Footsbarn en Fete 2022

When: 15- 17 July 2022

Where: Footsbarn Travelling Theatre, Address: La Chaussée, 03190 Maillet, France


The legendary Footsbarn Festival has announced its line-up for 2022 with an exciting mix of live music, theatre and comedy.

The three-day event will take place in the company’s iconic big top tents, and neighbouring fields will host free wild camping for festival-goers. Set in the rolling countryside, in the heart of the Bourbonnais in central France, La Chaussée (a converted farm) has been Footsbarn’s home since 1991 and has become a cultural hub for Footsbarn Travelling Theatre and their entourage of weird and wonderful theatre acts.

This year they have invited London’s legendary Green Note venue to curate two nights of live music with headline slots from Michelle Stodart from internationally renowned The Magic Numbers and the return to La Chaussée of the legendary Hank Wangford, along with the Lunatraktors, Itchy Feet (as seen in the film Yesterday) and other acts, TBC.

This year’s Festival will also see the showcase of Little Gerda and the Queen of the Snow, Footsbarn’s first new production in three years and the first under its new artistic director Sadie Jemmett.

In the same rich vein as Footsbarn, is Anglo-Irish theatre company Baubo Theatre, who will be making its debut at the Festival with a show that promises to be high-octane, physical, and rooted strongly in visual design and traditions of the clown and bouffon.

To complete the stella line-up will be Paris comedian Julie-Albertine (@juliealbertine), a rising star on the French comedy circuit and an acclaimed scriptwriter.

The Festival is held in the company’s iconic big top tents, and neighbouring fields will host wild camping for festival-goers.

As well as great theatre shows, comedy and live music expect some new additions, such as family activities and immersive theatrical installations that will add to this year’s experience and offer something fresh, new and bold to patrons old and new.



Programme – Footsbarn Fete 2022

Friday 15th

4.30pm: Opening ceremony

5.00pm: Little Gerda ( and the Queen of the snow) (children’s theatre, small tent)

6.30pm: Aperitif/ food

8.00pm: Bau Cat (music, big tent)

9.00pm: Bar break

9.30pm: Lunatraktors (music, big tent )

10.30pm: Campfire jam

Saturday 16th

4.00pm: Baubo (family theatre, small tent)

5.30pm: Aperitif/food

7.00pm: Compagnie Quatre Cats from Brittany (theatre, small tent)

8.30pm: Bar break

9.00pm: Michele Stodart from The Magic Numbers (music, big tent)

10.00pm: Hank Wangford (music, big tent)

Sunday 17th

4.00pm: Little Gerda (and the Queen of the snow)  (children’s theatre, small tent)

5.30pm: Aperitif/food

6.30pm: Julie-Albertine + friends (comedy, big tent)

8.00pm: Bar break

9.00pm: Footsbarn Allstars – Zoe/ June/ Sadie / Haka (music, big tent)

10.00 pm: Closing ceremony (bar and DJ!)

(Programme subject to change)

Images from 2021 – Footsbarn’s 50th anniversary fete!