Feu Ô Lac: four days of festivities in the bay area for Ascension

The City of Geneva, in collaboration with the Canton, will celebrate “Feu Ô Lac” during the Ascension weekend, from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 May 2023. The programme includes events for everyone, both on the quayside and on the water itself, concerts, refreshments areas and, in the evening, a display of drones that is unique in Europe. There will be free admission to all the activities and concerts.

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Detailed programme and practical information: www.feuolac.ch

Three stages will be set up around the bay. Close to Baby-Plage, the Main Stage will primarily host concerts by local groups and two premium concerts on Friday and Saturday evening. Topping the bill is Tiken Jah Fakoly (Saturday 20 May, 10.30 p.m.).

An actual platform on the lake, with unrivalled views of the Jet d'eau, the Lake Stage will be dedicated to stand-up comedy evenings and DJs.

The Rotonde Stage (Rotonde du Mont-Blanc) will serve up a programme incorporating a wide range of dance styles (electro, tango and traditional). At this site, in collaboration with OPAGE and the Union Maraîchère de Genève, a large stand will be dedicated to local beers, wines and food products, while numerous food trucks will set up stall along the quays.

1,350 drones over the bay

On Thursday 18 May, Friday 19 May and Saturday 20 May at 10 p.m., a total of 1,350 drones will light up the bay in a show that promises to be simply magical, lasting 23 minutes and designed in three dimensions so that it can be seen from any point where the Jet d’eau is visible. It is designed to be accessible to all. The soundtrack will be broadcast live on One FM.

Entertainment on the lake

Entertainment has also been programmed on the lake. Musicians will travel on lines 1, 2 and 3 of the Mouettes genevoises (Friday 19 May from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.). A fancy dress paddle race (Saturday 20 May from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.) will start at Tropical corner. Equipment hire and registrations on site.

Festive events

On the quays, several festive events are on the agenda. These include the tennis village (quai Gustave-Ador), created in partnership with the Gonet Open. For all four days, two mini-tennis courts, a marquee for autograph signings and a speed trap for services will be available to the public.

Close to the Lake Stage, a giant jass tournament will be organised on Sunday 21 May, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (registrations on site). In addition to the drones in the evening, several other events will be organised. A large-scale roller-skate party will be held on Pont du Mont-Blanc on Saturday 20 May between midday and 4 p.m. On the same day, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., a soap box race will be organised between Avenue de France and Quai Wilson (soap box provided, registrations on site). Cycling activities will also be organised on the quay.

Traffic restrictions

Throughout the four days, certain traffic restrictions will be in place around the bay, and access to some sites will be restricted. More information: Geneva Cantonal Police and www.feuolac.ch


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Press contacts

Department of Security and Sports of the City of Geneva (DSSP)
Cédric Waelti, Policy Advisor responsible for communication, tel. 079 596 19 79.

Department of Health, Safety and the Population (DSPS)
Laurent Paoliello, Head of Cooperation and Communication, tel. 079 935 86 75.

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Article modifié le 22.08.2023 à 11:10