Main Square Festival 2021 in Arras cancelled and postponed to 2022

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 31 March 2021 at 18h02 · Updated on 1 April 2021 at 10h13
Because of the current health crisis, Main Square Festival announces the edition 2021 is postponed. Initially scheduled from July 2 to 4, the festival expects us all on Friday July 1, Saturday 2, and Sunday 3, 2022 in Arras.
New and second time the Main Square is cancelled. Because of the health crisis, the festival has decided to postpone the edition 2021 to the summer 2022. Meet on Friday July 1, Saturday 2, and Sunday 3, 2022 in Arras to live to the rhythm of the 16th edition of Main Square Festival. Sting is already scheduled!

As for tickets, tickets purchased for 2020 and 2021 remain valid for 2022. If you cannot be there, you can get a refun.

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 lineupSting will be in. Stay tuned to find out more.

Lineup 2022:


Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 1 July 2022 to 3 July 2022



    146 Allée du Bastion de la Reine
    62000 Arras

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