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Top ten Paris gigs in August

Pair your Paris summer break with some seriously good live music – here are our picks of August’s gigs

August is renowned as a dead month in the music industry calendar, as bands tour festivals the world over and major city music venues take a well-deserved summer break. But that doesn’t mean gig-hungry Parisians can’t still get their fill. Here’s our guide to the best Paris gigs happening this August.

This page will be updated as more events are confirmed.

Classique au Vert 2016

Held in the Parc Floral in the Bois de Vincennes, Classique au Vert returns to Paris this summer with another brilliant series of free open air concerts. Featuring classical music in many different guises, this year the series offers an awesomely diverse programme, ranging from the Amazing Keystone Big Band playing jazz variations on Saint Saen’s ‘Carnival of the Animals’ to Trio SR9, a percussion group who put a daring modern twist on classical standards...

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By: Flora Hudson

Rock en Seine 2016

The line-up for this year's Rock en Seine festival is, as usual, both stonkingly good and ridiculously diverse. Think headline performances from the Last Shadow Puppets, Massive Attack, Foals and Iggy Pop, plus an impressive undercard featuring the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Bring Me The Horizon and Gregory Porter...

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Jazz à la Villette festival

The Jazz à la Villette festival is one of the most hotly anticipated events of the back-to-school season for musically-minded Parisians. Every concert is unique, a meeting between different artists: jazz, funk, hip-hop, blues and world. It’s brilliantly orchestrated 21st-century jazz, mixed with rhythms and instruments from around the world...

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