In addition to the racing action unfolding on the track on 13th & 14th June, spectators can enjoy a full week of entertainment from 7th -14th June. A host of festive, fun-filled events will run alongside the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours, inside the circuit, on the track and around its immediate surroundings.
Scrutineering: Sunday 7th (14h30 – 19h00) and Monday 8th June (10h00 – 18h00)
As has been the case since 2012 scrutineering and administration checks (Pésage in French, term used in the early days of motor sport) will be held at the Place de la République in the heart of the town. Over a day and a half the 56 cars and the 168 drivers in the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours will present themselves one by one to the scrutineers to see if the cars comply and the drivers are fit to drive them.
Autograph session: Tuesday 9th June 17h00 – 18h30
During the autograph session in the pits straight spectators will be able to meet and speak to the drivers entered for the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours. They can also get a close look at the cars that will be on the grid a few days later.
Entertainments village: Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14 June
In addition to the Le Mans 24-Hours official village with its numerous exhibitors, stalls and boutiques, an new entertainments village will be installed in the International Karting Complex. The traditional fun fair with its big wheel, the children’s’ village, the Young Drivers’ Criterium and many other side shows (concerts, diving demonstration, etc) will be located in this space. The Alain Prost Kart track will be open to the public all week as well as the 24 Building with its simulators and games arcade. It’s accessible on foot and there will also be a permanent free shuttle service (lines 7 and 9).
The open-air evening concerts are a key ingredient of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Three POP & ROCK live concerts will be put on for spectators on the stage near the Dunlop Footbridge. It is free for general enclosure ticket holders.
Wednesday 10th June 2015 at 20h00
The Lemon Queen a foursome from Angers will warm up the crowd before Jabberwocky. The French electro-pop group will play its tunes infused with joyful and melancholy undertones.
Thursday 11th June at 20h00
Cali will be on stage to entertain spectators and thrill them with his proud and sentimental rock music as well as extracts from his latest album. Tom Zinc will ensure the first part of the show.
Saturday 13th June at 20h00
The star of this exceptional evening will be British singer, Charlie Wilson. DJ Loran will go on stage before him to fever up the ambience followed by the Honeymoonshaker duo.
The night at Le Mans will go on rocking until the small hours with DJ Moule and the Dixon Brothers bringing down the curtain.
In addition on Friday 12th June on the International Kart Complex site four groups of DJs will follow one another on the stage to entertain the crowd. They can dance to the rhythms of Jr Yellam accompanied by Green & Fresh Band, Trinity and DJs Willy Williams plus Irie Ites Sound who will mix live!
Women’s pavilion: Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th June
In 2015 for the first time the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is providing a zone entirely devoted to women and the motor car during the Le Mans 24 Hours. The Women’s Pavillion covers over 400 m2 and will be an exclusively female meeting place with many activities.
Ford-Ferrari Duel exhibition: Wednesday 10th to Sunday 14th June
An exhibition devoted to the one of the most legendary duels in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours will be on show in the village.
Track and pits visit: Friday 12th June from 10h00 to 18h00
All spectators who have a general entry ticket can visit the pits and walk on the legendary tarmac as far as the Dunlop Footbridge. The cars in the Le Mans Legend field will be on display during the pit walk.
Starting ceremony Saturday 13th June
The Automobile Club de l’Ouest is bending over backwards to put on a great show for the crowd with a grandiose and moving ceremony prior to the start. The festivities will began at 07h30 with the parade, followed by the warm-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Le Mans Legend race and the Aston Martin Racing Le Mans Festival, the national anthems of the entrants and various other events including the handing back of the Le Mans 24-Hours Trophy to the president of the ACO and the French Patrol’s overfly of the track.
And don’t forget the numerous boutiques of our partners, brands and suppliers and bring home souvenirs of the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Le Mans town centre and the neighbouring municipalities will also beat to the rhythm of the Le Mans 24 Hours with many festive events. A Concours Tradition et Elégance on the square on the Quinconces of Le Mans and the first R’Hunaudières in Ruaudin will be held on Tuesday 9th June. On 11th June Arnage will continue the fun with Arnage in the Race. No rest for the spectators on Friday either with the Virage de Mulsanne shows, the Classic British Welcome in Saint Saturnin, a show devoted to Porsche in Teloché as well as the Drivers Parade that will set off through the streets of Le Mans at 17h30!
Lots of entertainment for everyone during Le Mans week.