Cultural Programme

  • Ella Eyre | Yo!Fest
  • Juicy | Yo!Fest
  • Chameleon Mime | Yo!Fest
  • Flight by Laura Wadha | Yo!Fest
  • Dudes of Groove Society | Yo!Fest
  • Matt Abbott | Yo!Fest
  • Dj Junior Goodfellaz | Yo!Fest
  • Baron Corentin - Freestyle Football | Yo!Fest
  • Al'York | Yo!Fest
  • Il Tour di Davide by Nicola Sersale | Yo!Fest
  • The Rising Sun | Yo!Fest
  • Circus performances | Yo!Fest
  • Ouvrir la Voix/Speak Up - BTS | Yo!Fest
  • Oona | Yo!Fest
  • The Living Hostel | Yo!Fest
  • The Loner | Yo!Fest
  • Debut | Yo!Fest
  • Born This Way: Gay in Armenia | Yo!Fest
  • Christopher Giroud | Yo!Fest
  • Ariane Vera and Constanza | Yo!Fest
  • I-Puppets | Yo!Fest

Ella Eyre

Friday, 1st June 2018

9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

The BRIT Award winning R&B/pop singer Ella Eyre will be headlining Yo!Fest when it returns to Strasbourg on 1-2 June!

Ella Eyre was first heard in 2013, when she featured on Rudimental's number one single Waiting All Night- the same year she won her first BRIT and MOBO Awards. From there, she’s gone on to create music that is set to get everyone dancing when she takes to the stage this summer.

Juicy

Friday, 1st June 2018

7:40 p.m. - 8:20 p.m.

JUICY is Julie Rens and Sasha Vovk, an all girl (POWER) duo from Belgium (FIRE!) ready to take the world by storm with their nostalgia infused blend of retro-futuristic R&B. The duo started playing parties around Brussels 2 years ago as a nineties/00’s R&B and Hip Hop cover act. Their intoxicating (and highly humorous!) live shows steadily built into a hype that blew all the way over to Paris, France.

In 2018, this divine and diabolical duo unleashed their first EP composed entirely of original JUICY tracks. Be ready for a throwback to the golden age of R&B.

Chameleon Mime

Friday, 1st June 2018

6 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.

Eight different musicians, joined by a strong desire to create and live their own passion for music, set up the project Chameleon Mime in May 2015. It mixes together different music genres such as Swing, Ska, Latin and Funky to create original, passionate and unique sounds.

Flight by Laura Wadha

7:05 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Two young sisters who arrive in Sweden having fled the war in Syria are becoming teenagers in a new world. They try to hold on to the memories of their once beautiful home while struggling to deal with the repercussions of growing up surrounded by war. A movie that will make you laugh and cry by Laura Wadha.

Laura Wadha is an emerging documentary filmmaker and recent graduate of Norwich University of the Arts. She will soon be studying an MA in Directing Documentary at the National Film and Television School.

Official Selection:
- Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
- Norwich Film Festival 2017
- London Short Film Festival 2018

Dudes of Groove Society

Friday, 1st June 2018

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The big funky machine! Dubbed after the acronym Dudes Of Groove Society, the quartet performs funk with a new face, rich in influences and always faithful to a principle: groove and still groove!

Matt Abbott

Friday, 1st June 2018

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Matt Abbott is a spoken word artist and social activist from West Yorkshire, UK. After making his stage debut a few weeks before his 18th birthday in 2006, he's gone on to forge a career which has so far included a major label record deal, two 5* Edinburgh Fringe shows, a major UK theatre tour and much more. His work blends social and political commentary with kitchen-sink realism, and is presented in a dynamic and engaging style.

Over the last few years, he's shared a stage with acts including Paul Weller, The Fall, Sleaford Mods, Sara Pascoe, Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Loach. He is poet-in-residence at the National Coal Mining Museum for England, and an ambassador for Trinity Homeless Projects and Eureka! The National Children's Museum. He also runs a spoken word record label called Nymphs & Thugs.

He is taking his current show 'Two Little Ducks' on a 22-date UK theatre tour this autumn, which will be accompanied by a book release. The show explores the core reasons behind the working-class Leave vote in the EU Referendum, whilst also recounting his experiences of volunteering at the Calais Jungle refugee camp.

Dj Junior Goodfellaz

Friday, 1st June 2018

10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Junior Goodfellaz is a dj from Brussels whose sounds are behind L’or du Commun and Roméo Elvis’s hits. He stands for and defends multicultural approaches to music. His music is his way of telling a story and of taking people on a journey. Join his performance on the Friday night!

Baron Corentin - Freestyle Football

Friday, 1st June 2018

5 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Corentin Baron is a professional freestyle footballer with over 10 years of experience. Vice Champion in France and Top 16 in Europe, he will demonstrate his skills during Yo!Fest!

Al'York

Saturday, 2nd June 2018

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Al’York is a four piece rock ‘n’ roll band, based in Ankara, Turkey. The four members met whilst studying at Başkent University’s Department of Music and formed Al’York in June 2015. They bring together backgrounds in jazz, blues, punk, electronic and folk. Their style can be described as rock ‘n’ roll, dark, bluesy. We’re very active in the local music scene and released our self-titled debut EP in May 2016.

Il Tour di Davide by Nicola Sersale

Friday, 1st June 2018

7:25 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.

David, a city tour guide, leads his faithful tourists into a bizarre and surreal excursion through Rome and its famous landmarks that have witnessed the reasons for his broken heart.
Il Tour di Davide is a film about the importance of letting go and communicating openly with others. The tour bus becomes a form of group therapy for the main character, Davide, a disheveled young tour guide.

Writer and Director
Nicola Sersale was born in Rome in 1987. An award-winning filmmaker, his latest film - bittersweet comedy “Ideal Husband” picked up Best Film at the Ferrara Film Festival and a Gold Remi at the WorldFest Houston.

The Rising Sun

Saturday, 2nd June 2018

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Founded in 2012, The Rising Sun plays explosive blues- rock with jazz and funk influences. The band has already played more than 200 concerts, prime shows, and performed for Ana Popovic, Fatals Picards as well as Blues Pills. They've just released their very first album simply entitled “The Rising Sun”.

Circus performances

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

FEDEC

The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) will offer two artistic performances created and performed by students from renowned European circus schools on Friday 1st June (5 p.m. – 5:30p.m.) and Saturday 2nd June (4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.). The performances will be followed by a Meet & Greet discussion with the artists. You might spot some clowns as well!

Graine de Cirque

On top of that, on Saturday at 4 p.m., young artists from Graine de Cirque’s Youth Circus Company, located in Strasbourg, will join the show. Here is the summary of the performance: a drop, a suspended moment in time among flying sheets. A multifaceted origami that allows the reader to fall freely. Messy jugglers and anonymous dreamers invite you to enter a world of crazy balancing acts and moving papers. The teen students worked on expressing their own vision of the world, opposing reality to fanciful and dreamlike images.

Ouvrir la Voix/Speak Up - BTS

Friday, 1st June 2018

7:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

A film written and directed by Amandine Gay

Women of African descent converse about what it means to be a woman today and belong to the Afro community. By sharing their experiences and aspirations for the future, they speak up and take control again of their own representation.

Come to our Opinion Space tent at Yo!Fest on Friday evening to watch the behind the scenes of the documentary movie.

Oona

Friday, 1st June 2018

6:30 p.m. - 6:40 p.m.

‘Oona and the bear’ directed by Zaida Bergroth highlights the EU’s environmental policy through the tale of Dalva who, after getting lost and stranded in a menacing forest, finds her way home with help from an unlikely friend.

This movie is part of the European Commission new cross-media campaign, #EUandME.

Come and enjoy the movie at the Opinion Space tent!

The Living Hostel

Friday, 1st June 2018

6:40 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.

‘The Living Hostel’ directed by Matthias Hoene, a heartfelt story of a Grandmother who longs to see the sights of Europe. Unable to afford the adventure, her grandchildren devise a plan to earn enough money to make her dream come true.

This movie is part of the European Commission new cross-media campaign, #EUandME.

Come and enjoy the movie at the Opinion Space tent!

The Loner

Friday, 1st June 2018

6:50 p.m. - 7 p.m.

‘The Loner’ directed by Tomasz Konecki, a warm and light-hearted tale of Jan, a Polish man living in a log cabin deep in the mountains. After ordering some ski shoes online, Jan falls in love with the woman who delivered them and must go to great lengths to see her again in order to confess his feelings.

This movie is part of the European Commission new cross-media campaign, #EUandME.

Come and enjoy the movie at the Opinion Space tent!

Debut

Friday, 1st June 2018

7 p.m. - 7:05 p.m.

‘Debut’ directed by Dalibor Matanić, the emotional story of a young Croatian farmer striving to be a football star while wrestling with internal conflicts and questions about his sexual orientation.

This movie is part of the European Commission new cross-media campaign, #EUandME.

Come and enjoy the movie at the Opinion Space tent!

Born This Way: Gay in Armenia

Friday, 1st June 2018

7:15 p.m. - 7:25 p.m.

A documentary by Merri Mkrtchian

Enrolling in the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography was Vrezh Varzhapetyan’s first step toward his dream of becoming a film director. But the experience has not been easy. Varzhapetyan is openly gay and many of those who learned about his sexual orientation initially prevented him from making friends and finding the inspiration he sought. After he suffered a knife attack, the Institute became for him a place of struggle and anxiety. Now 22 and about to graduate, Varzhapetyan considers these difficulties an inseparable part of his memories.

Come watch it at our Opinion Space tent!

Christopher Giroud

Friday, 1st June 2018

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Christopher is a french singer that was born in Cameroon. He started singing in a reggae band in Colombia in 2012.

Check him out on our Small Stage on Friday!

Ariane Vera and Constanza

Saturday, 2nd June 2018

11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Ariane Vera and Constanza are sisters with German-Argentinian roots who
use their voices to advocate sustainability and a world free from (gender) stereotypes.

I-Puppets

Friday, 1st June 2018

8:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

The Dutch Street theatre company Close-Act will perform I-Puppets on both Friday night and Saturday during the day.