together. Alongside established artists, there's plenty of room for young hopefuls. All they have in common is their talent, their love of their art and their enthusiasm.
Since it was founded in 2003, the festival has welcomed such well-known names from the world of show business as Au P'tit Bonheur, Guy Carlier, Jil Caplan and Julie Zenatti, as well as newcomers such as Émilie Marsh, Clio and Pomme: Émilie Marsh, Clio, Pomme...
It brings together poets of all generations, artists from abroad and from the Limousin region.
As well as meeting the public, the Festival is an amazing place for artists to come together.
A friendly festival accessible to all
The festival also stands out for its conviviality and its openness to all audiences. Entrance is free, and at the end of each evening a "pot de l'amitié" is offered to allow exchanges between the public and the artists.
The volunteers associated with the festival are in constant contact with the artists, taking part in the life of the festival and sharing the convivial moments.
The evenings take place in a ground-level venue, accessible to people with disabilities.
For several years now, the festival has been launched on the terraces of the Château de Pompadour. For one or more evenings, Dec'Ouvrir travels outside the village of Concèze, notably to Lubersac and Tulle.
A Festival that promotes and protects heritage and the environment
- The heritage of Concèze, the hiking trails and the nearby lakes are all great ways to discover the region,
- Waste is collected and sorted,
- The artists' meals are prepared by a local chef using only local produce from local suppliers,
- Most artists come by train,
- More and more people are carpooling,
- The festival promotes local artists and technicians.
The 2023 edition:
Another rich and varied edition for 2023 with many artists:
Patrick Chesnais, Romain Didier, Nelson Monfort, Ines Desorages, Gérard Klein, Louise-Ellie, Enzo (The Voice Kids), Antoine Coesens, Garance and many more...