Ranked 1st creation and contemporary music festival in France, the Printemps de Bourges hosts every year a highly anticipated event for professionals and the media: the Printemps de Bourges Crédit Mutuel, the most important national and European device for the identification, selection and accompaniment of young artists, managed by the association Réseau Printemps. The Printemps de Bourges marries a wide range of musical aesthetics and is based on a balance between established artists, emerging talents and original creations, then between the French, European and international scene.
Strong attendance, the event brings together 200 000 people every year, and the entire city of Bourges is in turmoil : bars, restaurants, places of culture... the local actors to contribute greatly to a boil, in conjunction with the action of the Spring in the City which offers the public concerts, exhibitions, lectures and screenings in free access. For Six days, nearly five hundred shows are organized in the heart of the city.
"Le Printemps de Bourges must become, for all those interested in the song, a place of creation, expression and confrontation on the song today. "It is with this phrase that Daniel Creator, at the end of 1976, presents an innovative concept : a festival of song, in the heart of a medium-sized city in the province, and which must take place during the Easter holidays. Since this sentence has been written, decades of popular music history held in Bourges : Murray Head (England), Pierre Rapsat (Belgium), Léo Ferré (France), Brenda Wootton (United Kingdom), Juliette Gréco (France), Nilda Fernandez (Spain), The Cure (England), Kevin Coyne (England), U2 (Ireland), Simple Minds (Scotland), Nina Hagen (Germany), The Nits (the netherlands), Paolo Conte (Italy), Indochina (France), Madnesse (England), Rita Mitsouko (France), Nina Simone (United States), Joe Cocker (England), Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde), Placebo (England), Goran Bregovic (Serbia), Ayo (Germany), Patrice (sierra leone/German), Stromae (Belgium)...