This summer, canal de l’Ourcq will be the central place for temporary festivities. Making good use of some wastelands, architects and music lovers will set up furniture equipent, stage and refreshments bars to guarantee superb festive moments and all this for free ! There will be open-air parties but also workshops for young people, picnics, dance battle contests… the programme is rich in diversity and participation is free.
Bobigny leisure port, "Summer on the canal festival 2015" © Xavier Testelin
An immense installation on the Bobigny riverbanks
For a third consecutive year, the temporary Port de loisirs is set up in Bobigny on the banks of canal de l’Ourcq, opposite the Parc de la Bergère. This vast redeveloped space on the banks of the canal de l’Ourcq in Bobigny, straddling the parc de la Bergère, Miko wasteland and new town developments stretch out over 50,000 m².
In 2017, from 8th July to 27th August, festivities will be on each weekend, day and night : guinguettes, dance balls, dance classes, concerts, DJ sets, shows… and workshops for all. Stands, foodtrucks and refreshment bars (BBQ, street food, local bars…) all will be at the visitor’s disposal.
Hosted all summer long by Seine-Saint-Tourism in partnership with several cultural players in the department, Port de loisirs, a temporary set up in Bobigny is a logical continuation of an event launched by Est-Ensemble, in association with the developer Séquano Aménagement, to highlight and promote the area Plaine de l’Ourcq.
La Halle Papin, a former factory, derelict for several years now and measuring 2,300 m² , has been taken over by the group Soukmachines. Festivities, major events but also exhibitions and workshops will be held here all summer long.
La Station, a former mining station near the ring road, hosts a summer musical stage and the group Mu. Every week-end, groups, record labels and music groups will take turns in the spaces developed outside for the occasion.
laPlage is back once again to Glazart with a new programme of concerts, showcases, clubbing… all in the open-air until the early hours. Every summer, a concert hall is set up outside covered with 50 tons of sand with special facilities making it the first open-air club in Paris.