18 en Scènes, a unifying festival

Between 2006 and 2010 the festival has headlined emerging artists in the legendary venues of the Parisian district

By Le Mila

Affiche 18 en scènesLe Mila

Born from the initiative of Enrico Della Rosa, co-founder of the Mila and the City Hall of the 18th district, the first edition of the festival 18 en scènes was held from September 3rd to 9th 2006.

Sebastien Tellier rue du PoteauLe Mila

At the time, the Mila had not yet opened up to the other professions in the music industry and only included record labels. With this festival, the city council confirms its support to the companies by helping them to present on stage artists from their catalogs. 

Team PBox (2020) by KopetoLe Mila

The other ambition of the festival was to create a federative moment between the labels, the numerous venues, the inhabitants of the district and the artists. PBox, the concert organizer of Rue Messager, was in charge of the production. 

Some concerts were held in historic locations in the borough or outdoors, some were free, and emerging talent shared the bill with better-known names.

two years later the festival becomes the "festival of the independent attitudes" and other structures of the 18° join the project as Les Trois Baudets, mythical room of Paris which since the years 1940 gives the microphone to the young talents, 

and the Centre Musical Fleury Goutte d'Or-Barbara (FGO), a 2500M2 venue opened that year with the ambition to give a boost to emerging artists.

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Thanks to Gildas Dexheimer, PBox for his participation

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