You can’t beat a good festival and with Glastonbury on a break this year, we’ve been exploring other countries to work out just where to be this Summer! France is famous for its music and without a doubt, there’ll be a French festival that tickles your music bone this year!
June 30 – July 7. Théâtre de la Mer. Prom. Maréchal Leclerc, 34200 Sète
This is an adaption of a radio show and is hosted by the main presenter, Gilles Peterson. Set for June 30-July 7, this will be a week of both French and international music, including Connie Constance, Andres AMP Fiddler, BADBADNOTGOOD and Hermeto Pascoal.
The festival will be split between beach sessions and concerts at the Théâtre de la Mer and kicks off with a pre-opening party at La Ola featuring Dj Cam / Souleance (live), Screatchin Beg, Fred BNX and Keltoum (live).
If you want tickets you can buy online but be quick – some days gave already sold out!
Electro Beach EMF
July 12 – 14. Lydia, Ship Avenue des Sables, Port-Barcares, Pyrenees-Orientales
Who doesn’t love a bit of electro – if that’s you, then head on over to Port-Barcarès for France’s biggest electronic music festival! Ambassadors of the event include Red Bull, La Depeche and Midi Libre and with a line up including Armin Van Buuren, DJ Snake and Afrojack, it’s no wonder everyone’s expecting it to be a big success! With over 100 artists, be ready to be entertained this year!
Tickets are available online as well as day passes and VIP access.
Live au Campo!
July 21 – 28. Le Campo Santa, Rue Amiral Ribeill, 66000, Perpignan, France
This is the 3rd year this festival has been running and the first that it runs over 5 nights instead of 2. With rave reviews the past two years, the line up has this year expanded even further to include Norah Jones, Madness, Gabriel M and Kilembe, amongst others.
You can grab tickets onsite at Rue Amiral Ribeill from 18:30 to 20:00 or online via the official website.
July 21 – Aug 7. Festival Fiest’A Sète, Théâtre de la mer, Sète
This is Fiest’A Sète’s 22nd year (!!) and will be welcoming this year artists from the world over, including Cuba, New Orleans and Colombia. There will also be art exhibitions to enjoy and wander around at nearby Espace Félix 2 quai General Durand 34200 Sète (free entry).
Tickets are available to buy online from the official website.
Féria de Beziers
Aug 10 – 15. City Centre of Beziers
This is not so much known as a festival but a giant party in the centre of Beziers. Only 20 mins from the nearest campsite, crowds gather on the streets to celebrate the happening event of the year! Over a million people have attended in previous years, making it one of the places to be this Summer!
The Feria has been happening since 1968 and features a number of different musical styles, including street music, traditional bands and party anthems.