Main Square Festival 2018 in Arras: dates, lineup and booking

This July 2018, on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8, Arras welcomes the edition 2018 of Main Square Festival.

Created in 2004 and designed as one of the biggest music festival in France, Main Square Festival owes a part of its success to the venue of Grand’Place in Arras where the festival took place for seven years.

Seven years during which festivalgoers admire this Grand’Place – seen as an architectural complex unique in Europe. Back in the days, this historical site allowed to accommodate about 30,000 festivalgoers per day. On this very same spot, Main Square Festival already welcomed bands like Muse, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Radiohead and even Placebo.

Since 2010, Main Square Festival takes place at the Citadelle Vauban in Arras, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This new venue helped the festival being able to welcome even more people, about 40,000 festivalgoers.

After System of A Down, Savages, Biffy Clyro, Radiohead, La Femme, Die Antwoord, Kungs and Jain last year, it’s time for a new edition and a new lineup.

The festival really expects to keep on the same line and invites you to discover the edition 2018 taking place for three days, from Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8, 2018!

And for this 14th edition, Main Square Festival cooks an incredible lineup you shouldn’t miss. Depeche Mode is the first lineup for the edition 2018. After 2006, they'll be back on Saturday July 7, 2018 in the wonderful setting of the Citadelle!

Another name? Queens Of The Stone Age! Josh Homme's band will take over the place on Friday July 6, 2018 for a show likely to rock the Citadelle!

Orelsan and Jamiroquai will perform on Sunday July 8, 2018.

Lineup 2018

  • Friday July 6, 2018
    • Queens of the Stone Age
    • Nekfeu
    • Gojira
    • Paul Kalkbrenner
    • The Breeders
    • Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
    • Pleymo
    • PVRIS
    • Roméo Elvis

  • Saturday July 7, 2018
    • Depeche Mode
    • Liam Gallagher
    • Oscar & The Wolf
    • Feder
    • The Blaze
    • BB Brunes
    • Wolf Alice
    • Black Foxxes
    • Boris Brejcha
    • Kid Francescoli

  • Sunday July 8, 2018
    • Orelsan
    • IAM
    • Jamiroquai
    • Portugal. The Man
    • Girls in Hawaii
    • Loic Nottet
    • X Ambassadors
    • Justice
    • Nothing But Thieves
    • The Hunna

Practical information:
Main Square Festival 2018
From Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8, 2018
Citadelle – Arras
Rates: 3-day Pass: €129 / 1-day pass: €54 for July 6 / 1-day pass: €69 for July 7 / 1-day pass: €54 for July 8
Reservations soon
Tickets on sale from Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Caroline J.
Last updated on 2 April 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 6 July 2018 to 8 July 2018


    Pass 1 jour - 6 juillet: 54 €
    Pass 1 jour - 8 juillet: 54 €
    Pass 1 jour - 7 juillet: 69 €
    Pass 3 jours: 129 €

    Official website


    More information
    Citadelle d'Arras

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