Top 10 music festivals in France


In France there is no shortage of festivals, be it music festoches to movies, theater or something ...

If you're looking for a festival music you really will be spoiled for choice: Eurockéennes, F'Estival of music Here and Elsewhere Blues Passions Festival Cognac, Francofolies in La Rochelle, Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient, Rennes TransMusicales ... among others.

But the festival number 1 in terms of attendance remains Plows Vielles festival with over 272 000 visitors in 2011. the festival of the Old Plow is an annual festival that lasts 4 days and begins to in mid-July in the town of Carhaix in central Finistere in Brittany. It welcomes artists from different backgrounds, but still remains a tendency to rock.

Second comes Printemps de Bourges, a festival where the best-known artists alongside young talents. Since 1977, it takes place each April in the heart of the city of Bourges, in the Cher department.

Third comes the festival of Francofolies, established in 1985 in La Rochelle in Charente maritime at the initiative of Jean-Louis Foulquier. The festival has been held annually in July.

Then the Solidays, a wrestling demonstration against AIDS organized by Solidarity AIDS, held annually on the Longchamp racecourse and brings together more than 150 artists and up to 160 000 festival for three days. The festival's profits are donated to associations fighting against AIDS, some created specifically for Africa.

In fifth position is tied Jazz in Vienna and the Main Square, take the Eurockéennes 7th, the Belfort Eurockéennes festival owes part of its success to the natural site Malsaucy. The event is held outdoors on the site of Evette-Salbert, Sermamagny and Lachapelle-sous-Chaux in Franche-Comté. With around 75 concerts per edition, Eurockéennes offer a broad overview of popular music, from rock to electro through the metal, song, pop music, folk and reggae.

These include finally Musilac festival in Aix les Bains, Night Sounds and the Hellfest.