The best music festivals in Paris in 2017

Here's our definitive selection of some of the best music festivals in Paris this year. Find your favourite and get out there!

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Whether you are looking for classic rock ‘n’ roll, folk, soul or techno, here is our round-up of some of the best music festivals in Paris this year. Find the one your prefer and get out there this summer!

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We Love Green

Concert, Festival

We Love Green

Nestled in the sprawling green surroundings of Bois de Vincennes, the two-day long music festival, We Love Green, also attempts to minimise its ecological footprint through various environmental-friendly and sustainable energy choices. Among others, the Parisian music festival relies on an eco-responsible stage design, uses energy generated from solar panels and recycled oil generators, recycles the waste produced and serves organic food from local and sustainable producers.

When: June 10 and 11, 2017

Where: Bois de Vincennes, 75012 Paris

Genre: Rock, electro, pop

Line-up includes Justice, Nicolas Jaar, A Tribe Called Quest, Abra, Flying Lotus, Solange, Ta-Ha, Niki Niki, JonHopkins DJ, Richie Hawtin Close and Motor Cycle Drum Ensemble

Tickets: One-day pass €49, two-day pass €88

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At Bois de Vincennes, Route de la Pyramide, Paris

From June 10, 2017 to June 11, 2017


Solidays

Concert, Festival

Solidays

Now in its sixteenth year, the annual music festival Solidays continues to go from strength-to-strength. Prepare to dance into the wee hours of the morning, as the 2017 edition promises a stellar mix of rock, hip-hop, electronica and folk music. Organised by French association Solidarité Sida, the proceeds from the festival go in support of the fight against AIDS. The festival also goes a long way in being ecologically conscious, with a focus on common transport options, organic and sustainable food, and recycling of waste materials.

When: June 23-25, 2017

Where: Hippodrome of Longchamp, 75016 Paris

Genre: Rock, electro, hip-hop, folk

Line-up includes The Prodigy, Kungs, Flatbush Zombies, -M-, Ibrahim Maalouf, Vitalic ODC Live, Diplo, Vald, Soulwax, House of Pain

Tariff: 3-days pass €89-€99, differing tariffs for single and two days/night passes.

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At Hippodrome de Longchamp, Route des tribunes, Paris

From June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017


Days Off 2017

Concert, Festival

Days Off 2017

In its eighth year now, the Days Off festival organised by the Philharmonie de Paris will present a refreshing combination of musical propositions, from pop, folk and rock to electronica and more contemporary compositions. The festival will be held in the acoustically-perfect spaces of Philharmonie de Paris and Cité de la Musique.

When: June 30 to July 10, 2017

Where: Philharmonie de Paris and Cité de la Musique, 75019 Paris

Genre: Rock, pop, folk, electronica, contemporary

Line up includes Metronomy, Air, Planetarium, Savages, Kate Tempest, Michael Kiwanuka, James Vincent McMorrow, Devendra Banhart, Jarvis Cocker & Gonzales, RY X, The Color Bar Experience, Lady Sir and Tindersticks

Tariff: Per concert, between €15 and €45

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At Philharmonie de Paris, 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris

From June 30, 2017 to July 10, 2017


Macki Music Festival

Festival

Macki Music Festival

Back for a fourth edition, the Macki Music Festival hits the bucolic surroundings of Carrières-sur-Seine this year with a massive line-up of concerts, DJs, live acts and a generous sprinkling of other interesting activities that are sure to make this summer music festival a great success.

When: June 30 to July 2, 2017

Where: Parc de la Mairie de Carrières-sur-Seine, 78420 Carrières-sur-Seine

Line-up includes Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains, Acid Arab, Tom Trago, Onyx, Tony Allen, Floating Points, Nightmares On Wax, Outlander Wax Theory, Lords Of The Underground, Marcellus Pittman, Kyle Hall, Funkineven, Jay Daniel, Rejjie Snow, Fatima & The Eglo Live Band, Chester Watson…

Tariff: One-day pass €26.80

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At Parc de la Mairie de Carrières-sur-Seine, , Carrières-sur-Seine

From June 30, 2017 to July 2, 2017


Les Siestes Electroniques

Concert, Festival

Les Siestes Electroniques

This two-day long free music festival at the Quai Branly museum features electronica and experimental music acts.

When: July 8-9, 2017

Where: Quai Branly Museum

Genre: Electronica / experimental music

Line-up: Sourdure, Piu Piu, N.M.O, Danny L Harle, Carle Stone, Manu le Malin

Tariff: Free

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At Quai Branly Museum | Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 37 Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, Paris

From July 8, 2017 to July 9, 2017


Fnac Live 2017

Festival

Fnac Live 2017

This annual free music festival is always a huge draw for the Parisians. This year’s edition will be held at Hôtel de Ville, Paris from July 6 to 8, 2017. Line-up will be announced soon!

When: July 6 to 8, 2017

Where: Hôtel de Ville, Paris

Genre: Pop, rock, electronica, French music

Line-up: To be announced

Tariff: Free

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At Hôtel de Ville, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris

From July 6, 2017 to July 8, 2017


Afropunk 2017

Festival

Afropunk 2017

International music festival Afropunk is definitely making a mark on the alternative musical scene in Paris. Back for a third edition, the music festival will move from Trianon to a much larger venue at La Villette and promises an excellent line-up ranging from indie rock and garage to soul, R&B and pop.

When: July 15-16, 2017

Where: Parc de la Villette, 75019 Paris

Genre: Indie rock, garage, soul, R&B and pop,

Line-up includes Yasiin Bay, FFF, Faada Freddy, Laura Mvula, Blitz the Ambassador, Petite Noir, Robert Glasper Experiment, Big Freedia, Ho99o9, Baloji, Songhoy Blues, Nova Twins, Sir the Baptist and Sate.

Tariff: One-day pass €40-€45, two-day pass €70-78.50

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At Parc de la Villette, 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris

From July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017


Rock En Seine

Concert, Festival

Rock En Seine

This year’s edition of Rock en Seine, one of the biggest music festivals in France, will see more than 65 bands perform to an excited bunch of 120,000 headbangers in the lush green surroundings of the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud just outside of Paris.

When: August 25 to 28, 2017

Where: Domaine national de Saint-Cloud

Genre: Rock, pop, electro, folk and more

Line-up includes The XX, PJ Harvey, Flume, Franz Ferdinand, At the Drive In, Cypress Hill, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pretty Reckless, The Shins, Fakear, The Kills, Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, The Lemon Twigs and many more

Tariff: Three-day pass €119, day tickets €49

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At Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, 1, Avenue de la Grille de l'honneur, Saint-Cloud

From August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017

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