Top Rock and Electro Festivals this Spring

This season, we’ll be bathing in electro good vibes in Embrun, amping it up at the Nice rock festival and getting into the groove at sundown on the beaches of Marseille!

Outdoormix Festival

Electro, world music and reggae in Embrun

The 4-day Outdoor Mix Festival will be lighting up the green and sunny banks of Serre-Ponçon lake with a compelling line-up of electro, world music, reggae, dub and latest sounds courtesy of talents such as the Scratch Bandits Crew, Raggasonic and Elisa Do Brasil. Boasting a stunning backdrop of water and mountains – pure magic – the festival also features a great choice of satellite events on the outdoor sports theme, including contests, learner classes and shows (BMX, kayaking, paragliding, climbing, longboarding and more). Concert-goers seeking a Zen attitude can even partake in a yoga class…

Outdoor Mix Festival – Embrun – May 8th to 11th – 

Outdoormix Festival
Rock Fest 1 Max de Bruit

Rock Fest 1 Max de Bruit

Rock in Nice

For its 2019 edition, the 3-day Rock Fest 1 Max de Bruit will be pumping up the volume at the Théâtre de Verdure, in the heart of Nice. From May 10th to 12th, local rock bands promise to set this mythical venue ablaze with both original compositions and covers paying tribute to such legendary bands as Queens of the Stone Age, System of a Down, Sex Pistols, Metallica, The Who and Pink Floyd. What’s more, all proceeds from this charity event will be donated to sick children and their families.

Rock Fest 1 Max de Bruit – Nice – May 10th to 12th 

Festival Marsatac

Hip hop, electro and beach in Marseille

Initially dedicated to the Marseille hip-hop scene, Marsatac has evolved into an exciting mix of international hip-hop, electro, rock and African music. This year, Eddy de Pretto, Orelsan, and duos Polo & Pan and The Blaze will be firing up Parc Chanot and Petit Roucas beach in Marseille. The festival is also a great opportunity to sample the delights of the city’s fabulously festive atmosphere, sunsets, rooftop venues and world-famed “calanques” fjords between two gigs. Marsatac is THE place to be from June 14th to 16th!

Festival Marsatac – Marseille – June 14th to 16th 

Festival Yeah!

Pop & Rock in Lourmarin

Launched in 2013 by Laurent Garnier, Arthur Durigon and Nicolas Galina, the Festival Yeah! has already forged its way to the top of its game, sweeping up the title of “Best French Micro Festival” at the 2017 Festival Awards. The festival’s setting and line-up are impressive indeed: once again this year, the Provencal village of Lourmarin – a little jewel ranked among France’s “Most Beautiful Villages” – located at the heart of the Luberon National Park, will be welcoming around 40 artists from June 7th to 9th, including Underground System, Leonie Pernet and Bruit Noir.

Festival Yeah! – Lourmarin – June 7th to 9th

EVENTS

Throughout the year, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur beats to the rhythm of its events. From the famous Carnaval de Nice and Festival of Avignon to the Latino-Mexican Fêtes de Barcelonnette, discover the events in le Sud which are not to be missed.

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