Summer in Paris has no shortage of concerts and festivals, but if you need help navigating the musical scene here we’ve rounded up a guide of 6 of the best festivals not to miss this summer. No matter the type of music you like; rock, jazz, electro, pop, reggae. Get your tickets (and sun screens ready) – ?here’s our lineup.
This festival, organised by Solidarit? sida, raises awareness of AIDS in third world countries and fights
against the stigma of this deliberating illness. Running for over three days in June, there are over 200
artists performing this year including Junior Gong Marley, Die Antwoord and Angus and Julia Stone.
Each year the number of festival goers increases, probably due to the friendly and community feel of the event.?Additionally a strong focus on ecological living is promoted and information on AIDS and sexual
health is readily available. Solidays also is partnered with numerous associations throughout the
26 ? 28 June
L?Hippodrome de Longchamp
Line 10 Boulogne, Line 1 or RER C Porte Maillot
For more information Solidays
La Plage – Glazart
For the summer months the beach comes to Paris (Yes! Actual sand!) , along with food tucks,
p?tanque, free concerts and outdoor clubbing. La Plage has been gaining traction over the last few
years and there?s no doubt why ? the chilled and relaxed atmosphere of this festival is something
Parisians desperately crave for after the long winter. The musical program which runs every
weekend until October consists of an eclectic mix of music from Indie rock to electronic. Sonore,
Newtrack and We Are Rave are just some of the numerous artists to perform at LaPlage.
7-15 Avenue de la Porte de la Villette 75019
Every weekend Until October 3 2015
Paris Jazz Festival
Held every weekend until July 26, this enchanting festival is celebrating its 22nd year by paying
homage to Paris- one of the international centres of Jazz following WW1. Located in the leafy
surround of Vincennes, there is a wonderfully artistic and relaxed atmosphere open to all ages.
There is an extensive programme featuring traditional and contemporary jazz talents, there are also
activities for les enfants.
Until July 26
Esplande Saint-Louis, in front of Ch?teau de Vincennes
RER A Vincennes, M?tro line 1 Vincennes
For further information Paris Jazz Festival?
Only in its fifth year, FNAC Live managed to attract more than 100 000 music lovers last year-
perhaps due to the fact that it is completely free! The entire music line up will be announced at the
end of June, but artists including Oscar and the Wolf, Jeanne Added are just two of many acts
headlining the event. Held in front of H?tel de Ville from July 15 ? 18, the crowds will inundate the
event, so make sure you arrive early if you want a decent spot.
July 15 – 18
H?tel de Ville
Line 1 & 11 H?tel de Ville
For further information FNAC Live
Paris Quartier d??t?
A great platform for experimental art and music, this festival brings out the best of the underground
arts scene for the summer. Since its debut in 1990, Quartier d??te has showcased a diverse
programme of events ranging from lectures to dancing, this year will be no different with a more
extensive and interactive festival planned. With a communal and inclusive philosophy there are
many free events as well as paid ones spread throughout the city.
July 14 ? August 8
Rock en Seine
One of the most famous and attended music festivals in France is Rock en Seine. The festival
presents the best of contemporary rock and pop music to the thousands who flock to the parks at St.
Cloud. Rock en Seine heralds the end of the holiday season with spectacular excitement and
exhilaration. Kasabian, Chemical Brothers and Tame Impala are just a hand full amongst the many
artists performing this year.
Parc Saint Cloud
August 28 ? 30
M?tro Line 10 Gare d?Austerlitz