[ MIDƐM +24 LIVE ] The programme on the stages of the Palais des Festivals unveiled!

After a successful prefiguration edition that drew more than 9,000 spectators, MIDƐM+ LIVE is back in Cannes from 24 to 27 January 2024.
The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes will host six concerts, including three co-headliners, with established and emerging artists.
Indie rock, Afro-pop, RnB, Rap, French chanson, electro or even classical music, the MIDƐM+24 LIVE line-up is resolutely eclectic and internationally focused.
This line-up will be complemented by immersive and innovative showcases and artistic experiences, which will be revealed in the coming days.

Published on 13 November 2023


Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.Debussy Theatre

Orchestre national de Cannes
Pierre-André Valade, conductor
Yaron Deutsch, electric guitar
Florent Bontron, flute

Hugues Dufourt

L’Enclume du rêve, after Chillida for electric guitar and orchestra

André Jolivet

Concerto for flute and string orchestra

Ivan Fedele

Due letture del Tempo

An evening to dust off so-called “classical” music and demonstrate its modernity with three works by composers from the 20th and 21st centuries! Non-conformist, humanist and innovative, contemporary music is alive and well and firmly rooted in its time. Proof of this is composer Hugues Dufourt’s latest creation, for electric guitar and orchestra, performed by guitarist Yaron Deutsch, a fervent exponent of the music of today’s composers.


Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:00 p.m.Grand Auditorium


Baxter Dury celebrated 20 years in the music business in 2021. 20 years of louche, caustic music, London nocturnal snapshots, sweaty, sexy and casual bass lines, and downtempo disco, carried by a sense of desolation but also by a deep affection for humanity.

These 20 years were the occasion for the release of “Mr Maserati”, a compilation of the best tracks from the six albums to his credit, as well as a new song, D.O.A., co-written with his son Kosmo. Baxter Dury returns in 2023 with an 8th full-length: I THOUGHT I WAS BETTER THAN YOU. Produced by Paul White and Danny Brown, the album was co-written with British singers Eska and JGrrey in addition to Madeleine Hart.Classy keyboards, addictive bass, driving drum machines, disillusioned spoken-word vocals, female backing vocals and R&B inspirations: packed with humor and self-deprecation, the son of the famous Ian Dury has thus been developing a rich discography over the past twenty years, as changeable as the British sky.



Since meeting at the Malmö Academy of Music in 2007 – before making their first worldwide waves with hits Tommy Gun and Full Steam Spacemachine – Swedish rock band Royal Republic have cultivated an “anything goes” spirit that goes against genre labels. No boundaries, no limits. They’ll give you sweet disco one minute, and rip your face off with a brutal thrash assault the next. Backstage, their collective DJ sets mix the Beatles, Cannibal Corpse, Steely Dan and the Backstreet Boys without batting an eyelid. You’ll also be treated to Bob Dylan and Eminem. But also Motörhead. Their debut album in 2010, We Are The Royal, establishes a potty Rock style (see Underwear). It was with their second album, Save The Nation, released in 2012, that they began to make a serious impact, thanks in particular to the single Everybody Wants To Be An Astronaut.

They returned two years later under the name Royal Republic and the Nosebreakers to present acoustic country versions. The real gear change would come in 2016 with Weekend Man. Suddenly dressed in elegant suits and armed with irresistible boogies, they embrace their blend of diverse influences without trying to please the purists.

Hot tracks like Walk, When I See You Dance With Another and Baby are born, full of punch and charisma. If there’s one thing Royal Republic’s live shows don’t lack, it’s confidence. It’s this combination of breathtaking rock, precision technique and fun that makes them one of rock’n’roll’s most interesting bands.


Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.Grand Auditorium

She’s known as “the Yoruba-ibo girl”, an allusion to her bi-tribal origins. Yemi Eberechi Alade, born in 1989, is a Nigerian Afro-pop singer and actress.
Like many Nigerian artists, Yemi Alade was bitten by the singing and dancing bug as a teenager, starting to sing in a church choir at the age of 12.
Supported by her family and friends, she devoted herself to music in 2005 under the tutelage of Bayo Omisore. Her rise to fame really took off in 2009 after she won the “Peak Talent Reality Show”.

The professional music career of “Mama Johny” (one of her nicknames) took off after she signed a deal with Effyzzie Music Group in 2012. Her first single “Fimisile” was quickly streamed on video platforms. Her track Johnny, launched in March 2014, meets with huge success.

She’s the first Afro-pop star to surpass 100 million views on Youtube. Her career is truly launched.

After performing live alongside Nigerian music heavyweights (Dipp, Ice Prince, Eldee, MI, Sauce Kid, Shank, Sir Shina Peters, Waje, Wizkid and Yemi Sax) Yemi Alade now stands alone at the top of the bill.
In 2019, in addition to featuring on Beyonce’s Don’t Jealous Me single, she released her fourth studio album Woman of Steel containing collaborations with artists such as Rick Ross, Angélique Kidjo and Funke Akindele.

Release of her new album scheduled for January 2024.


Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 9:00 p.m.Debussy Theatre


After a first sold-out world tour (over 200 concerts in Europe, USA, Asia…) and the success of hits like Nopalitos, Blow Up or Moon (now certified diamond with over 150 million streams), Marseille-based producer, crooner and multi-instrumentalist Mathieu Hocine has just shared his most accomplished album to date. This collection of emotionally-charged songs is a tribute to his Mediterranean roots, and a showcase for his science of melody. Building on his recent successes and the experience of producing his very first soundtrack on the film AZURO, Kid Francescoli is now one of the best French songwriters of his generation, easily identifiable by his unique signature sound.


In 2014, French 79 landed on a scene he thought was French. In just a few months it quickly revealed itself to be international. The single Between the Buttons, taken from his debut EP ANGEL, instantly placed him among the producers who matter.

This successful debut enriches the tracklist of the Olympic album, alongside a second pop gem, Diamond Veins, a duet with American diva Sarah Rebecca. The album meets with widespread international acclaim, opening the way for Simon Henner to play over 150 concerts worldwide. He thus completes his track record as godfather of the Marseilles electronic scene, which he had already invested with Husbands, Nasser and Kid Francescoli, with whom he will share the bill for the Cannes concert. An opportunity to discover his latest opus.

If the first two were respectively about birth and childhood, the third album TEENAGERS is dedicated to adolescence, on which keyboards and analog synthesizers predominate, as on its predecessors. Not only does this opus reflect his broad range of talents as a songwriter and producer, it also takes us on a powerful sensory and introspective journey.


Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.Debussy Theatre


She, luminous, empathetic, distinguished, irrigated with heightened emotions and inner chaos. He’s a studio rat, an explorer, an adventurer, a stickler for approval and a sickly perfectionist. In both, the same drive for curiosity, high standards, aesthetic abundance and creativity. It’s almost fifteen years now since EmiIie Satt and Jean-Karl Lucas patented the French pop duo. Christened Madame Monsieur, they released two EPs, Malibu (2013) and Tandem (2016), and opened for Ibrahim Maalouf on his 2016 tour. Their debut album, Vu d’ici, was released in April 2018.

At the same time, they took part in the Destination Eurovision TV show on France2, winning with the song Mercy, inspired by the birth of a baby girl on the humanitarian boat of the NGO SOS Méditerranée. With the same song, the duo represent France at Eurovision 2018 (Lisbon), coming 13th. This was followed by compositions for other artists such as Slimane, Bilal Hassani, Hatik, Kery James, Nawel Ben Kraïem or Stacey Kent…

In their third album, Madame Monsieur deliver an inextricable connection between the intimate and the external world, the place of the individual in the midst of an extraordinary event. Delicate always, modest, without judgment or moralism, like Pupille, a song shared with Les Frangines. Their new album Nos solitudes, crafted and produced at home, is a blend of existential fragility and a taste for others, of mirror effect and clear-sightedness. Organic, round, soft in sound, as in rhythm.


Horses of fire, syncope to the fairies. It’s said that the poem was originally a song. Like all mythologies, this one has become untraceable.
However, listening to Clara Ysé, her words-cavalcade, her verses-prophecy, her voice that arches from shadow to light, one thinks one sees the poem incarnate. The singer-poet and her prodigious musicians lead us through a forest of unclassifiable symbols, borrowing and synthesizing a variety of rhythms and myths. French chanson, epic polyphonies, fusion, the singer moves forward, balancing between worlds, on the edge of words, and unites them in a powerful, bewitching and generous show.



Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 9:00 p.m.Grand Auditorium

Soolking, known under the pseudonym MC Sool until 2013, real name Abderraouf Derradji, born December 10, 1989 in Baïnem, in the northern suburbs of Algiers, is an Algerian rapper, singer and former dancer.

In 2018, Soolking found success in France with the tracks Milano, then Guérilla, before achieving international success with the single Dalida. In tribute to the singer Dalida, Soolking covers the chorus of the hit Paroles… Paroles…. He released his first solo album in the process, entitled Fruit du démon, which was quickly certified a gold record.

In 2020, Soolking released his second opus Vintage. Cheb Mami, Heuss l’Enfoiré, Dadju, Gambi, SCH, 13 Block, Jul, Kliff and Méro responded favorably to his invitation on this project.

In 2022, Soolking returns with his album Sans Visa featuring tracks such as Suavemente or Balader.

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