NEW YORK, NY, JULY 1, 2014 — Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, announces its top 10 summer music festivals in France roundup. Please see the festivals detailed below.
Midi-Festival, Hyères, July 25 & 26
Located on the French Riviera, this indie-rock festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year welcoming highly-regarded artists such as Panda Bear, François & The Atlas Moutains and more.
Les Eurockéennes, Belfort, July 4-6
Located on a beautiful natural reserve, Les Eurockéennes offers three days of concerts covering a wide spectrum of music, from rock, pop, hip-hop, electro and more. This year, the festival welcomes international stars such as: The Pixies, Stromae, Franz Ferdinand, Foster the People and more.
Les Siestes Electroniques, Toulouse, June 26-29 and Paris, July 6, 13, 20 & 27
Founded in Toulouse, Les Siestes Electroniques showcases emerging electronic musicians at free open-air concerts in both Toulouse and Paris.
Nord-Pas de Calais
Mainsquare, Arras, July 3-6
An annual international music festival taking place at the Citadel, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mainsquare attracts internationally renowned groups to its 2014 roster including: Jack Johnson, David Guetta, MGMT and Woodkid.
Beauregard Festival, Hérouville-St-Clair, July 3-6The 6th edition of the Beauregard Festival will turn the charming Château de Beauregard into a veritable concert venue welcoming 32 bands from a wide variety of genres. Highlights include concerts by The Pixies, Foster the People, Stromae, Blondie, Vanessa Paradis amongst many others.
The Peacock Society, July 11-14
Nestled in the lush greenery of Parc Floral is The Peacock Society, a fresh summer event for fans of the electronic music scene. Concert lovers can experience a vibrant music "playground," where the infectious vibe and good beats take over the warehouses and pavilions of the garden.
Rock en Seine, August 22–24
This annual three-day music festival takes place in Paris' Domaine National de Saint-Cloud. This year, the festival will welcome renowned acts such as: Arctic Monkeys, The Hives, Queens of the Stone Age, Lana del Ray as well as many up-and-coming artists.
Francofolies, La Rochelle, July 10-14
Dedicated to French language music and the French chanson tradition, Les Francofolies in the seaside city of La Rochelle showcases internationally renowned artists as well as rising stars of the French music scene.
Marsatac Festival, Marseille, September 25 - 27
The largest music festival of its kind in Provence, Marsatac was originally dedicated to hip-hop music but has since branched out to encompass rock and electronic music.
Marion Fourestier, Katherine Johnstone or Elaine Fintel Atout France Communications/Press Department
New York, NY