Paris is a musical in every manner as here you can find legendary jazz clubs to the thriving independent and underground music scenes and even some of the Paris museums get involved in the action. The city is brimming with some great sharp record stores and in the last few years the number of music festivals has also accelerated with interesting line-up of international artists. Big hitters like Pitchfork, and radical home-grown treats like We Love Green and Weather Festivals are also celebrated here, covering almost all genres in music that you like.
We Love Green
The festival is known for its eclectic mix of rock, pop and electronic music. Promoting and encouraging responsibility and community values owing to its eco-friendly values at its core. Here you can get to see innovative line-ups like Hot Chip, Diplo, PG Harvey and Amon Tobin, French acts and with strong threads of techno and indie-rock. Join the festival if you want to enjoy a beautiful outdoor partying indulging in organic food.
- When: June 4-June 5, 2016
- Venue: Bois de Vincennes
Afropunck is a multi-genre black music and culture festival that celebrates pop, rock, electro and hip-hop music. Some of the stellar lineup in this event is Saul Williams, Angel Haze, Lizzo, Michael Kiwanuka and Samm Henshaw, among others. Joining this event, you can also enjoy ‘cultural experience’, as the venue features excellent food stalls and art displays done by local artists.
- When: 3-5 June 2016
- Venue: Le Trianon
Download Festival France
The legendary 14th annual heavy rock festival, Download is the favourite event for heavy-metal and hard rock fans. Apart from the great music, the festival is also popular for its several other events like Heavy Metal Dating, Dog’s Bed Stage, and the real ale house. Download has all rock bases covered and more, giving you an intense dose of rock and heavy metal music. Some popular music bands that will be performing here are Deftones, Korn, Biffy Clyro and Megadeth.
- When: 10–12 June 2016
- Venue: Hippodrome de Longchamp
This summer, experience your favourite live jazz concert in a Paris park. The festival begins from mid-June until the end of July. You can enjoy two jazz groups’ performances every Saturday and Sunday in the big open hall of the Parc Floral de Vincennes. Join this free event to enjoy great music, performances, and the sunshine amid coloured flowers, woodlands and lakes.
- When: June 11-July 31 2016
- Venue: Parc Floral de Vincennes
If your interest lies in listening an audacious program of live performances, visual arts, and film projections this festival worth visiting. This underground mixed-media festival will take place over five days in popular venues of Paris. This year the musical festivals line-up will feature live performances from The Horrors, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Rendez Vous, and Dorian Pimpern, among others.
- When: June 18-19 2016
- Venue(s): La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Trianon, Gaîté Lyrique, Point Éphémère, Monseigneur
About the Author-
Hi, I am Krishna, avid traveller, foodie and music lover. I like to explore new places and share my experiences. Here I am sharing upcoming music festivals in Paris, so if you are music lover in this romantic city, make sure to attend these music events. While my visit to romantic city-Paris, I had an amazing time staying in Paris serviced apartment to experience a bit of everything in the city like a local.