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    Rock In Opposition 2019 announced

    Lyons, France

    May 9, 2019
    John Greaves & Annie Barbazza
    Mange Ferraille
    Poil

    May 10, 2019
    Koenjihyakkei
    a.P.A.t.T
    Schnellertollermeier

    May 11, 2019
    Pinoil
    The Watts (Cutler, Leigh, Holdgkinson, etc)
    Present
    The North Sea Radio Orchestral with John Greaves and Annie Barbazza

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    A NEW ROCK IN OPPOSITION
    Rock in Opposition (R.I.O.) is a musical movement founded in the 1970s by progressive rock bands, at the instigation of drummer Chris Cutler, guitarist Fred Frith and their band Henry Cow.
    Initially, this movement aims to change attitudes in music listening, and especially to oppose the record industry that refuses to publish their albums. The motto of the movement is «to rock differently
    by opposing the record industry». Since then, this protesting musical movement no longer really exists in itself, it has taken another form, and many people continue to use this name to designate some progressive, avant-garde, fusion, psychedelic or experimental rock bands that remain outside the norms established by the music business.
    The culmination of this current, still alive, is structured around an international festival: Rock in Opposition France Event. Various editions took place in England, Italy and France, including 11 editions
    in Carmaux, near Albi in the south west of France.
    Meeting of top musicians and an audience of enthusiasts from five continents, the Abattoirs of Bourgoin-Jallieu and Periscope in Lyon are honored to host this essential meeting of the music of today,
    whose quality of reception and the requirement of the artistic programming do not decline with the passing of years.
    Focused around the highlights of Present’s new creation, in residency for a week at «Les Abattoirs» and Robert Wyatt’s Rock Bottom, Rock in Opposition presents 11 bands French and international:
    both historical references of this movement: Koenji Hyakkei (Japan), The Watts (Chris Cutler, Tim Hodkinson, Yumi Hara), John Greaves and Geoff Leigh (England) but also the young French scene and especially from the area (Poil, Piniol).
    These international meetings (the public coming from 20 different countries, North and South America, Asia, Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East) will be the occasion for direct exchanges between artists and the public thanks to conferences (in 2 languages) by each groups scheduled at the end of their concert, a unique opportunity to discover the spirit and the work of the musicians, in a direct relationship with the artist. The meeting, the exchange, the transmission but also of course
    the discovery of new music and the emotion being, since its origin, the main objectives of Rock in Opposition.
    All this in a friendly atmosphere whose qualities of reception of the public, the artists, the care brought to the sound, the range of discography of the present distributors is from now on legendary.
    In view of the exigency, the originality, the innovation, the defense of the aesthetics not mediatised by the artistic and cultural projects of «Les Abattoirs» and «Le Periscope», to welcome the Rio in our
    venues is an evidence . To give voice to this musical current, without concessions, which reminds us of the very essence of Rock, seems to us to be indispensable at the moment when the average public is
    drowned by the media flows of a Pop tinged with electro which one names too often Rock.
    This invitation to travel, to meet international, national and regional audiences and artists, delights us and we hope you many to live these unique moments that we guarantee you unforgettable. Finally,
    the climax of this Rio 2019, with the presentation of Robert Wyatt’s major work, Rock Bottom, by the North Sea Radio Orchestra with John Greaves & Annie Barbazza promises to reach the heights of the
    history of the Rio . No doubt, a pure moment of pleasure ...... ..
    To conclude, welcome to all in the great family of R.I.O. !
    Keep on Rocking.
    Michel Besset
    Steve F.

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    Hell of a line-up, have to see how the new location and timings work.

    I'll be heading over for a two week European trip with this as the finale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Hell of a line-up, have to see how the new location and timings work.
    In general, it is a better location than Carmeaux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    In general, it is a better location than Carmeaux.
    Agreed, but it will depend on the venues, the hotel, the surrounding area, the shuttle buses, etc etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    I prefer Carmeaux
    you haven't been to the new location.
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    it's a hell of a lot easier for people to get to Lyons than Carmeaux. So, in terms of the festival's success, it is a good move. IMO.
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    Oh wow, this is a much easier time of year for me to travel. I'll be there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    you haven't been to the new location.
    and
    it's a hell of a lot easier for people to get to Lyons than Carmeaux. So, in terms of the festival's success, it is a good move. IMO.
    Yes I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udi Koomran View Post
    Yes I have
    OK! I was wrong! [insert surprised or not surprised emoji here]

    I have not been there but for the success of the festival financially, it could be a very good move.
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    "The older I get, the more I realize that cynicism is just realism spelled wrong."

    "Death to false 'support the scene' prog!"

    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    you haven't been to the new location.
    and
    it's a hell of a lot easier for people to get to Lyons than Carmeaux. So, in terms of the festival's success, it is a good move. IMO.
    I was gonna ask about that. I've never been, but I remember Paul Sears telling me that Carmeaux is sort of cut off from the rest of civilization, so it was a pain in the ass to get there.

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    Lets see what a train ticket to Lyon costs...

    Might just become my first Rio festival.

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    Do we know who Present's guitarist is?

    I'm assuming the Freakshow guy is pissed.
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    What a great lineup! Present is back from the dead!!? Sadly it is my very last teaching week. One week later and I could've plausibly done it. A holiday in France in May would not have been a tough sell with the wife. And a very good high school friend of mine married a French girl and moved to Lyons. I haven't visited him in 20 years. But maybe next year. In particular if it is a week later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    I'm assuming the Freakshow guy is pissed.
    ??

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    The Freakshow is still in September and a bunch of fans and bands doubled up on both festivals to help with logistics.
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    Fantastic lineup, hope I will get the funds by then...
    Anyone knows if there will be a shuttle service between the venues?
    The second venue is almost an hour drive from town centre...
    Also, I don't see any info in the rocktime site... where are the updates from? (I guess FB?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Also, I don't see any info in the rocktime site... where are the updates from? (I guess FB?)
    Rocktime no longer exists. It was officially dissolved about a month ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    Fantastic lineup, hope I will get the funds by then...
    Anyone knows if there will be a shuttle service between the venues?
    The second venue is almost an hour drive from town centre...
    Also, I don't see any info in the rocktime site... where are the updates from? (I guess FB?)
    Michel told me there will be shuttles from the hotel to the venue. I'll have a car if you get stuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    it's a hell of a lot easier for people to get to Lyons than Carmeaux. So, in terms of the festival's success, it is a good move. IMO.
    Absolutely. I'll probably hop on a Thalys train to go down (the date suits me more, than September too), but even by car, from Brussels, it's probably three hours less, if not more, one way. I'll rent a car down in Lyon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    I have not been there but for the success of the festival financially, it could be a very good move.
    I wouldn't bet on that, though I suspect that the French bands will be more inspired in Lyon than in lost-in-the-woods Carmaux

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    I was gonna ask about that. I've never been, but I remember Paul Sears telling me that Carmeaux is sort of cut off from the rest of civilization, so it was a pain in the ass to get there.
    Well, I rented a car (from Benelux) and always took a week-long trip, taking my sweet time to visit the area and go back up.
    TBH, I'd done everything there was to see at least twice (once with the mistress and once with the legit - neither fancied the music), but it's not like there was little to see either. Soooo, iy'll be less bucholic, but more practical, I'm sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Lets see what a train ticket to Lyon costs...

    Might just become my first Rio festival.
    For those flying in, it's much better to land in Roissy -Charles De Gaulle than Orly, because there are direct trains to Lyon (often delayed, though) stopping in the airport
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve F. View Post
    Rocktime no longer exists. It was officially dissolved about a month ago.
    So who are the organisers?
    And where do I buy tickets and get info about logistics etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytomars View Post
    So who are the organisers?
    And where do I buy tickets and get info about logistics etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post

    I'm assuming the Freakshow guy is pissed.
    That's what the media has been reporting all week. Super pissed, even.
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