Festival Cognac Blues Passions 23e édition (2016.07.07)


  • Festival Cognac Blues Passions 23e édition, Jardin Public, Cognac, France
  • Google Street View


  • Summer Tour 2016


Intro tape
1. Analyse
2. Animal Instinct
3. Wanted
4. Linger
5. When You’re Gone
6. Ode To My Family
7. Just My Imagination
8. Loud And Clear
9. Free To Decide
10. I Can’t Be With You
11. Conduct
12. Desperate Andy
13. Schizophrenic Playboys
14. Salvation
15. Ridiculous Thoughts
16. Zombie
17. Empty
18. You And Me
19. Promises
20. Dreams
Outro tape: “Exodus” (Bob Marley & The Wailers)


  • +/- 85 minutes


  • 5,000 / 7,000


  • Venue


  • Preshow / Soundcheck


  • Show


  • Ticket

  • Poster / Banner


  • Advert


  • Other



  • Charles X





  • The Cranberries were the headliners of the day.
  • This 5 days long festival was located in “Jardin Public” in Cognac downtown.
  • There were 3 different stages in that park, The Cranberries played the main stage called “Blues Paradise”.
  • The “Blues Paradise” stage is quite small, much smaller than usual for The Cranberries.
  • Very first show of the tour with Cranberries-specific merchandising (2 t-shirts and 1 hoodie, see photos)
  • In the afternoon The Cranberries did a 20/25 min soundcheck. People/fans already in the park were allowed to stay but not too close. Security was checking and no photos were allowed (but a few exists, see above). The band played Desperate Andy, Free To Decide, Just My Imagination, Animal Instinct & Schizophrenic Playboys. Dolores sang the first 3 songs and left the stage just after. The rest of the soundcheck was instrumental only.
  • Charles X was the only other act opening for The Cranberries on the same stage. All the other bands were free concerts and happened during the day on the other 2 stages located further away in the park (all bands are written on the e-ticket if you want to know who they are).
  • The Cranberries hit the stage at 11:15 PM, schedule officially late due to the football UEFA Euro 2016 semi-final match (Germany-France) playing at 9:00 PM. Charles X then hit the stage around 9:00 PM which usually is the best time!
  • Noel was full of energy that night, unusually walking EVERYWHERE and even staying dead center many times just like if he was the frontman… very cool!
  • For the first song of the encore The Cranberries chose EmptyShattered was not played (see photo of the setlist)


  • Show 1 to 6 · Bertrand Lafarge (musique en live)
  •  Show 7 to 11 · Dominique Rimbault
  • Show 12 · Stef (Instagram @flomaniel)
  • Show 13 · S@titi
  • Show 14, 15 · Bruno Migliano
  • Show 16 · Christophe Duchesnay
  • Show 17 · Patrick Bertrand
  • Other Acts 1, 2 · S@titi
  • Other Acts 3, 4 · Guillaume Souvant
  • …and thanks to the uncredited authors. We don’t know who you are! Contact us if you’d like a credit and tell us which one is your photo/item/stuff.

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