Cognac: “Les Foudres” drops at Espace 3000 this weekend

Our goal is to make it a deal…

Our goal is to make it a regular meeting, to register it for the long term”, states Fabien Bouteldja, the president of the organizing association, “The normal company”, which also manages the tattoo brand “Kobo Tattou” located in the Saint-Jacques district. “We hope it will work that many visitors will come to discover it.”

Of course seasoned motorcyclists, occasional motorcyclists or lovers of beautiful machines are expected, but not only: “It is a festival open to all, not targeted; the idea is to gather as many people as possible around a theme, that is the very essence of our association”, he says. It was created in 2016 and already worked with the organization of the fiery international tattoo show and was also present at the Cognac Festival this summer.

Wall of Death

More than a festival of motorcycles (modern, customs, collections) for motorcyclists, “Les Foudres” is a meeting around the motorcycle and its culture in a broad sense, with a good touch of heritage, ‘where his name, partly. “Specific motorcycle events, there are already many of them in France, creating one more is without interest. What drives us is to bring this local note to mix people from different worlds, which means offering activities that go in this direction”, points to his side Adrien Chupeau, member of the association.


Many motorcyclists should come to the Espace 3000 parking lot this weekend.

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Thus, in addition to the special two-wheeled motorcycles, the organizers offer a village of exhibitors (indoor and outdoor), an exhibition of collector’s models and walks to discover the region, supervised or independently, reserved for motorcycle owners. The public will also be able to participate in cooperative demonstrations (Vicard), music concerts (four in total, blues and rock), or participate in cognac workshops (by reservation), with cognac mixologist Germain Canto (Konoisseur).

What drives us is to bring this local note to mix people from different worlds.

From the local side, it is also planned on the side of the decoration, which will record the codes and elements of the Fête du cognac, the partner of the festival, and through the presence on site of a cask, a barrel of great capacity, which does not contain any alcohol, but a musical group, like motorcycles rolling on the walls, vertically, will turn in a loop thanks to the centrifugal force.

«The famous wall of death, from ”Wall Of Death Gypsy (1)”, a show that is always very impressive, accessible to all, for four performances over the weekend”advises Fabien Bouteldja, who also announces one “very nice draw” (upon registration), large dice version with many valuable prizes to be won, including a 125 cm motorcycle3 for the primary, with customized paint and accessories.

(1) +5 € on site

“Les Foudres”, Saturday 17th (10am-10pm) and Sunday 18th September (10am-8pm), at Espace 3000. Admission: €5 in advance (foudresfestival.com), €7 on site (free for children under 12 years of age).

The program

Saturday
10:00: The doors open.
10:30: departure for the walk (full).
12:00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
13.00: “Take Two to Tango” concert.
14.30: departure for the walk (full).
15:00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
16.00: “JC Trio” concert.
17.00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
18.00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
19.00: “The Dead Voltage” concert.
20.00: “Black Rose” concert.
Sunday
10:00: The doors open.
10:30: departure for the walk.
12:00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
13.00: “Take Two to Tango” concert.
14.00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
14.30: departure for the walk (full).
15.00: “JC Trio” concert.
16:00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
17.00: “Black Rose” concert.
18.00: Wall of Death Gypsy (€5).
19.00: “The Dead Voltage” concert.
20.00: End.
All weekend: tattoos, barber, ax throwing, motorcycle christening, DJ, cooperage, cognac discovery workshop…

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