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France Festivals in 2012 (15 festivals)
 Morzine, France
 A Skillz, Foamo, 2 Bad Mice, Slipmatt, Correspondants, Thomas Gandy
Snow festivals are now emerging all over Europe. Snowbombing has been the King of the castle for a long time and now there are several knights trying to tear down the drawbridge. Electronic music festival in a beautiful ski resort. 5 nights of fun and games. Morzine is a busy little Alpine town [ more... ]
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 Calvi, Corsica, France
Open air festival on the beach. The line up is eclectic and caters for a youthful crowd. There are restaurants and bars and you can pick and choose your days, or go the whole nine yards and see it all. This is very much a festival for holiday makers to kick off the season. The school holidays have [ more... ]
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 Bagnols sur Ceze, France
 I Threes, Freddy MacGregor, Johnny Osbourne, Busy Sugnal, Iration Steppas
 87%
Four days and 40 artists in the south of France. A mixture of old school artists and emerging talent, and make no mistake this line up is awesome if you like reggae. There is a sound system area with the best in dubplates from around the World. There is camping close to the river and the sun is [ more... ]
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 Plaine de la Filhole, Marmande, Lot et Garonne, France
 Cypress Hill, The Ting Tings, C2C, David Guetta, Metronomy, Hives
Set in the beautiful Lot region of France this Spring festival has an impressive line up and can boast 50,000 attendees. This year it has a new venue. Started off as a rock based festival but is much broader in musical taste these days. There are 3 main arenas to cater for the vast amount of bands [ more... ]
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 Clisson, France
 Guns'n'Roses, Megadeth, Ozzy Ozbourne, Lynrd Skynrd, Motley Crue
The French right wing and several religious groups have done their level best to shut this down, but to no avail. Coca Cola pulled their support under heavy lobbying, but remained a sponsor with Monster Energy...... This leather clad, smoke belching monster refuses to die, and quite rightly so. This [ more... ]
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 22 Rue Henri Sellier, 18000 Bourges, France
 Surkin, La Grande Sophie, Benabar, Izia, Bernhoft, Nneka, Camille
Every springtime, thousands of spectators come from all parts of France and other countries to see over 60 shows, featuring 200 artists on 13 stages in a week offering the most diverse genres, the best-known artists along with young musical talent. The festivities explode from midday to dawn in ten [ more... ]
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 Malsaucy, Belfort, France
 The Cure
Beautiful lakeside peninsula for this French number, close to Switzerland. It attracts a huge number and has had some major acts grace its stages. Camping is included in the ticket price, as is parking. There are discounted tickets for students and school kids.  [ more... ]
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 Fort St Nicolas, Old Port, Marseille, France
 Laurent Garnier, Brodinski, Pony Pony Run Run, Digitalism, Cassius, DJ Oil
 83%
First year of this electro, pop and mixed music series of four evenings. It takes place in the fort overlooking the majestic Vieux Port and you can cherry pick the nights or get a pass for the full program. The venue is certainly a peach and Marseille is well worth a visit.  [ more... ]
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 Nancy, France
11 days of some really masterful programming. This is a series of concerts and not your average camping festival. It is inner city music at its best, as the spectrum covered here is quite broad. There is blues, reggae, jazz, folk, nu jazz, indie pop and hip hop. There are 29 different venues with [ more... ]
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 Les arenes, Nim, France
 Blink 182, Justice, David Guetta, Digitalism, Elton John
Set in a Roman amphitheatre, this four day event is truly mind blowing. It does not strictly come under the genre of festival but it is a celebration of music in a truly stunning location. The bands are always big names but they do vary the style and line up considerably, so it's hard to [ more... ]
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 Plage du palais des festivals, Cannes, France
 Ellen Alien, Dave Clarke, SethTroxler, Maceo Plex, Surkin
A series of superb beach concerts over the Summer in the idyllic setting of Cannes. It takes place right in front of Le Palais, so easy to find and the line up is star studded, as you'd expect for such an event. The vibe is deliciously laid back and there's a cup deposit system to stop the [ more... ]
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 Pauillac, Medoc, 33, France
 Horace Andy, Mighty Diamonds, Pablo Moses, Jah Mason, Johnny Clarke
Pauillac in Medoc can boast one of the World's finest wines. It can also claim to host France's best reggae festival. Not bad for a small corner of south west France. Now in its 15th year this is a 3 stage, 3 day event with plenty of international acts and a few french speaking reggae [ more... ]
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 Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, France
 The Black Keys, Placebo, Green Day, Frank Ocean
This 3 day festival was born in 2003 and had PJ Harvey, Beck and Massive Attack headlining. 22,000 people attended and these days you can expect well over 100,000. It's expanded somewhat. The site is just outside Paris and easy to get to. Take your tent and head for the tube station (Metro) [ more... ]
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 Le Brusc, Six Fours les Plages, Var, 83, France
 Gossip, Rapture, LMFAO, Lee Perry, Ben Harper, Shaka Ponk
Set on a beautiful island accessible by bridge, this is a series of concerts taking place in the balmy nights of July on the Riviera. Half an hour from Marseille or a short bus ride from Toulon, Six Four les Plages is a popular destination for tourists. There are plenty of restaurants along the [ more... ]
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 Sete, France
 Julio Bashmore, David Rodigan, Floating Points, Mala, Scuba, IG Culture
Gilles Peterson hosts an explosion of cutting edge grooves in this French seaside town. It is a glorious session in a beautiful Mediterranean port. There are 3 venues. The 2,000 capacity Theatre de la Mer which hosts some big names at night. The beach holds up to 10,000 and there is also the Base [ more... ]
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All 2012 Festivals
UK  (181 festivals)
Europe  (106 festivals)
Austria (7 festivals)
Belgium (8 festivals)
Bulgaria (1 festival)
Croatia (10 festivals)
Czech Republic (1 festival)
Denmark (1 festival)
Estonia (1 festival)
Finland (3 festivals)
France (15 festivals)
Germany (14 festivals)
Greece (1 festival)
Hungary (2 festivals)
Iceland (1 festival)
Ireland (4 festivals)
Netherlands (4 festivals)
Norway (3 festivals)
Poland (4 festivals)
Portugal (2 festivals)
Romania (1 festival)
Russian Federation (1 festival)
Serbia (4 festivals)
Slovakia (1 festival)
Spain (8 festivals)
Sweden (3 festivals)
Switzerland (6 festivals)
North America  (22 festivals)
Asia  (4 festivals)
Australia & NZ  (26 festivals)
South America  (3 festivals)
Africa  (6 festivals)
 
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