Best Music Festivals in France

Skiing, raves, and mountaintop yoga, or headbanging to metal legends? No matter what you want, you can find at these French music festivals.

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 14th May 2024

Did you know France has some incredible music festivals? It might be surprising because, when it comes to festivals, many of us often think of places like the UK or the US. But France is no stranger to putting on globally renowned fests covering plenty of genres. 

Want to get consensually beaten up in a mosh pit to some of the heaviest, nastiest riffs you’ve ever heard? No problem. Want to hit the slopes and then rave all night long? That’s cool too. Want to dance under the sun? France has got you covered. 

Now you’re as excited as we are, let’s not mess about. Here are the best music festivals in France.


Bricks Festival


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When: Friday 5th - Saturday 6th of July 2024

Where: Parc De La Mounède in Toulouse, France 

2024 lineup: Adam Beyer, Boris Brejcha, Folamour, Ann Clue, Lil Texas, Bart Skills, Yasmin Gardezi, N-Vitral, and more

Coming through with a delicious lineup of house and techno with a side of hardcore, Bricks Festival comes to the gorgeous city of Toulouse, treating music fans to some huge names alongside up-and-coming DJs including local acts. 

Joining giants Adam Beyer, Folamour, and Boris Brejcha is US hardcore specialist Lil Texas, Russian hardcore group Russian Village Boys, France’s lofi and melodic techno artist Clément Matrat, and many more. 

When not raving to your favourite DJs and discovering new ones, you can enjoy the chill-out zone, cocktail bars, and food trucks. Finally, they’re throwing an afterparty on Saturday night! 


Find more info and tickets for Bricks Festival - HERE



We Love Green 


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When: Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June 2024 

Where: Bois de Vincennes in Paris, France

2024 lineup: SZA, Burna Boy, Peggy Gou, Kaytranada, Four Tet, Omar Apollo, Troye Sivan, Chase & Status, Kim Gordon, SHERELLE, Uncle Waffles, Paris Texas, BADBADNOTGOOD, Declan McKenna, and more 

A weekend packed with music, comedy, art, talks, and nature, We Love Green is all about having a great time while addressing environmental issues. And what better place for such a fest to take place than in a pretty green park? 

As you may have guessed, there are plenty of eco-focused activities such as talks and workshops on how to live more sustainably. And, of course, there’ll be performances from the most adored artists across hip-hop, R&B, DnB, house, afrobeat, indie, and more.



Festival Beauregard


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When: Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th July 2024 

Where: Château de Beauregard in Herouville St-Clair, France

2024 lineup: Idles, Bring Me The Horizon. Justice, LCD Soundsystem, Marc Rebillet, Massive Attack, The Prodigy, Bat For Lashes, Black Pumas, and more 

Returning for its 12th edition, Festival Beauregard brings an eclectic mix of music spanning from indie, rock, R&B, electronic, and beyond. 

If you’re looking for a scenic festival, look no further. Nestled between an old castle and towering trees, this festival has a unique, charming setting for you to enjoy your favourite artists. With crazy energetic crowds, a lovely backdrop, and a smashing lineup, Festival Beauregard is one of France’s best music festivals.

And, if you want to extend the fun, they’re throwing a pre-party on Wednesday 3rd with David Guetta, Zara Larsson, and Maddy Street. 



Rock en Seine


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When: Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th August 2024

Where: Domaine National de Saint-Cloud in Paris, France

2024 lineup: Fred again.., Massive AttackLCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, The Smile, The Offspring, Maneskin, Loyle Carner, Jungle, The Last Dinner Party, 2ManyDJs (live), and more 

With arguably one of the strongest lineups to rival all of France’s music festivals, Rock en Seine will be rocking 120,000 lucky revellers’ worlds in the country’s capital. 

Alongside those huge headliners will be some brilliant smaller artists including Tezo Touchdown, Sampha, and Yves Tumor. Perfect for those who enjoy multiple genres, the fest will see sets from electronic royalty, indie icons, hip-hop stars, and a splash of other genres like soul and R&B. It'll be glorious. 


Find more info on Rock en Seine - HERE 



Hellfest Open Air


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When: Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th June 2024

Where: Clisson in Loire-Atlantique, France

2024 lineup: Metallica, Machine Head, Avenged Sevenfold, Foo Fighters, The Prodigy, Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, Suicidal Tendencies, Chelsea Wolfe, Steel Panther, Babymetal, Neck Deep, and more

Metal, punk, and rock festival Hellfest is back and, as usual, they’ve got a lineup that’ll make you scream with jealousy (yep, just like every year, tickets sold out in minutes but, hey, there’s always next year!). 

Any metalhead or heavy music lover can appreciate the magnitude of such a star-studded lineup. So many bands and artists deemed rock, punk, and metal royalty can be found on its poster, including the Foos, Metallica, Megadeth, and Dropkick Murphy’s. You can find plenty of fantastic smaller artists too such as HotWax, GEL, Drug Church, 1000mods, and Wormrot. See you in the pit then, yeah? 


Find more info on Hellfest - HERE 



Delta Festival


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When: Wednesday 4th - Sunday 8th September 2024 

Where: Plages du Prado in Marseille, France 

2024 lineup: Justice, Nico Moreno, BLOND:ISH, Hector Oaks, Acid Arab (live), Sara Landry, Clara Cuve, Cera Khin, Astrix, and more

Delta Festival fuses dance music, arts, and sports (including watersports and zorbing) at a lovely beachside location in Marseille. 

Boasting over 250 artists, themed villages, actors, springboards, and so much more, Delta has nailed the recipe for an unreal festival. Each village is packed with fun activities, including body painting, makeup, handball, giant beer pong, funfair rides, and even a tattooing tent if you fancy disappointing your mum (just kidding). 

And we’ve not even touched on that whopping lineup that covers electronic, techno, house, and more. 

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Les Eurockéennes 


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When: Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th July 2024 

Where: Lac du Malsaucy in Belfort, France

2024 lineup: The Prodigy, David Guetta, Lenny KravitzSum 41Idles, Royal BloodBlack Pumas, Pretenders, Romy, Lambrini Girls, The Breeders, Purple Disco Machine, and more 

This non-profit independent festival began in 1989 and has since kept a strong following and an excellent reputation. Starting originally as, you guessed it, a rock festival, it’s since branched out to include a variety of genres. 

Covering rock, punk, alternative sounds, electronic music, hip-hop (Bigflo & Oli, for example), trance, Eurodance, and more, there’s a good variety of music to choose from. The festival comes to a natural setting, surrounded by two bodies of water: the Malsaucy and the Véronne. Because of this, you can find the “beach stage” by a lake that is simply heavenly and an intimate rave in the forest. 

Unlike some European festivals, Les Eurockéennes offers free camping. Check it out!



No Logo Festival 


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When: Friday 9th - Sunday 11th August 2024

Where: Forges de Fraisans in Fraisans, France 

2024 lineup: The Wailers, IAM, Chinese Man, Sya, Rootikal Vibes Hi Fi, K.O.G, Sika Rlion, La Ganga Cale, Universal Love Warrias Hi Fi, Charlie P, and more  

Probably the best reggae festival in France, No Logo was born in 2013 and quickly became one of the country's favourite fests. 

Staying true to reggae’s message and aesthetic, the festival is independent, naming itself "No Logo" and keeping the fest free from corporations - at No Logo, the festival belongs to the festival-goers. 

When you need to refuel in between checking out international reggae acts, you can find world cuisine and beers brewed and developed for the festival. 

The fun doesn't stop when you leave the music arena though. The campsite contains sports competitions, a circus, board games, films and documentaries, an animation team, and early afternoon concerts. 



Les Plages Électroniques 


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When: Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August 2024 

Where: Palais des Festivals in Cannes (French Riviera), France

2024 lineup: Boris Brejcha, FisherKaytranada, Lost Frequencies, Timmy Trumpet, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sara LandryNico Moreno, Gazo, SCH, and more 

France’s largest beach festival returns for another wild party soundtracked by some of the best electronic artists on the scene. 

Now in its 19th year, head over to Les Plages Électroniques for three days of beach parties, eight stages of music, and 15 hours of non-stop music every day. Share all this with around 50,000 other partiers for a summery and immersive festival experience. Get your bags packed! 



Château Perché Festival


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When: Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th June 2024 

Where: Arboretum de Balaine in Villeneuve-sur-Allier, France

2024 lineup: Château Perché Festival does not reveal its lineups 

Every year at the peak of the French summer, the once peaceful grounds of Arboretum de Balaine are transformed into a raving haven of electronic music for just a few thousand punters. The crowds here are open-minded and prioritise freedom, love, positivity, and music. 

There are six areas of music which cover loads of genres including ambient, dubstep, gabber, phonk, bass UKG, breaks, Eurodance, house, trance, amapiano, techno, dub, melodic downtempo, and more. 

Putting the planet first, anything that pollutes (non-biodegradable shampoos, spray deodorant, etc.) isn’t welcome, and the festival is always strictly vegan. 

The fest has a unique theme each year for each day. Day one this year is Monsters in Tutus, day two is The Parade of Saturn VII: Transparency and Fluorescence, and day three is Ridiculousness Gives Wings. The fest also offers extras like theatre, sculpture, games, and dance. 



Cercle Festival



When: Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May 2024

Where: National Air and Space Museum of France in Bourget, France

2024 lineup: Boris Brejcha, Disclosure B2B Mochakk, Denis Sulta, Desiree, Honeyluv, Eli & Fur, Oden & Fatzo (live), Sven Vath, The Blessed Madonna, Indira Paganotto, and more 

Allowing ravers to dance beneath the world's largest passenger aircraft, Cercle is somewhat unique. Bringing 37 artists across electronic music, Cercle merges music, art, heritage, aesthetics, and discovery, hosting events globally while highlighting cultural and natural heritage sites. 

With house, techno, tech house, and trance present on this year’s lineup, it’s no wonder the festival sold out. But you can still join the waiting list to be notified if extra tickets become available. Easily one of the best music festivals in France, you’ll want to keep an eye on this one. 





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When: Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th June 2024 

Where: Plaine de la Filhole in Marmande, France 

2024 lineup: Calvin Harris, Sum 41, Swedish House MafiaChase & Status (DJ), The OffspringTimmy TrumpetPaul Kalkbrenner, Brutalismus 3000, TRYM, Yungblud, and more

Born in 1997, the festival’s genre focus has shifted over the years, now focusing on DnB, techno, rock, indie, and dance spread across multiple stages. 

Attracting around 40,000 people each year, the festival is set in the pretty landscape of Marmande, surrounded by trees and hills. 

As well as tunes, there will also be fairground rides including a Ferris wheel, flying chairs, and bumper cars, plus a cinema, roller skating, circus artists, and plenty more games and activities. Last year, it even had a waterslide, offering attendees respite from the sun. 



Insane Festival


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When: Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th May 2024 

Where: Plan d'eau d'Apt in Vaucluse, France

2024 lineup: Billx, Dr Peacock (live), Acid Arab (DJ), Mandidextrous, NTO (live), Hilight Tribe, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Vladimir Cauchemar, and more  

Insane Fest 2024 has wrapped up now but we wanted to put it on your radar for next year! 

Living up to its name, Insane Festival brings together some of the wildest, most energetic dance music fans for a weekend of going mad to some top tunes by a lake. 

To complement the hard tunes delivered by the best in techno, dub, psytrance, harder styles and similar genres (plus some DnB), immersive, trippy décor can be found around the fest as well as top-notch production. Head over for a long, hard, liberating rave.

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When: Saturday 16th - Saturday 23rd March 2024

Where: Avoriaz Ski Resort in Avoriaz, France

2024 lineup: The Streets, Ben Hemsley, Nia Archives, Girls Don't Sync, Rudimental (DJ), Joy (Anonymous), Netsky, and more

Not all fests are about soaking up the sunshine in a field with your pals. Sometimes they’re about smashing the slopes and then raving until the morning. If that sounds more like your vibe, we reckon you'll love Snowboxx. 

This ski festival up in the mountains offers stunning views, sublime slopes, and big fat tunes. A boujee do, Snowboxx also offers bottomless brunches, comedy, zorbing (that’s when you get in a giant inflatable bubble and run around), an indoor waterpark, and so much more. 

Unfortunately, this year's edition has been and gone, but it's one to keep in mind for next year! 


Find more info on Snowboxx - HERE 



Tomorrowland Winter


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When: Saturday 15th - Saturday 22nd March 2025

Where: Alpe d'Huez in Huez, France

2024 lineup: Alesso, Eliza Rose, Nina Kraviz, Vintage Culture, Sub Zero Project, NERVO, DJ Boring, and more 

Another ski festival, Tomorrowland Winter is another we want to put on your radar for next year. We kept this year’s lineup above so you can get a feel for what to expect. 

Most electronic music fans are familiar with Tomorrowland. But what some may not know is that there’s a winter edition that goes down in France, and it’s just as magical as you’d imagine. 

Over 22,000 people attended Tomorrowland Winter 2024 to see over 150 electronic artists in techno, house, hardstyle, and EDM across eight indoor and outdoor stages. Near the entry point of the Sarenne run, the Alps' longest black run, this fest is perfect for those who love winter sports. 

You can expect insane, out-of-this-world stage designs, spectacular pyro (could you even imagine an electronic fest without?), delicious eats, and so much more. Ticket sales for 2025 will start in September this year. 


Find more info on Tomorrowland Winter - HERE 



There are so many incredible festivals in France that are definitely worth checking out if you can! Checking out your favourite artists and exploring a new city is just next-level fun.

Looking for more incredible music festivals? Check out our festival finder to find loads more happening this year. 



Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.









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