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The Eurockéennes de Belfort is one of "France's largest "rock "music festivals. The Eurockéennes, a play on words involving the words rock and européennes (Europeans), is a festival based in a nature reserve beside "Lac de Malsaucy near "Belfort. This most recent festival took place between 6 and 9 July 2017 with an attendance of 130,000 people.
1989 marked the first time round for the festival, when it went under the name Le Ballon - Territoire de musiques, named after the nearby "Ballon d'Alsace. The festival was organised to take place on the Ballon d'Alsace, but the peninsula on the Malsaucy lake was chosen in the end, because it was easier to link by car, bus and even train. It was the brainchild of the "Conseil général of the "Territoire de Belfort, who wanted to dynamise their "département with a big cultural event for its youths.
In 1990 the festival was renamed les Eurockéennes de Belfort.
Les Eurockéennes takes place on the peninsula of "Lake Malsaucy, 10 kilometres from "Belfort. A number of different stages are present – la Grande Scène, le Chapiteau, la Loggia and la Plage. Most of the time there are simultaneous concerts on different stages; altogether in 2005 there were about 70.
A "campsite, 3 km from the main site, is the free temporary home to 15000 festival-goers, with a free shuttle bus running between the campsite and the entrance to the main area.
Tremplins (stepping stones) are organised to allow youth groups to get to know one another. These are organised in "Alsace, "Bourgogne, "Franche-Comté ("Doubs, "Jura, "Haute-Saône and "Territoire de Belfort), "Lorraine, "Germany and "Switzerland.
Vopli Vidopliassova's set was released on LP and CD a year later as "Abo abo.
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