Avignon Festival, Jazz in Marciac, Rock en Seine… The 70 cultural events of the summer

Avignon Festival, Jazz in Marciac, Rock en Seine… The 70 cultural events of the summer

SelectionFrom the end of June to the end of August, from Belfort to Saint-Malo, from Aix-en-Provence to Lille, “M Le magazine du Monde” has selected the best summer festivals. Pop and rock, classical or techno music, theatre, exhibitions…

Pop rock

Selection made by Stéphane Davet


From June 24 to 26, in Paris

Since 1999, Solidays has asserted itself as a festival of public interest, combining the pleasure of being useful and that of being together. This party for night owls (it lasts until 5 a.m.) and public in search of meaning will be shared as always between concerts (Feu! Chatterton, November Ultra, Sopico, Gaël Faye, Black Eyed Peas, Yseult, – M-, Eddy de Pretto, Justice…), exhibitions, community village and debates (with prestigious guests such as, among others, the founder of Microsoft and American philanthropist Bill Gates or the former Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira).

Longchamp Racecourse (Paris 16e). 50 € on Sunday. solidays.org

Fnac Live

June 29 and 30 and June 1er July, in Paris

Parisians have become accustomed to gathering at the beginning of the summer on the Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville to enjoy, free of charge, a poster with a beautiful artistic outfit. This 11e edition is once again betting on a stylish eclecticism highlighting the French-speaking scene, including many new talents: L’Impératrice, Lonny, P.R2B, Jacques… on June 29; Jazzy Bazz, Thylacine, Youv Dee, Isha… on the 30th; Pierre de Maere, Aloïse Sauvage, Terrenoire, Bob Sinclar B2B Pedro Winter… the 1ster July. Intimate concerts also take place in the XIX settinge City Hall lounges (Keren Ann, Superpoze, Jane Birkin, Florent Marchet, Bertrand Belin, etc.), whose seats (also free) can be collected from June 28, at 12 p.m., at Fnac ticket offices from Paris and Ile-de-France.

Forecourt of the Town Hall (Paris 4e). Free. fnac.com

The Eurockeans

From June 30 to July 3, in Belfort (Territoire de Belfort)

The day of July 3, devoted to Muse, is full, but there are still many reasons to come to the Malsaucy site. Whether for its beauty – a verdant peninsula backed by the foothills of the Vosges – the quality of the welcome (with a notable improvement in the culinary offerings) or the programme. Because, if the Eurocks have to invite heavyweights of rock (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Simple Minds, Foals…), rap (Ziak, Oboy, SCH…), song (Stromae, Clara Luciani…) or the culture club (Diplo, Bob Sinclar B2B Pedro Winter, Paul Kalkbrenner…), the festival also takes its role as pioneer very seriously. Faithful to these principles, the 32e edition flirts with the pop avant-garde (Wet Leg, Big Thief, Squid, Geese, Ascendant Vierge…), without neglecting an abrasive radicalism (Amyl and The Sniffers, Fever 333, Perturbator…), cute sin of artistic directors from Belfortain.

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