Each summer, over 800,000 festival goers flock to Lorient in Brittany to celebrate the Festival Interceltique Lorient, a celebration of the region's unique Celtic tradition in France and also in the British Isles and northern Spain. Since its inception in 1971, the festival becomes the temporary center of the Celtic world with 10 days and nights of non-stop song and dance. The Festival includes:
- 10 days of shows and events in early August
- 4500 musicians, singers, dancers, visual artists, academics, filmmakers, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Britain, the USA, Canada , Australia, etc ...
- A parade attracting over 60,000 spectators on the first Sunday
- Some 80,000 paying spectators
- 750,000 visitors and spectators
- 120 stage shows, 60% of which are free.
- Free noziou the fest, music workshops, conferences, concerts every day on stages and bars of the city, master classes free of Celtic instruments, daily parades, bagpipe competitions, bagpipe, accordion, Celtic harp, drums, pipe bands, garden arts and luthiers, space Lyrics and solidarity ...
- Sports: sailing races (CeltiCup) Golf (Golfceltrophy) of gouren, games Athletic Breton ...
- Exhibitions of art and costume art, a book dock, an artisan market in line with the theme of the festival.