Summer Music Festivals in Paris

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The summer music scene is in full swing, and Paris has a wide range of outdoor festivals, so we thought we’d give you a run down of our favorite annual festivals going on through summer. Some have already passed, so be ready to buy your tickets for next year, as they sell out quickly! And, as always, stay up to date on all the latest festivals, events, and activities on our monthly event calendar.

We Love Green | June 2 – 3
Bois de Vincennes, 75012
Metro: Porte Dorée (8)
Price: 1 day pass from 59 euros
A festival that puts the emphasis on music and eco-responsibility, We Love Green has rapidly become an unmissable springtime musical event. Now with quality rock, a relaxed atmosphere and even activities for children, We Love Green stands out on its own. This year, the festival will be held in the natural setting of the Bois de Vincennes. Expect good sounds as well as good vibes!


 

Download Festival | June 15 – 18
Base Aérienne 217 de Brétigny-sur-Orge, 91220
Metro: Gare de Bretigny (RER C)
Price: 3 day pass for 165 euros
For all lovers of metal, rock, heavy and hard, Download Festival Paris opens its doors to you in June, about thirty minutes away from Paris! Newly arrived from the United Kingdom in 2016 and counting on rock programming, you will be ensured to have a blast with your friends, your partner or your family! This year’s headliners included Ozzy Osbourne, the Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson, Guns N’Roses as well as Ghost, The Offspring, and The Hives.


 

Photo by Savoir Faire Paris

Solidays| June 22 – 24
Hippodrome de Longchamp, 75016
Metro: Porte d’Auteuil (10)
Price: 1 day pass 15 euros and 59 euros
Solidays is a united festival dedicated to combatting AIDS. The programme is varied and eclectic, catering to all tastes! Numerous tops of the bill but also favorite artists are to be planned.  Thanks to its varied selection of artists, we can assure you that this will be an unforgettable moment! And for a good cause! Music styles ranging from pop and hip hop, to reggae and electro.


 

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FNAC Live | July 5 – 7
Hotel de Ville, 75004
Metro: Hotel de Ville (1)
Price: Free!
At the beginning of July, the FNAC moves in the esplanade of the town hall of Paris for unforgettable and 100% free outdoor evening concerts! Around thirty concerts will take place and the public can take advantage of this magical moment to discover its new favorite artist or to move to the rhythm of its favorite artists. The headlines of the previous years are Louise Attaque, Feu Chatterton or still Lilly Wood, and The Prick! There will be something for absolutely everyone!


 

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Peacock Society| July 6 – 7
Bois de Vincennes, 75012
Metro:Boulogne – Jean Jaurès (10)
Price: 2 day pass for 69 euros
Peacock Society Festival is an event that gathers up to 15,000 people in the atypical and unusual places of Paris. It stands among the unmissable festivals of electronic music. Spread over two days, go experience its musical-visual arts and artistic influences. The scene of this festival welcomes the biggest in their categories. Among them, for the program in 2017: Nina Kravitz, Dixon, Marcel Dettmann, Moodyman, Levon Vincent and many more are ready to set the public alight and to vibrate your eardrums!


 

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Lollapalooza | July 21 – 22
Hippodrome de Longchamp, 75016
Metro: Porte d’Auteuil (10)
Price: 2 day passes for 149 euros
Lollapalooza is an internationally known American festival and it makes its second appearance in France in 2018: great news for the music lovers because the participants can count on the presence of artists such as Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, The Killers, Diplo, Noel Gallagher, and Kasbian. This festival joins the big league among those of its category and is going to create a sensation during its arrival in France! 50 groups and 120,000 festival-goers are expected.


 

Rock En Seine | August 24 – 26
Domaine de Saint Cloud, 92210
Metro: Gare de Saint Cloud (Transilien U, Transilien L)
Price: 1 day pass from 59 euros
For the past fifteen years, Rock en Seine has not stopped expanding and being known as one of the best festivals of the year. This fame has been achieved thanks to artist presences like Muse, Radiohead, Calvin Harris, Justice, Lilly Wood and The Prick, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Skip the Use, Major Lazer and many others! As every year, this festival offers the best of rock, of pop and of electro music and knows how to gather the generations, the musical styles, and nationalities. This music festival marks the symbolic end of summer before back to school and is an awesome way to close out the summer holidays. Come with friends and family for 3 days of fun and sunshine!

 

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