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Top ten Paris gigs in September

Check out the cream of the capital’s gigs taking place this autumn


September is one of the best months to see live music in Paris: the gig calendar ramps up after the summer lull, but the days are still long and the evenings light. Here are the best concerts to catch this month.

This page will be updated as more events are confirmed.

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Smmmile à La Villette festival 2016

Music Dance and electronic

School beckons and the holiday period is coming to a close, but ‘vegan pop festival’ Smmmile à la Villette, from September 16-18, is here to rescue us from those back-to-work blues. This food and music festival aims to promote vegan food through talks, film showings, cooking workshops and a handful of tip-top food trucks.

As for the music programme, there’s something for pretty much everyone. From the futuristic Caribbean sounds of Ifé to trance-inducing Syrian techno from Omar Souleyman, from Batuk’s SA afro-house to the psychedelic afro beats of Golden Dawn Arkestra, the variety is endless. And the list goes on: Prince Rama, Caberet Contemporain, OK Lou, Ariel Ariel, Forever Pavot, Isaac Delusion will also be playing. To the tofu!

Red Bull Music Academy Festival 2016
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Red Bull Music Academy Festival 2016

Music Music festivals

Held in a different city around the world each year (Tokyo, Melbourne, Berlin and Rome have all hosted in the past), the Red Bull Music Academy Festival comes to Paris from September 19-24 2016. With an eclectic line-up of shows across the French capital, the festival celebrates the latest underground and cutting-edge rock and electro sounds from around the world...

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