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5 music festivals in France - Summer 2024

Oh, summer! The days are longer, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and music festivals are in full swing. And you, dear music lover, are probably looking for the best festivals to spend an unforgettable summer.

1. Les Vieilles Charrues (July 11-14, 2024)

Howling Birds Blog - Vieilles Charrues 2023

If you're a fan of alternative rock, Les Vieilles Charrues is the festival for you. Located in Carhaix-Plouguer in Brittany, this festival welcomes international artists every year. Paul McCartney, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, and David Bowie have already played there! This year, the 32st edition will feature Sting, PJ Harvey (for your rock side), but also Flavia Coelho and Olivia Ruiz (for your French side). In addition to music, there are obviously local food and drink stands to delight your taste buds. Kenavo, I have to go buy my tickets!

2. Solidays (June 28-30, 2024)

Howling Birds blog - Solidays 2023

Solidays, the socially engaged festival, is back for its 26th edition in the heart of Paris. It's held every year in June and brings together thousands of people for a solidary cause: the fight against AIDS. This year, you can see artists such as Charlotte Cardin, Mika, and Pomme. Moreover, the festival's profits are donated to the fight against AIDS, so it's time to party for a good cause.

3. Nice Jazz Festival (August 20-23, 2024)

Howling Birds blog - Nice Jazz Festival 2023

The Nice Jazz Festival, created in 1948, is one of the oldest music festivals in the world. As its name suggests, the atmosphere ranges from "lots of jazz" to "a little bit of jazz but not too much". It takes place in the city of Nice on the French Riviera. Guest list to be defined for 2024! In addition to music, you can discover the city of Nice and its surroundings, which are a must-see tourist destination.

4. Les Eurockéennes (July 4-7, 2024)

Howling Birds blog - Eurockéennes 2023

Located on the Malsaucy peninsula near Belfort, Les Eurockéennes is one of the most popular music festivals in France. Every year, it attracts thousands of people for a unique outdoor music experience. This year, you'll find artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Zaho de Sagazan, David Guetta, and Sum 41. In addition to music, there's also camping to extend the experience!

5. Rock en Seine (August 21-25, 2024)

Howling Birds blog - Rock en Seine 2023

Rock en Seine is a rock music festival located at the gates of Paris. With headliners such as Lana del Rey, The Offspring, and PJ Harvey, this festival is a must-see destination for rock music fans. Moreover, if you're from the provinces, you can discover the city of Paris and its wonders (and its not-so-clean streets) (yes, I'm from the provinces)!

In short, whether you're a fan of rock, pop, jazz, or electronic music, these festivals offer a unique experience that will allow you to have fun all summer long in France in summer 2024!


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