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Paris music festivals: 2017 guide

Discover the French capital’s finest sounds and book ahead for the best Paris music festivals in 2017
Written by
Ellen Hardy
Huw Oliver

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. In recent years, the number of music festivals has mushroomed too – both French outposts of international big hitters like Pitchfork, and cutting-edge homegrown treats like We Love Green and Weather Festival. Covering almost any genre you like, each one is well worth a look, and perhaps a trip if you’re coming from abroad.

Keep up to speed with the Paris music festival calendar and book your tickets below. Think we've missed a great Paris music festival? Let us know in the comments.

Your comprehensive guide to the best Paris music festivals

Festival Sons d’Hiver
  • Music

Dates: January 13-February 5 2017
Genres: Jazz / Blues / World
Venue(s): Various venues in Paris, Vitry-sur-Seine, VIncennes, Créteil, Choisy-le-Roi, Ivry-sur-Seine and Fontenay-sous-Bois
Chocolate Genius, Matt Wilson Quartet, Harrison Kennedy, James Brandon Lewis, Kris Davis...
Varies by concert (€14-€22)

Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music
  • Music
  • Rock and indie

Dates: March 3-March 5 2017
Genres: Rock / Garage / Punk / Psych
Venue(s): Le Trabendo, Le Cigale
Line-up: The Dandy Warhols, Gong, The KVB, Traams, Mountain Bike, Fai Baba, Noir Boy George...
Tickets57 for 2-day pass

Marvellous Island Festival
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: May 6-May 7 2017
Genres: House / Techno / Minimal
Venue: Torcy Beach
Line-up: Agoria, Alan Fitzpatrick, Maya Jane Coles, Joachim Pastor, Kolsch...
Tickets: €77 2-day pass

Fireworks Festival
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: May 18-May 19 2017
Genres: Indie rock / Electro / Experimental
Venue(s): Le Yoyo, Point Ephemere, Trianon, Trabendo, Badaboum,
Line-up: Honne, She Devils, El Perro Del Mar, San Fermin, Bicep
Tickets: Varies by concert (€14-€22)

Download Festival Paris
  • Music
  • Punk and metal

Dates: June 9-June 11 2017
Genres: Rock / Metal
Venue(s): Base Aérienne 217, Le Plessis-Pâté / Brétigny-sur-Orge
Line-up: Linkin Park, Green Day, Blink 182, System of a Down, Five FingernDeath Punch, Suicidal Tendencies, Epica
Tickets: €69 for 1-day pass / €65 for 3-day pass  / €8-€20 for camping

We Love Green
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: June 10-11 2017
Genres: Pop / Rock / Electro
Venue: Bois de Vincennes
Line-up: A Tribe called Quest, Nicholas Jaar, Solange, Richie Hawtin, Action Bronson, Flying Lotus, Motor City Drum Ensemble, DJ Koze, Jeremy Underground...
Tickets: €66-€83 for 2-day pass (it’s cheaper the earlier you buy)

  • Music
  • Punk and metal

Dates: July 14-16 2017
Genres: Pop / Rock / Electro / Hip-hop / Soul
Venue: Parc de la Villette
Line-up: Yasiin Bey, FFF, Faada Frddy, Laura Mvula, Big Freedia, Robert Glasberg Experiment, Petite Noir, Blitz the Ambassador
Tickets: €40 for day pass

Paris Jazz Festival
  • Music
  • Folk, country and blues

Dates: June 17-July 31 2017
Genres: Jazz / World / Experimental
Venue: Parc Floral de Vincennes
Line-up: Olivier Ker Ourio, Laisse Venir, Anne Paceo, Magma, Jacques Schwarz Bart, Mathis Haug, Raul Midon...
Tickets: Varies by concert

Access to all events: €222 (adult), €11 (ages 7-25)

Solidays Festival
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: June 23-25 2017
Genres: Pop / Rock / Electro / French 
Venue: Hippodrome de Longchamp
Line-up: The Prodigy, Diplo, La Femme, Archive, Toots and Maytals, Mac Miller, Petit Biscuit, Wax tailor, Tale of Us...
Tickets39 for 3-day pass

Days Off Festival
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: June 30-July 10 2017
Genres: Pop / Rock / French
VenuePhilharmonie de Paris
Line-up: Air, Metronomy, Jarvis Cocker and Gilly Gonzales, Room 29, Planetarium, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly...
Tickets: Varies by concert

La Douve Blanche
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: July 7-9 2017
Genres: Techno / House / Electro-pop 
Venue: Château d’Egreville 
Line-up: Agar Agar, Polo and Pan, Rendez Vous, Otzeki, Birth of Joy, Pardonnez-Vous, Cabaret Contemporain...
Tickets: €35 for weekend pass

Macki Music Festival
  • Music
  • Dance and electronic

Dates: June 30-July 2 2017
Genres: Hip-hop / Soul / Funk / Disco / Techno / Electro
Venue: Parc de Carrières-sur-Seine 
: Rush Hour 20 years, Soichi Terada, Antal, Hunnee, Folamour, San Proper, Margie, Cortex, BCUC...
Tickets: 43 for 2-day pass

Fnac Live
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: July 6-8 2017
Genres: Pop / Rock / Electro / French
Venue: In front of the Hôtel de Ville
Line-up: TBC
Tickets: Free if you sign up in advance

Peacock Society Festival
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: July 7-8 2017
Genres: House / Techno / Minimal
VenueParc Floral de Vincennes
Line-up: Nina Kravitz, Dixon, Kaytranada, Marcel Dettman, Apollonia, The Black Madonna, The Martinez Brothers, Carl Craig
Tickets: €39 for 1-day pass / €65 for 2-day pass / €99 for 3-day pass

Lollapalooza Paris 2017
  • Music

Dates: July 22-23 2017
Genres: Pop / Rock 
Venue: Hippodrome de Longchamp
Line-up: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Weekend, London Grammer, Lana Del Rey, Alt J, Imagine Dragons, Skepta
Tickets: 2 day pass €150 

Festival Classique au Vert
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: August 5-September 17 2017
Genres : Classical / Jazz 
Venue: The Parc Floral 
Line-up: Geneva Camerata, Sébastien Von Kuijk, Gilles Colliard, Konstantin Trinks...

Rock en Seine
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: August 25-27 2017
Genre : Pop / Rock / Indie / Metal / Hip-hop
Venue: Domaine National de Saint-Cloud
Line-up: The XX, PJ Harvey, Flume, Franz Ferdinand, At the Drive in, Jesus and Mary Chain, The Pretty Reckless, The Shins...
Tickets: €49 for 1-day pass / 119 for 3-day pass

  • Music
  • Latin and world

Dates: November 24-26 2017
Genres: Hip-hop / R&B / Jazz / French
Venue(s): Various locations in the Hauts-de-Seine area
Line-up: TBC
Tickets: Weekend pass: TBC

BBMIX festival
  • Music
  • Music festivals

Dates: November 26-27 2017
Genres: Rock / Experimental / Psychedelic
Venue(s): Carré Belle-feuille, Boulogne-Billancourt
Lineup: tbc
Tickets: tbc

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