Manot Festival Itinerary – what’s happening and when!

With less than a week to go to the Music and Arts Festival in Manot (16500), it’s ‘all go’ for everyone involved. The musicians are busily practicing and perfecting their set list; the stallholders are putting the final touches to the arts and crafts they’ll be presenting; the dancers are ramping up for their performance and the tea dance and Sheila, from Portman Fitness is getting her demonstration ready.

It’s been non-stop for all of us with making sure posters are up and that the event is advertised in as many places as we can find. There is an article in Etcetera magazine and an article will be published in the Charente Libre later this week.

As well as the music and stallholders, there is also a bar, selling wine, beer and soft drinks. There are also two food vendors, selling burgers, chicken wraps and pizza.

If you want to find out more about the festival, please visit our website –

We’re hoping for good weather, especially as we know that several people will be camping at the site on the night of the festival. If you have a tent, caravan or camper van, you too can stay over at the site, which means you don’t have to worry about having a beer – in fact, we actively encourage people to stay! Please visit our campsite page to find out how to book.

Finally, we look forward to meeting you all and we’re sure it’s going to be a spectacular day. We are unable to provide tables and chairs for everyone, so please feel free to bring your own, so you will be comfortable..and if it’s a hot day, don’t forget an umbrella and sun cream!

For more detailed information about what’s happening on the stage and when, please see the  itinerary below. Times may vary slightly, but we hope this helps you plan your day.  

Time Act
12.00 – 12.30 Welcome and David Chave
12.30 – 13.00 Dick Short
13.00 – 13.30 Laurence Norman
13.30 – 14.00 Trevor Smith
14.00 – 14.15 Official opening with the Maire
14.15 – 15.00 The Choir That Rocks
Whilst The Macadivas set up Sheila Portman fitness warm up on the dance floor
15.00 – 16.00 The Macadivas
16.00 – 18.00 Susan and Gary McDonald – Fly Right Dance Co – demonstration of dance, micro-lesson and Tea Dance.

Raffle also to be drawn.

18.00 – 19.00 Carol and Gary’s Music Box
19.00 – 20.00 Cassonade
20.00 – 21.00 Samphire
21.00 – 22.00 Freefalling
22.00 – 22.45 The Robbie Williams Experience first set
220.45 – 23.00 Freefalling and all musicians
23.00 – 24.00 The Robbie Williams Experience second set


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