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La Route Du Rock : France’s best and biggest alt music fest : live review"

La Route Du Rock in Saint Malo has been going for 26 years now, and in that time little has changed. The independently-minded ethos to offer the finest in alternative music while uncovering the best new bands has never faltered, meaning LRDR has gained a similar cultural caché to the UK’s ATP in France, without the financial meltdowns or unreliability. The team behind the festival operate with the kind of prudence that allows British punters to come for around £150, ferry across the channel and camping included, and while there are no real bona fide superstar draws this year, it’s a wholly consistent and lovingly assembled programme as ever.