Music from Nantes
Christine and the Queens
Probably the most famous artist on this list, Christine is now recognized internationally for her "freakpop", (think electro pop with a lot of edge).
In 2016, Christine was ranked number 1 in Vanity Fair's list of most powerful and influential French people who "promote French genius".
The music of Jeanne Cherhal is more in line with classic French pop with piano and multi-instrument orchestrations. But its arguably in her lyrics, mixing humor and sadness, that she creates her own world.
Electro / Dance
Elephanz is an electro / pop duo formed in January 2008 by the two brothers Jonathan 'Jon' and Maxime 'Max' Verleysen. The brothers are the sole composers and songwriters of their albums. They are both vocalists, with Jonathan playing guitar and Maxime the keyboards.
This collaboration group consisted of 4 DJs, using each live performance to show their skills on the turntables. The band uses tailor-made LED-display systems to provide a dynamic visual representation of their performances. During the summer of 2012, the group toured around Europe performing in many sold-out events.
KO KO MO
This duet is the new jewel of the Nantes rock scene. Hard not to be captivated by the energy of their songs, fueled with 70's rock with a modern touch. There might be only 2 of them but they will fill the stage with the energy of their live performances.
The Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire (ONPL) is a symphony orchestra based in Angers and Nantes. The orchestra receives support from the Regional Council of the Pays de la Loire, the French Ministry of Culture (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles), the municipalities of Nantes and of Angers, and the General Councils of Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, and La Vendée.
Anger Nantes Opéra
The Angers-Nantes Opéra was created in January 2003 through the fusion of the opera companies of Angers and of Nantes, in order to give fresh impetus to the provision of opera throughout western France. The company uses a variety of performance spaces in the two cities, and across the region, but the main spaces are the 728-seat Grand Théâtre in Angers, and the 784-seat Théâtre Graslin in Nantes.