The two festivals are brought to you by Le Manège Mons Maubeuge, the cross-border cultural centre. Every year it puts on more than a hundred performances and festivals combined including the Follies et Via 2016. For nearly 30 years, the Festival Via brings together forms of expression as far apart as the performing arts and digital design. Its shows in 3D in which artists, acrobats, and musicians perform is one of the major events of the contemporary stage. Another highlight - Les Folies festival invades the town: town-centre streets, car parks, squares, and even cafés, with an outstanding programme. Concerts, parades, shows, exhibitions, and fireworks turn urban spaces into places of artistic expression through multiple art forms.