Last year's edition of the Paris Hip Hop festival brought nearly 400 artists to some of Paris's best concert halls, and broadened the lineup to include a range of African artists. Given that the festival's done nothing but grow since its inauguration in 2005, it's hardly a surprise that the 2015 event is shaping up to be the best yet. We're especially looking forward to legendary American collective Wu-Tang Clan at Le Zénith on July 5th, and to French trio La Cliqua who will give a concert at Le Trabendo on July 1st — celebrating the 20 year aniversary of the release of their now mythical album 'Conçu pour durer'. You can get your tickets here.
The Paris collective Hip Hop Citoyens, who founded the festival, also offer fans the chance to try out their talents at workshops at La maison des métallos. But the festival isn't just about music. Past years have also seen dance shows and dance-offs, exhibitions, film screenings, open-air block parties and graffiti jams.
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Dates: 8-10 May 2015
Genres: House / Techno / Minimal
Venue(s): Torcy Beach
Line-up: Adam Beyer, Ellen Allien, Monika Kruse, Marc Houle (live), Nick Curly, Deetron, Sasha Braemer, Adana Twins, Monkey Safari, Acid Pauli...
3-day pass: €99
2-day pass: €77
1-day pass: €42
Dates: 21 May-1 June 2015
Venue(s): Paris-Sorbonne University, Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Maison des Cultures du Monde, Berges de Seine...
Line-up: Duke Ellington, Eric Truffaz Quartet, Kellylee Evans, Youn Sun Nah Quartet, The Mates, Gerry Lopez...
Tickets: varies by concert (free-€36)
Dates: 18-24 May 2015
Genres: Electro / Rock
Venue(s): Grande Halle de la Villette, Trabendo, Cabaret Sauvage, Cité de la musique and the Jardins de la Villette
Line-up: Thee Oh Sees, Kevin Morby, Battles, Clark, Traxx, Cheveu, King Khan and The Shrines, Ought...
Tickets: varies by concert (free to €32)
Dates: 22-27 May 2015
Genres : Electro / Rock
Venue(s): Grande Halle de la Villette, Trabendo, Cabaret Sauvage, Cité de la musique et jardins de la Villette
Line-up: Thee Oh Sees, Kevin Morby, Battles, Clark, Traxx, Cheveu, King Khan and The Shrines, Ought, Shamir...
Tickets: varies by concert (free-€32)
Dates: 30-31 May 2015
Genres: Pop / Rock / Electro
Venue(s): Parc de Bagatelle
Line-up: Julian Casablancas, Christine and The Queens, Django Django, Joey Bada$$, Allah-Las, Siriusmodeselektor, Sophie, Ben UFO, Roman Flügel with Barnt, Ghost Culture...
2-day pass: €66
1-day pass: €38.50
Dates: 2 June-2 July 2015
Genres: Contemporary classical / experimental
Venue(s): IRCAM, Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet, the Centre Pompidou, Gaîté Lyrique, the Philharmonie de Paris, etc.
Line-up: Philippe Hurel, Pierre Boulez, Guy Cassiers, Georgia Spiropoulos, Alberto Posadas, Michael Jarrell, etc.
Tickets: varies by concert
Dates: 4-8 June 2015
Genres: House / Techno / Minimal
Venue(s): Bois de Vincennes
Line-up: Adventice (DJ Deep & Romain Poncet), Cassy, Jeremy Underground, MCDE & Marcellus Pittman, Perbec, Ricardo Villalobos, S3A (live), Schwarzmann (live), Unforseen Alliance (live), Seven Davis Jr (live)...
Opening concert: €30
Main event: €47
Closing concert: €24
Dates : 7 June-26 July 2015
Genres: Jazz / World / African / Experimental
Venue(s): Espace Delta
Line-up: Jason Moran, Tambours de Tokyo, Esther Rada, The Young Pilgrims, Stéphane Kerecki Quartet featuring John Taylor,
Tickets: Festival passes are €22, ticket are €6 per concert