The festival in its 27th edition will present international stars of great trajectory and emerging from July 29 to August 1
Tempo Latino, the leader Salsa Festival in France, resumes its activities after its forced pause due to the Pandemic. The whole family will be able to enjoy this summer in the open air, on its main stage “Les Arènes” of the presentations of established and emerging artists of Latin music in Vic-Fezensac (Gers, France) during the last weekend of July. Tickets for all performances are already available in advance since last January on their website.
At Les Arènes (main stage), Tempo Latino will present the concerts: Pacific Mambo Orchestra (Friday, July 30 – 9:00 P.M.), Los Van Van (Friday, July 30 – 11:00 P.M.), Interactivo (Saturday, July 31 – 9:00 P.M.), London Afrobeat Collective (Saturday, July 31 – 11:00 P.M.), Alain Pérez (Sunday, August 1 – 9:00 P.M.), and Issac Delgado (Sunday, August 1 – 11:00 P.M.), to close all their nights.
Every day of the festival, before the nightly live performances, in between each concert or before leaving Les Arènes, Tempo Latino offers a Caribbean atmosphere where you can taste exquisite dishes and enjoy a guest DJ each day in La Conga. Also, you can do the same at Bar Habana, in front of the bullring “El Pueblito”. Here, from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M., you can improve your Salsa steps with Atocha Showman with a free dance lesson.
To quench your thirst, you can head to La Placita, located at the back of Les Arènes. In this corner from 6:00 P.M., you will be able to savor varied and national wines, or if you prefer to continue discovering Latin specialties and crafts, you will find them in the dozens of stands in El Barrio. The El Barrio area is located in the center of the international market.
First Salsa Festival in Europe!
The Festival Tempo Latino maintains since 1994 its artistic focus on Latin and Afro-Cuban Music. The desire of this festival was and continues to be to make this live and popular music known. Its 500 volunteers invite event attendees each year to discover Latin rhythms for four consecutive days.
Since the beginning of Tempo Latino in the town of Vic-Fezensac, Les Arènes and its georithmic satellites of Conga and Cap Tempo have been the places designed to receive the maximum Salseros, who discover and enjoy the rhythms, artists, and Caribbean flavors of the moment.
Tempo Latino, being the Salsa ambassador in Europe, has presented for 27 years more than 200 renowned and emerging artists and orchestras, among which are: Papo Luca, Sonora Ponceña, Oscar D’Léon, Yuri Buenaventura, Los Van Van, Ernesto “Tito” Puentes, Afro Cuban All-Stars, Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri Orchestra & Alfredo De La Fé, Jimmy Bosch, Willie Colon, La Sonora Ponceña, Orishas, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Omar Sosa, Omara Portuondo, José Alberto “El Canario”, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Johny Pacheco and his Tumbao Anejo, among many others.
Know the Ticket Reservation Methods
The three-day ticket for access to all Les Arènes concerts, which will take place from Friday to Sunday, is available for € 85 on its online platform.
This pass can be exchanged for a bracelet, valid for one person, and can be collected starting Friday at noon, at the counters dedicated to ticket controls located on both sides of the doors of the main stage.
You can also purchase your tickets at:
At the Tempo Latino Office: 3, rue du Général Delort, 32190 Vic-Fezensac
Authorized payments: Check (payable to Tempo Latino), Vacation Voucher, Cash, and Credit Card
During the Festival: The Tempo box office moves to Les Arènes. 18-20, Avenue Edmond Berges, 32190 Vic-Fezensac. Telephone: 05 62 06 40 40 / 05.62.06.66.56
Authorized Payments: Check (payable to Tempo Latino), Vacation Vouchers, Cash, and Credit Card
At the Artagnan Tourist Office in Vic-Fezensac: 18, rue des Cordeliers, 32190 Vic-Fezensac.
Authorized payments: Check and Cash
How do you Get to the Festival?
By car: Distance by car. Bordeaux – 170 km | Montauban – 115 km | Toulouse – 100 km | Tarbes – 80 km | Agen | 70 km | Auch | 25 km
By Train: Vic-Fezensac does not benefit from a station. Toulouse, Agen, and Auch are stations suggested for arrival. Tempo ferries will meet you there and escort you directly to the festival venue.
Unmissable Will Be Tempo Latino 2021!
Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Los Van Van, Interactivo, London Afrobeat Collective, Alain Pérez, and Issac Delgado will display their talent on stage
In this Twenty-Seventh Edition of Tempo Latino (a festival held outdoors), all the biosecurity measures implemented in the country will be respected.
First Salsa Festival in Europe!
Los Van Van will close on the first night of the festival. They will celebrate its 50 years of trajectory in Tempo Latino 2021.
Los Van Van was founded in 1969 by the bassist, composer, and legend of Cuban music, Juan Formell.
Juan, accompanied by José Luis Quintana, known as “Changuito” and César “Pupy” Pedroso, invented the “Songo”, a Cuban rhythm predecessor of the “Timba” or Cuban Salsa.