Festival season is well underway and where better to dance the nights away to some of your favourite bands and DJ’s than on the picturesque beaches, courtyards of french Chateau’s or on the banks of the Seine. Here’s our rundown, of some of the must-attend French music festivals that you’ll want to pencil in your diary.
When: 9-17 July
Who’s Playing: The Chemical Brothers, Prodigy, Pharell,
Vibe: Surf and beach, electronic and dance, there are a number of free stages and two paid stages one with live bands the other called the big boîte ( boîte is french for nightclub) featuring DJ sets.
When: 8-13 July
Where: Calvi, Corsica
Who’s Playing: Mark Ronson DJ Set, Soulwax and Agoria
Vibe: The festival you’ll want to attend with your girlfriends for a fun-packed beach electronic and funk party. Expect sponsored tents from French fashion brand Ba&sh, pedicures at the Havaianas tent, massages by the sponsored Grazia tent and a festival box from My little box.
Who’s Playing: Playing 4 the city, Harvey Sutherland, Tom Trago
Vibe: Smaller family-orientated, eclectic and artsy festival offering workshops, theatre shows and a general laid back happy vibe.
When: 1-3 July
Who’s Playing: Elie Golding, Iggy Pop, Macklemore, Editors
Vibe: Expect a crowd in this beautiful quaint northern city of France
When: 26-28 August
Who’s Playing: Shadow puppets, Massive attack, Damien Jr Gong Marley, Wolfmother
Vibe: One of the largest festivals in France a mix of pop, hip-hop and rock
Where: Monts (central France)
Who’s Playing: Soul wax, Soul jazz orchestra, Lilly Wood and the Prick
Vibe: Expect an eco-friendly family crowd, eco-village and soulful jazz