Les Tambours De Feu
A spectacular show of incredible intensity.
The drums set your pulse racing. The flames blur your vision. The smell of burning could be the fireworks, or perhaps the devil walks the streets of Melbourne tonight.
The tradition of the Correfoc (fire-run) is one of the world’s most ecstatic sensory bombardments, and for twenty years Basque company Deabru Beltzak has been setting the world ablaze with ritualistic percussion and extravagant costumes loaded head to toe with pyrotechnics. Hard and fast drumming seems to conjure exploding fountains of fire and bestial energies induce a pagan frenzy that cannot be contained.
Far more than a concert, Les Tambours de Feu will propel you headlong on a dizzy parade through Melbourne itself. Nothing else can hold a candle to it.
SEE YOU THERE!
Meet in Federation Square from 8.15PM on performance evenings. Bring comfy shoes—you'll be following the procession around the CBD. Be sure to share your photos with the #melbfest hashtag, and check out Snapchat for our special filter!
Please don't bring chairs or seating, as there is no dedicated viewing area.
IMAGE | Raphael Helle
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