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 DJ Snake, Macklemore, Ben Harper or even Christine and The Queens in 2019, The festival has had to be cancelled and postpone the editions 2020 and 2021 because of the health crisis. The festival yet expected to keep on the same line and invite you to discover the edition 2020 that should have take place for three days, from July 2 to 4.
Faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, the edition 2021 is therefore postponed to the summer 2022! Save the date, meet in Arras on Friday July 1, Saturday 2, and Sunday 3, 2022 to enjoy the 16th edition of Main Square Festival.
As for the lineup, Sting will be in. Stay tuned to find out more.
Dates and Opening Time
From 1 July 2022 to 3 July 2022
146 Allée du Bastion de la Reine