Going from strength to strength the annual French inspired music, art and cultural festival So Frenchy, So Chic has worked it’s way year by year into our hearts and onto our must-do lists! Celebrating this year with it’s first trip to Adelaide the now 3 stop touring festival showcases the best of France in a one day extravaganza filled with champagne, cheese, floral displays, picnic styled dining and a range of French melodies that will have you saying Oui! (Yes!) in no time. With a multitude of things to do, see and experience for people young and old the festival truly caters for everyone as it tries to educate and inspire people about France, the French and it’s rich, vast culture while capturing the essence of Joie de vevre, reminiscent of those long days in the Parisian sun.
Lined with hoards of awaiting guests the main arena quickly started to fill up as the gates opened and with a lineup like that of this years festival there is no surprise as to why. Starting with ’60s inspired psychedelic surf-chic band Juniore the day only got better. The melodic sounds set a great pace as children roamed to get their face painted, play croquette or grab a French sweet. Parisian trio L.E.J, whom fused together covers of both popular French and English songs, were next and as they took to the stage parents were either washing away their cares with a glass of Laurent Perrier or sampling a baguette and cheese box while they took in the summer rays surrounded by people they love. Upbeat rapper and show headliner Fefe was next and by the middle of his set, or should I say work out, he had me, and the crowd, dancing so hard we may never of stopped. General Elektriks ended the day while children slept in prams and perched upon their parents, the last of the wine and beer bottles were drunk and the remainder of the food was ate and as people started to head home it was clear that a great day was had by all.
If you haven’t yet been given the honour of joining So Frenchy, So Chic on tour then make sure you don’t miss out again! While this years tour has ended next January they will be back to spread the French cheer again. Take a look at some of my favourite moments from this year and until next year savourez le jour!
Photos by James McPherson.