Les Rencontres Trans Musicales (generally referred as Les Transmusicales de Rennes or Les Trans) is the name of the three day music festival held every year in December, in Rennes, France. Ever since its inception, the festival has been renowned for anticipating some of the hottest acts in music. It has become one of the key musical events in Europe, reaching attendance levels of 30,000 people and appreciated by critics and professionals in the industry.
The festival mostly showcases the best of contemporary rock, post-punk, along with smatterings of electronica, and pop.
This is a festival for music lovers. The festival has a reputation for having a good nose for what will get big, but the artists are never just pop stars, combining artistry with the latest trends in music.
2013 will see Benjamin Clementine, Gang Do Eletro, Le Vasco, Melt Yourself Down, Mozes & The First Born, Public Service Broadcasting, The Skins, and A Tribe Called Red headlining.
Single day tickets for Thursday are €22.80, while for Friday and Saturday they go for €30.80.
Weekend tickets are sold for €50.
VIP passes (Thursday to Sunday) go for €66.
There are concessions available for students and the unemployed.
Past line ups
Arists that have played at Les Rencontres include: Cabaret Voltaire, Lenny Kravitz, Einstürzende Neubauten, Nirvana (in 1991 before they became the biggest band in the world), Björk, Ben Harper, Portishead, Massive Attack, Beck, The Prodigy, the Offspring, Daft Punk, Fat Boy Slim, Beastie Boys, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, and many more.