In 2016, Mac DeMarco and his buddies, opening for Tame Impala, had mischievously seduced Fourviere with their chill compendium of indolent and playful pop songs. In the wake of a highly expected new record, it is a real treat to host, this time as a headliner, this singular and endearing character : a gifted musician allergic to seriousness, an eternal college student singing like a loony bird perched between leaves of jokes and reveries, sweet madness and romantic fancy.

Creative impulse is not something missing either from art-rock troublemakers Parquet Courts . If the New Yorkers biting music owes much to punk rock’s seminal intensity, they’d rather drift away and explore the four corners of an exhilarating playground where panoramic pop meets angular funky sounds.

The ascension towards intense emotions will start early with Aldous Harding’s set whose expressive crest line recalls the apparitions of Kate Bush or PJ Harvey... A little bird told us that we might also find her soon at the top of the bill.