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The largest country and western music festival in Europe takes place this weekend in the town of Mirande, in southwest France . It welcomes stars from the world of country music, including both international and domestic acts.

The 2013 edition of the "Festival de Country Music Mirande" festival takes place from the 11th to the 14th of July and consists of 50 concerts over 4 days. Phil Edwards will present the acts at Mirande's "Sun Stadium", the world's first solar powered concert stadium venue. The lineup combines acclaimed American country acts, such as Peter Kingsbery, Amanda Cevallos and Randy Thompson, alongside homegrown French artists such as Nolwenn Leroy and GG Gibson. Country acts from Germany, Italy and Northern Ireland will also be on hand to add to the international flavour.

If you are lucky, you might even rub shoulders with members of the Ewing family. The...

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