Fêtes de Wallonie 2015
19 Sep 2015
Did you know that Salvatore Adamo won his first radio contest at the age of 16 with Si j’osais, in 1959, at the Théâtre Royal of Mons, saved from elimination by a jury member who was seemingly more enlightened than his colleagues? Forty-three years later, on 23 June 2002, Elio Di Rupo officially gave him the freedom of the City of Mons while on 20 October of the same year the Mayor of Comiso, in Sicily, inaugurated the exhibition Comiso, Adamo’s village in the Town Hall’s Saint George Room. Without a doubt: Adamo is from Mons! How about you? At the heart of the Wallonia Festival, on Mons’ Grand-Place, a classical orchestra will accompany the biggest hits of this eternally young romantic. La Nuit, Sur la route des étoiles, whether the snow falls or not, don’t forget that les roses sont roses: c’est la vie, inch’Allah!