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The French export office is to host a series of London gigs under the Oui Love banner, also used for its festival presence and a new B2C website
By IQ on 08 Feb 2017
French music export office Bureau Export has announced a series of new London-based club nights to promote French artists in the UK.
Under the name Oui Love, the first takes place at Birthdays (250-cap.) in Dalston on 9 March and will feature performances from Sônge (pictured), Juveniles, DBFC and Bantam Lyons, all of whom will play a French showcase at ILMC the previous day.
The launch comes amid the unveiling of a new consumer-facing website, ouilove.co.uk, and the rebranding to Oui Love of Bureau Export’s presence at festivals and on social media.
The media partner for the shows will be consumer music site The Line of Best Fit, whose editor, Paul Bridgewater, comments: “Since the creation of the site, The Line of Best Fit’s focus on new music discovery has been far-reaching. Recognising an ever-growing French scene, we are delighted to partner with Oui Love for a series of UK shows showcasing the best talent in French music.”
Rockfeedback will promote the concerts.
Bureau Export’s David McKenna calls 2016 a “benchmark year” for French music in the UK, with chart success for Kungs, Caravan Palace and Christine and the Queens, the latter of whom had the year’s bestselling debut album.
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