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24 Hours Centenary – Live music provides a soundtrack for the race

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Artists already seen on the 24 Hour Circuit include Jamiroquay, TX Martin Solveig, Kool & The Gang, Earth Wind & Fire Experience with Al McKay, The Stranglers, UB40, Franz Ferdinand, Avenir, Alpha Blondy, Shaka Bonk, and Prince and Baby. Bronze, Charlie Winston, Julian Beretta, Pete Doherty, Asaf Avidan, Keough, Gerald de Palmas, Razorlight, Jabberwocky, The Boat, Kali, Renan Luce, Raphael, Mademoiselle K, Bonnie Bonnie Run Run and Cook Robin.

For over 10 years, the biggest music names from around the world have not only performed on the big stage during race week, but have taken to the track to compete! Fabrice Borrego, director of the museum 24 hours a day: “Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has done Lohmann five times. David Halliday too!” Thanks to the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, spectators are treated to excellent family entertainment in a festive atmosphere every year!

100 years of 24 hours and music

A jazz band provided the music during the first race in 1923. Several of the official 24 Hours of Le Mans songs were written soon after, including the 1934 anthem written by Émile Baudrier (professor at Conservatoire de Mans) and Bernard Menagher (local athlete).

Nicholas Pelletier, 24 Hour Museum Guide: Ortef’s Great Orchestra (Bureau Radio and Television France, ed.) He accompanied the great artists of the French music era. During the fifties and sixties. In 1967 the ORTF theater welcomed Johnny Hallyday, and in 1970 presented the promising British group The Rubettes. At the time, the Europe1 radio platform, in the village next to the museum, allowed a wide variety of singers to have a platform.

When the race is inspirational songs

24 Hours of Le Mans inspired movies and music! For example, the song “Bidone” by French singer Alain Suchon was released in 1976. On June 24, 2022, Italian pop star Federico Rossi released a song called “Le Mans,” invoking the famous race to describe the end of a romantic story. a trip. relationship. “It was a great success in Italy” Pelletier reveals.

But if there’s one piece of music that everyone looks forward to every year, it’s Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” When “Too Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss burst into the stands crowded with spectators, it means that the long-awaited start of the new edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is about to begin!

PHOTOS (Copyright – ACO / Archives): LE MANS (Sarthe, France), CIRCUIT DES 24 HOURS, 24 HOURS OF LE MANS. From top to bottom: the Porsche 956 in which Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason played his last 24 hours in 1984; the stage installed in the heart of the circuit; French alternative rock band Shaka-Punk is in the running.

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