Tatihou Festival: concerts on an island cut off from the world

Un festival musical au gré de la clémence des marées. C’est ainsi que se résume le festival de Tatihou dans la Manche, inauguré mercredi 28 août.

A mile and a half separates Tatihou from Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue in the English Channel . At high tide, the 28-hectare island dominated by a Vauban tower is cut off from the world. At the Reville campsite, lovers of the Tatihou festival meet every year. When the sea begins to retreat, they put on proper clothing and shoes and go on a procession to Tatihou Island. The crossing lasts between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the pace of walking. A strange transhumance in the middle of oyster beds discovered by the tide.

Dazzled artists

Scottish singer Julie Fowlis is dazzled by this human tide. She is from the Hebrides. ” It’s really beautiful, I have a lot of songs rooted in the life of the islands, songs that talk about the sea, life at the seaside, with the sea, so I feel like home here “, she explains. The concerts are organized between two tides, which leaves about three hours. Under the marquee with 1,200 seats, the magic operates.

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Watch France2 Video: Festival de Tatihou : des concerts sur une île coupée du monde

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