Fête de l'Humanité

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Fête de l'Humanité
Bénabar @ Fête de lHumanité 2012 (8276289533).jpg
Bénabar live, 2012
Inaugurated September 1930 (1930-09)
Most recent September 2012 (2012-09)
Attendance 600,000
Organised by L'Humanité
Website
humanite.fr/fete_huma

Fête de l'Humanité (French pronunciation: ​[fɛt də lymaniˈte]; English: Festival of Humanity) is an event organised annually by L'Humanité, a French Communist newspaper.

The first fête de l'Humanité took place in September 1930 it was started to raise funds for the newspaper L'Humanité and 1000 people attended it. The 2010 festival attracted 600,000 visitors

Hundreds of stalls are scattered around the venue offering food and drinks with the stall holders coming from all over the world to be part of the event. Political debates are also held in some of the tents.

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Bernard Lavilliers in Concert at Main Stage, 2005

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The festival features many stages. The main one is the Main Stage which can accommodate about 100,000 spectators. Many artists such as Roger Hodgson, Léo Ferré, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, The Who, Deep Purple, Jacques Brel, Johnny Hallyday, Renaud, Chuck Berry, Jacques Dutronc, Leonard Cohen, and Joan Baez have performed at this event. Iconic punk rocker-poet Patti Smith is scheduled to appear there in September 2012.

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Ayo fete humanite 2007.jpg

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  1. ^ "PARIGI - LISBONA". Cramps. 

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