Christine and the Queens is coming to the French Riviera this summer — you have been warned — now, get ready to be wowed!
For Madonna, “she is great”. For Mark Ronson, “her voice is amazing”. Now, after her success at this year’s Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent to the Grammys), winning Best female Artist and Video of the year, Christine and the Queens is getting ready to conquer the rest of the world with the release of her chart-topping debut album “Chaleur Humaine” in English. If that was not enough, she also has a number of live dates coming up on the French Riviera this Summer, including the opening of the Pantiero festival.
The French indie pop singer Héloise Letissier – her stage name is a reference to the drag queens who inspired her to sing when she lived in London – is nothing short of a musical phenomenom in France. Her album has sold over 300,000 copies since it was released last year. It contains 11 songs in both French and English, many of which have become huge hits, such as Saint Claude and Christine, that are accompanied by fun videos that sees her dancing like a female version of Michael Jackson.
Always dressed in suits, the young artist – she is only 26 – wants to be “a character who is outside the classic code of seduction”. Original and free, she makes aluring electronic pop music that is both flamboyant and minimalist and people can’t seems to get enough of her.
After playing the Sporting in Monaco on the 6th of july, Christine and the Queens will kick-off on the Pantiero Festival in Cannes on the 25th July. She won’t be alone. Other electro pop musicians like Yelle, The DØ and Dream Koala will also be performing at the three-day event.
Christine and the Queens plays the Sporting in Monaco on Monday the 6th of July at 8:30 pm. Tickets cost 63,50 € and can be purchased through all the usual outlets or reserved online.
The Pantiero Festival will be held from Saturday the 25th to Monday the 27th of July in Cannes. Tickets cost 30 € for Christine and the Queens and 25 € for all other artists. They can be purchased directly on the festival website.
All images courtesy Christine and the Queens website