Fancy travelling to the city of love to see the incredible music festivals France has to offer? If so, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best music festivals in Paris!
Date published: 29th Mar 2023
Bonjour music lovers! Looking for foreign shoes to supply you with all your festival forays in 2023? Well, you won't have to look far, as the city of love is alive with the sound of music when the season comes around and we're here to give you the low down on the very best available. Paris is not only home to some of France's most popular music festivals, but Europe as well; attracting visitors from all over the globe. With its eclectic mix of music genres, vibrant atmosphere, and stunning venues, the music festival scene in Paris is one of the best in the world.
With its eclectic mix of music genres, no matter if you're a fan of rock, pop, electronic, indie, or any other genre of music, you'll find a place that makes you feel at home amidst the Parisian festival season. From the iconic Rock En Seine to the trendy We Love Green to the electronic beats of The Peacock Society; Paris has got the back of any facet of genre nut.
But, attending a music festival in Paris is not just about the music; it's a unique cultural experience that allows you to both explore the city's stunning history and architecture, as well as use the festivals to discover new artists and immerse yourself in the Parisian music scene and its stunning venues. From the historic Château de Saint-Cloud to the futuristic Grande Halle de la Villette to the picturesque Hippodrome de Longchamp, Parisian music festivals are held in some truly spectacular venues.
Whether you're a seasoned European festival-goer or it's your first time leaving the country for one; these festivals will offer you a unique and unforgettable time away with your nearest and dearest pals. So, get ready to put on your dancing shoes, and let's dive into the best music festivals in Paris for 2023!
Rock En Seine
2023 Lineup: Billie Eilish, Florence & the Machine, Placebo, The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Bonobo, Boygenius, Charlotte De Witte, Foals
When: Wednesday 23rd - Sunday 27th August 2023
Where: Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, Paris, France
Rock En Seine is one of the most iconic and popular music festivals in the whole of France, never mind just Paris. Held annually since 2003, the festival has become synonymous with quality music and a fantastic atmosphere, putting on a three-day extravaganza in the historic Château de Saint-Cloud; a stunning venue for music, with acres of lush green parkland to explore.
The festival has hosted some of the biggest names in music over the years, including The Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, and The Cure. This year, the quality continues, with the like of Billie Eilish, Florence & the Machine, Placebo, The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Bonobo, Boygenius, Charlotte De Witte, Foals, and many more set to grace its stage.
Aside from the music, the festival also features a variety of food and drink stalls, art installations, and myriad other activities for you to sink your teeth into when you want to give your ears a rest. Plus, the festival just has this friendly and welcoming vibe, making it an easy ride towards enjoyment.
So, if you're a fan of rock, alternative, and indie music, Rock En Seine is the perfect festival for you and your pals to jet off to. So, what are you waiting for? Secure their tickets now and get yourself ready for a Parisian party!
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2023 Lineup: Stray Kids, Rosalia, Kendrick Lamar, Central Cee, Lil Nas X, Kygo, Niall Horan, Aya Nakamura, Damso, Niska
When: Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd July 2023
Where: Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, France
Since its conception in the US, the Lollapalooza brand has made its way across the planet, setting up shop in a smattering of the biggest cities across the globe, one of the best of which is (as you've figured out by now) Paris. Making its debut in 2017, the festival has grown to be one of the biggest on France's calendar, becoming one of the most popular and arguably one of the best about.
The festival takes place over two days in the picturesque Hippodrome de Longchamp, a horse-racing track that transforms into a festival venue for the weekend. You won't be able to miss the site, as they erect a (slightly smaller) Eiffel Tower in the middle of it every year, adorned with festival branding, and pinpointing where the vibes are.
This year the lineup is as musically diverse as ever, featuring a smattering of genres from indie to rock to hip-hop to pop. It quite literally has everything. The artists making this up include the likes of Stray Kids, Rosalia, Kendrick Lamar, Central Cee, Lil Nas X, Kygo, Niall Horan, Aya Nakamura, Damso, and Niska. Amongst so so many more to open the eardrums to.
Lollapalooza Paris is the perfect festival for groups with a range of tastes, who want to attend a festival that fits their multifaceted musical afflictions. So, grab your tickets now and get ready for a weekend of the very best time with your pals.
Find more information on Lollapalooza Paris - HERE
2023 Lineup: J Balvin, Laurent Garnier, Tiakola, Angele, Bigflo & Oli, Hamza, Kerchank, Shaka Ponk
When: Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th June 2023
Where: Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, France
Solidays Festival is one of the most unique and inspiring music festivals in Paris. Unlike other festivals, Solidays has a social mission to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Since its inception in 1999, the festival has raised over €25 million for the cause and has become a platform for social activism and change.
The festival takes place over three days in the Hippodrome de Longchamp and features a lineup of international and local artists from a variety of genres, including pop, rock, electronic, and hip-hop. Aside from the music, the festival also features a variety of art installations, workshops, and other activities that promote social awareness and activism.
Solidays Festival has hosted some of the biggest names in music, such as The Killers, Diplo, and Christine and the Queens. But this year, the vibes look set to be enviably European, with the likes of J Balvin, Laurent Garnier, Tiakola, Angele, Bigflo & Oli, Hamza, Kerchank, Shaka Ponk all set to perform. The festival is known for its friendly and inclusive atmosphere, making it a great place to connect with like-minded individuals and make a difference.
If you're looking for a music festival with a friendly and inclusive atmosphere that not only entertains but inspires and promotes positive change; Solidays Festival is the perfect festival for you. So, join the movement and get your tickets now to be a part of something special!
The Peacock Society Festival
2023 Lineup: Acid Arab, Ben Bohmer, Cera Khin, Hunee, Mall Grab, Nina Kraviz, NTO, Sherelle, Skin On Skin, TRYM
When: Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th July 2023
Where: Parc Floral de Paris, Paris, France
The Peacock Society Festival is one of the coolest events on the Paris festival calendar, providing the Parisian faithful with groove-inducing beats and sensational vibes aplenty. not only is it known for putting on some of the trendiest acts in the electronic scene, but also for its high-energy atmosphere, impressive stage designs, and unforgettable visual and auditory experiences.
The festival takes place over two days in the Parc Floral de Paris, a beautiful park that provides a unique and immersive festival experience. Plus, in addition to the music, The Peacock Society also features a variety of food and drink possibilities, art installations, and other activities that bulk out the experience into something truly special.
The lineup is no joke either, featuring a smattering of the world's best DJs and electronic acts, making it THE spot for any electronic music geeks when looking for music festivals in Prais. This year is no exception, with the likes of Acid Arab, Ben Bohmer, Cera Khin, Hunee, Mall Grab, Nina Kraviz, NTO, Sherelle, Skin On Skin, and TRYM filling out the bill.
So, if you're a fan of electronic music and want to boogie until the birds sing in a beautiful park setting, The Peacock Society Festival is the perfect one for you. So, don't miss out on this electrifying event and get your sorted tickets asap.
Marvellous Island Festival
2023 Lineup: Colyn, Hector Oaks, I Hate Models, Nico Moreno, Partiboi69, Pawsa, Polo & Pan, Sven Vath, Ross From Friends
When: Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th May 2023
Where: Plage De Torcy, Paris, France
Popping up annually on the picturesque banks of Torcy beach, Marvellous Island Festival is an electronic music festival, taking place between two lakes on the outskirts of Paris. The stunning island setting provides a unique and immersive festival experience, and whilst you are still in the city of love, you'll feel like you're nestled deep in the French countryside, meaning you can enjoy the music while taking in the beautiful scenery.
The annual groovy get-together is also known for its impressive stage designs and immersive art installations, creating a truly unforgettable experience that is so much more than just the music; incorporating excellently with the setting.
With all this, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking the lineup may be the thing taking a hit. But there you would be wrong. The lineup is oft-packed with the biggest and best in the electronic music world, and for 2023 they have pulled no punches. The likes of Colyn, Hector Oaks, I Hate Models, Nico Moreno, Partiboi69, Pawsa, Polo & Pan, Sven Vath, and Ross From Friends will be setting the vibe, with many more filling out proceedings
If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable festival experience that's set in stunning surroundings; Marvellous Island Festival is perfect for you. So, don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event and get your sorted tickets now.
We Love Green
2023 Lineup: Orelsan, the Blaze, Nx Worries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Phoenix, Pusha T, Little Simz, Skrillex, Bon Iver, Jack Johnson, Caroline Polachek, Folamour, Honey Dijon, Nia Archives
When: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June 2023
Where: Bois de Vincennes, Paris, France
We Love Green Festival is an eco-friendly music extravaganza that takes place in Bois de Vincennes, a beautiful park on the eastern edge of Paris; a setting indicative of its environmental ethos and commitment to sustainability.
On stage, the festival provides some of the biggest names to set a vibe unlike any other. This year, the likes of Orelsan, the Blaze, Nx Worries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Phoenix, Pusha T, Little Simz, Skrillex, Bon Iver, Jack Johnson, Caroline Polachek, Folamour, Honey Dijon, Nia Archives are all set to perform. So yeah, it's going to be wicked.
Elsewhere the festival takes great care to minimize its carbon footprint, with initiatives like compostable cups and plates, solar-powered stages, and a bike valet service. As well as this there's a variety of veggie and vegan food options, environmental workshops, and even art installations that focus on sustainability and environmentalism. The festival is a great place to learn more about sustainable living and connect with like-minded individuals.
If you're looking for a music festival with a conscience, We Love Green Festival is the perfect choice for you. Don't miss out on this eco-friendly foray and get your tickets now!
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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