Les Escales is a world music festival organised every summer in Saint-Nazaire since 1992. The town’s harbour is transformed for the occasion, to host a programme of traditional and contemporary multi-cultural music. For two days, around 40,000 festival-goers come to get away from it all, dream and dance to the sound of fifty or so concerts on 5 stages. The line-up strikes a balance between famous artists and new talents to discover. Every year, a different part of the world is in the spotlight. As well as concerts, Les Escales offers a few activities such as street shows and exhibitions.