So Frenchy So Chic returns again to invite you to a party and picnic in the park, where they bring life’s simple pleasures together for one glorious summer’s day in Melbourne on Sunday the 15th of January and Sydney on Saturday the 21st of January, 2017.
This is the 6th year So Frenchy So Chic has taken over the grounds of Werribee Park Mansion outside Melbourne, and the 4th year in Sydney at the Grounds of Bicentennial & Federal Park in Glebe.
So Frenchy So Chic In The Park is the next best thing to jetting off to the south of France! A day of cultural discovery and delight for all the senses:
Boasting an eclectic energy that is highly contagious, DELUXE promise to bring the groove to So Frenchy. Hailing from Aix-en-Provence, where they started out as humble buskers, this six-piece has gone on to perform at sell-out shows Europe-wide, garnering fans with an indie-cool sound that blurs pop, hip-hop, funk, soul and big band elements with joy. Simply put, dancing is guaranteed.
Heady, suave, and downright sexy, THE LIMIÑANAS is another six-piece with songs in both English and French, played with the sensuality of sixties French pop and the fuzzy darkness of American art rock. Think Serge Gainsbourg meets The Velvet Underground. Their fans include Jack White and Primal Scream, and they’ve collaborated with Joy Division and New Order’s Peter Hook. Australian audiences are sure to also fall under their hypnotic spell this summer.
Brittany-born, Paris-based BERTRAND BELIN is a writer, actor, poet and funk-folk musician. He wears many hats, but we are proud to showcase his smooth crooner-meets-dandy tones on stage. Belin has five albums behind him, with songs as cinematic as they are catchy, and are best enjoyed with a fresh summer cocktail on the grass.
NOUVELLE VAGUE is practically So Frenchy royalty, and they are extremely excited to be touring here again after five years. They’ll be adding songs from their latest album “I could be happy” to their classic repertoire of chilled-out covers of new wave classics like “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Joy Division), “Guns of Brixton” (The Clash), “The Killing Moon” (Echo & The Bunnymen), with vocalists on this tour including crowd favourites Melanie Pain, Liset Alea and Elodie Frégé.
As always, So Frenchy So Chic is as much about what’s being served around the lawns as what’s being played on the stage.
You can pre-order a hamper from Ed Dixon in Melbourne or Simmone Logue in Sydney to enjoy delights on the day such as quiche with buttery crème fraiche pastry, salad jardinière, goose egg meringues as well as charcuterie, cheese platters and several vegetarian and gluten free options.
There will be plenty of other tempting treats on the day too, from a curated selection of Frenchy artisans serving oysters, foie gras, raclette, crêpes, macarons, ice cream and much more.
And what garden party would be complete without Champagne? The finest from Laurent Perrier will be chilled and flowing all day, as will French beer, rosé from Provence, reds and whites from Bordeaux, plus special cocktails at the SFSC vintage caravan.
So Frenchy So Chic has always been a family friendly event, offering face painting, bubble artists, drumming classes and lawn games like like pétanque and croquet to keep vos bébés entertained. Kids 12 and under enter free!
Get lost in joie de vivre…
Sunday 15 January 2017
WERRIBEE PARK MANSION
Saturday 21 January 2017
BICENTENNIAL PARK, GLEBE
Early bird ticket – $75 +bf
Standard – $89 +bf
On the door – $99 +bf
Children 12 and under free