After an epic summer season, with events taking place 3 weeks in a row from July 31s to August 14th, Family Piknik has stepped up once again as the biggest underground French festival. Bringing up on stage headliners like Charlotte de Witte, Fisher, Richie Hawtin, Whomadewho, Maceo Plex, Danny Tenaglia, Nora en Pure, Kölsch, Joris Voorn and many other top international House & Techno artists, Family Piknik already welcomed more than 20000 party-people over the summer.
The challenge was not easy, though, after Montpellier city hall decided earlier this year to break the convention it had with the festival, brutally ending up with a 10 years partnership and leading Tom Pooks and his team to find new locations to host his 2022 events. Lunel arenas & Frontignan open-air park, both located 20 minutes away from Montpellier, south of France, appeared to be great spots after being totally reshaped by the Family Piknik crew. Some natural grass was set up on the dusted arenas ground to maximise confort, a super pumped flamingo dominated the main stage, crazy performers and secondary « secret » stages created a great atmosphere and experience for all these festival attendees coming from more than 30 countries.
Now that the summer marathon is over, the Family Piknik team focus on the building of its huge Closing party taking place on October 1st. It will take place in Béziers Arenas, the biggest arenas of southern France, with a 12000 overall capacity. After 2021’s great Closing with Boris Brejcha, Family Piknik will have the most renown Techno artist in action, Paul Kalkbrenner. « We’ve been waiting for 3 years before being able to confirm Paul and we are sure we’ll offer him a good experience » comments Family Piknik’s founder Tom Pooks. « It’s always a thrilling moment for us to close a whole season, especially as it’s been the most stressful and intense we’ve ever known in our history, with 3 restless weeks of hard work for our crew on the ground… I’m sure this closing party will be very emotional for all of us. »
For the first time, Berlin super-hero will get to perform for Family Piknik. He was the last big headliner missing on the Family Piknik hall of fame through these 10 past years. He will play a 2 hours live set for what will be the most epic closing session you could dream of. Before this legacy, the Afterlife stamped duo Agents of Time will also share their Live skills with the crowd, while Simina Grigoriu, Tom Pooks b2b Joy Kitikonti and Family Piknik Music talents Abstraal & Pontias will warm thousands of people in the afternoon.
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