If you're a fan attending Le Mans this year, there's plenty more to enjoy on top of the race itself.
In addition to the Le Mans 24 Hours the spectators can enjoy a week full of entertainment thanks to the numerous festive events held during the 82nd running of the legendary endurance race. A quick round-up of the not-to-be missed rendezvous!
Always an eagerly-awaited event! Three concerts are programmed inside the circuit during the Le Mans 24-Hours week. They will take place during practice and the race on the stage near the Dunlop Footbridge. They are free for general enclosure ticket holders.
Wednesday 11th June at 20h00
Medhi will get the fans in the mood before Holliziz. The future star of pop music made in France will charm the crowd with his powerful voice, pop melodies and his daring texts.
Thursday 12th June at 20h00
Rendezvous with Renan Luce who is making his comeback this year with the Album D’une tone à tout petit poids. Before him the Charivari Group will warm up the crowd.
Saturday 14th June at 20h00
The star will be the not-to-be-missed world reggae sensation Alpha Blondy preceded by young Belgian singer, Noa Moon.
In addition to the three evening concerts, unusual entertainment and exhibitions will take place in the village and on the track from Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th June. A quick non-exhaustive summary
Drivers’ autograph session
On Tuesday 10th June at 18h30 on the pit straight the spectators will be able to meet and talk to the drivers and also get a close look at the cars, which will be on the grid a few days later.
And don’t forget the pit walk on the two practice days (Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th June) from 08h00 to 15h00, and from 10h00 to 18h00 on Friday 13th June.
Funfair: 07h00 to midnight
The traditional Le Mans 24-Hours funfairs will be installed in the perimeter at Maison Blanche and in another space near the Dunlop Footbridge.
The village specially devoted to children inaugurated in 2013 is back again this year. A real attraction park for kids between 3 and 7 years old will be installed in the village with a team of qualified monitors present to look after them without forgetting the daily Mickey newspaper!
Guided visits behind the scenes of the Le Mans 24 Hours
The ACO offers spectators the possibility to discover what goes on behind the scenes at the race thanks to a guided visit of one hour in groups. Accompanied by a guide they can go to unusual places and discover the history of the race through different anecdotes and an eventful trip.
Information and booking on www.24h-lemans.com
Prices for registration: Adult: 15€ ; 10/18 years: 10€ ; under 10: freet ; ACO member: 11€ ; Family Pass (4 people): 45€
Prices on-the-spot: Adult: 20€ ; 10/18 years: 15€ ; under 10: free ; ACO members: 13€ ; Family Pass (4 people): 50€
Porsche Spirit of Le Mans Exhibition
This year Porsche is making its comeback to endurance in the blue riband category, and a big exhibition of ten cars that have marked the history of the make at Le Mans from the 50s to the 90s will be on display in the village.
Exhibition Pavillion de l’Innovation
The Pavillion de l’Innovation will host the partners of the race: Michelin, Dunlop, Shell the Sarthe General Council and the town of Le Mans as well as the main manufacturers on the theme of innovation in the motor car, sustainable mobility and new technologies.
This is the period of the World Cup and spectators at the Le Mans 24 Hours will be able to follow the opening ceremony of the Football World Cup in Brazil live on the giant screen in the village. The matches will also be aired live on Friday and Saturday.
The Le Mans 24-Hours village will be packed with different forms of entertainment on a non-stop basis with concerts, bands, artists, jugglers, acrobats, TV shows and demonstrations of artistic football. The different boutiques of our partners’ brands and our accessory suppliers will be open all week in the village so you will be able to buy souvenirs from the 82nd Le Mans 24 Hours to bring home.