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!
Rock en Seine. © Olivier Hoffschir
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
At Bois de Vincennes, Route de la Pyramide, Paris
From June 10, 2017 to June 11, 2017
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.
At Hippodrome de Longchamp, Route des tribunes, Paris
From June 23, 2017 to June 25, 2017
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
At Philharmonie de Paris, 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris
From June 30, 2017 to July 10, 2017
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
At Parc de la Mairie de Carrières-sur-Seine, , Carrières-sur-Seine
From June 30, 2017 to July 2, 2017
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
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
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
At Hôtel de Ville, Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris
From July 6, 2017 to July 8, 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
At Parc de la Villette, 211 avenue Jean Jaurès, Paris
From July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017
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
At Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, 1, Avenue de la Grille de l'honneur, Saint-Cloud
From August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017