When? July 1-3 2016
What? A young, multigenre festival organised by two prodigies of the Parisian party scene.
The third instalment of the Macki Music Festival looks set to be an unmissable event. The brainchild of two kingpins of the Parisian party scene, DJ Mamie’s collective and the label Cracki, the festival combines a quality line-up with the novelty value of a brand new venue. Given the organisers, we’d have expected an electro-heavy line-up, but au contraire: the programme takes in the likes of pop acts Fràncois & the Atlas Mountains, Papooz and Agar Agar, as well as R‘n’b futurist Bonnie Banane. On the DJ line-up, meanwhile, you should look out for Acid Arab, Tom Trago, Dan Shake, Mad Rey, Harvey Sutherland, Le Mellotron and Antal.
The festival proper takes place over the weekend of July 1-3 2016, in an open-air park in Carrières-sur-Seine. The music (literally) takes centre stage, but the vast site will boast a panoply of peripheral attractions, including pop-up massage parlours, record shops and plenty of food stands.
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It might not quite have the international clout of London or Berlin, but Paris is no musical slouch: from the legendary jazz clubs to the thriving independent and underground music scenes, plus some seriously sharp record stores, there’s everything here for the connoisseur...