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2017 Paris and Ile-de-France region Music Festivals Guide

Published on 12 July 2017 By Caroline J.

Rock en Seine, Villette Sonique, Download Festival, Solidays, Lollapalooza Paris, Les femmes s'en mêlent, Jazz à la Villette or the Fête de l’Humanité... Once again many music festivals will take place all over Paris and the Ile-de-France region, Enjoy !

Would you live in a world without music? Guess not! Would you enjoy a year without festivals? Certainly not! Don’t worry, this year will be no exception to the rule and will be full of amazing musical events!

Summer or not, music festivals already ignite the interest of the majority. Au Fil des Voix Festival in Paris, Les Femmes s’en mêlent all around the capital and the unavoidable Fête de la Musique that tales over the streets of Paris, Solidays at the Hippodrome de Longchamp, the Download Festival at Brétigny Sur Orge, without forgetting the also unavoidable Rock En Seine

In short, 2017 will be very rich in music, for the happiness of our ears.

>> Festival Sons D’Hiver 2017
- From January 13 to February 5, 2017 in Île de France
The Festival Sons D’Hiver is about to take over several cities throughout Île de France such as Cachan, Créteil as well as Paris.

>> Festival au Fil des Voix 2017
- From January 16 to February 1, 2017 at the Alhambra
The Alhambra and the Studio de l'Ermitage, in Paris, will host the 10th edition of the “Au fil des Voix” festival from January 16 to February 1, 2017.

>> Festival Les Nuits de l'Alligator 2017
- February 7-18, 2017 in Paris
For its 12th edition, Les Nuits de l’Alligator intends to resurface everywhere in France. The festival will settle in the capital, on the stage of la Maroquinerie, for a few exceptional days. The Goal? To make you discover the latest musical pearls delivered by Blues, Folk and Rock.

>> Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music 2017
- March 3-5, 2017 in Paris
Regarding the success of the first three editions, Paris International Festival of Psychedelic Music is back in February, on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5, 2019 at La Cigale and then at the Trabendo. The lineup is already appealing: The Dandy Warhols will perform for the closing. 

>> Sonic Protest 2017
- March 11-26, 2017 in Paris and Montreuil
Since 2003, the Festival Sonic Protest is comfortable with its outsider position and with hurting demanding hears. But may daring music enthusiasts be rest-assured, Sonic Protest is willing to amaze you once again between March 11 and March 26, 2017 in several flagship places in Île de France between Paris and Montreuil. 

>> Les Nuits Claires 2017 au Yoyo
- March 24-25, 2017 at the Yoyo
Let’s meet at the Yoyo at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25, 2017 for the third edition of Les Nuits Claires. On the menu? Peter Doherty!

>> Festival Les Femmes s’en mêlent 2017
- March 27-31, 2017
Get ready to discover the 20th edition of Les Femmes s’en mêlent festival – the unavoidable rendez-vous of the independent feminine musical stage – that will take place in Paris, from Monday March 27 to Friday March 31, 2017, but also in many other French towns. On the menu? Austra, Little Simz, Soley as well as Laurel or Emilie & Ogden. 

>> ARTE Concert Festival 2017 in Paris
- April 6-8, 2017 at the Gaîté Lyrique
From Thursday April 6 to Saturday April 8, 2017, the Gaîté Lyrique will host the second edition of the Arte Concert Festival. On the menu? Grandaddy, Miss Kittin or even Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales.

>> PØLAR 2017
- April 19-29, 2017 in several places in Paris
A northerly wind is about to blow over Paris…  April 19-29, 2017, the Sinny & Ooko agency and Air d’Islande join forces and talents to offer you the second edition of the PØLAR Festival throughout Paris. On the menu? Concerts, cinema, lifestyle or even contemporary art with Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or even Finnish artists. 

>> Marvellous Island Festival 2017
- May 6-7, 2017 in Torcy
Electronic music lovers, this is for you! The Marvellous Island Festival is back for a 5th edition on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7 at the beach of Torcy. On the menu? Stephan Bodzin, Kölsch, Oliver Huntemann, Michael Mayer or even Marc Houle. 

>> Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés 2017
- From May 11 to May 22, 2017
The Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés is about to come back in Paris from Thursday May 11 to Monday May 22, 2017 for a new and 17th edition full of music and very jazzy discoveries! 

>> Festival Sur Les Pointes 2017
- May 12 to 14, 2017 at Vitry-sur-Seine
The new edition of the Festival Sur Les Pointes awaits you from Friday May 12 to Saturday May 14, 2017 at the Parc Départemental des Lilas at Vitry-sur-Seine for 3 days full of concerts, street performances, fairground games, debates and community stands. On the menu? Ludwig Von 88, Mass Hysteria, Les Wampas, Motivés! or Soviet Suprem. 

>> Villette Sonique 2017
- May 25 to 31, 2017 at La Villette
Here we go again! Villette Sonique 2017 is back at La Villette in Paris from Thursday May 25 to Wednesday May 31 for a new set of incredible concerts. 

>> Les Musicales de Bagatelle
- May 27 and 28, 2017 at the Orangerie du Parc de Bagatelle and on June 3 and 4, 2017 at the Parc Floral de Vincennes
Musicales de Bagatelle are back for a new and 10th edition you should not miss. The event will take place on Saturday May 27, Sunday May 28 at the Parc de Bagatelle’s Orangery and on Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4 at the Vincennes floral park. On the menu? A compendium of young talents and never-seen-before artistic meetings throughout four high-flying concerts held in a charming setting a stone’s throw from Paris city-center.

>> LaPlage de Glazart 2017
- From June 8 to September 30, 2017
From Thursday June 8 to Saturday September 30 you are invited to discover the 2017 edition of LaPlage. For four months, this event takes over the Porte de la Villette and especially Glazart with deckchairs, fine sand and of course numerous open-air live concerts! 

>> Festival Montereau Confluences 2017
- June 9-10, 2017 in Montereau-Fault-Yonne
M Pokora, Renaud, Imany, Trust or even Claudio Capéo… This is what this new edition of Festival Montereau Confluences has in store and you are all expected on Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10, 2017. 

>> Download Festival Paris 2017
- June 9-11, 2017 in Brétigny Sur Orge
Good news for all rock, metal, heavy and hard music fans since the Download Festival is back in Paris. The Festival is about to take over the 217 Brétigny-sur-Orge / Le Plessis-Pâté air base on Friday June 9, Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11 for three exceptional days! On the menu? System Of A Down, Linkin Park, Blink 182 and Prophets of Rage and Green Day!

>> Festival Jazz Musette des Puces 2017
- June 9-12, 2017 at the Puces de Saint-Ouen
New year, new edition of the Festival Jazz Musette des Puces that will be held from Friday June 9 to Monday June 12, 2017 in the partner bars and markets as well as in the streets and at the Bertrand Dauvin stadium! 

>> Festival de Paris 2017
- From June 9 to June 29, 2017 in 5 places across Paris
Classica music takes over the capital between June 9 and June 29, 2017. You are expected in 5 emblematic Parisian places to discover 5 exceptional concerts planned as part of the first edition of the Festival de Paris. 

>> We Love Green 2017
- June 10 and 11, 2017 at the Bois de Vincennes
The We Love Green Festival is back in Paris on Saturday June 10 and Sunday June 11, 2017 at the Bois de Vincennes! On the menu? Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals as well as Richie Hawtin, Flying Lotus and Abra. 

>> Paris Jazz Festival 2017
- June 17 – July 30, 2017 at the Parc Floral
Paris Jazz Festival is about to come back to the Parc Floral on Saturday June 17 and Sunday July 30, 2017 with as much music talents gathered around one music only: jazz. 

>> La Défense Jazz Festival 2017
- June 19 to June 25, 2017 at the Esplanade de La Défense
Here we go again for a new edition of the Défense Jazz Festival. Be ready to discover a set of free concerts in the open air at the foot of the famous towers of La Défense. From Monday June 19 to Sunday June 25, 2017, ALA.NI, Bootsy Collins or even Chinese Man promise a show like nothing ever played! 

>> Fête de la Musique 2017
- June 21 in Paris and Île de France 

>> Play Me I’m Yours 2017 in Paris
- June 22 to July 11, 2017
Play Me I’m Yours in Paris is soon to be back! From June 22 to July 11, 2017, several pianos will take over the public stage for planned or improvised concerts. Be ready to discover a new and 6th edition that is even more colorful, enthralling, surprising and moving! 

>> Festival Paris Hip Hop 2017
- June 24 to July 9, 2017
Hip Hop lovers will meet from Saturday June 24 to Sunday July 9, 2017 for the new and 12th edition of the Festival Paris Hip Hop. This year, this music event has wonderful stage surprises in store thanks to Cut Killer, Kool G Rap and even The Underachievers.

>> Solidays 2017
- June 23-25, 2017 at the Hippodrome de Longchamp
Solidays will settle once again at the Hippodrome de Longchamp in June and on Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25, 2017, for a new edition that already looks just as amazing as the previous ones 

>> Macki Music Festival 2017
- From June 30 to July 2, 2017 in Carrières-Sur-Seine (78)
The Macki Music Festival, the festival created by La Mamie’s & Cracki Records is back! You are all expected on June 30, Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2 in Carrièes-Sur-Seine for the 2017 edition! On the menu? Soichi Terada, Cortex, Mall Grab, Kodäma and Renart. 

>> Festival Days Off 2017
- From June 30 to July 10, 2017 at the Philharmonie De Paris
And here we ago for a new and 8th edition of the Festival Days Off. Be ready to discover a new program that is as exceptional as the previous ones. On the menu? Air, Metronomy, Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales for the hybrid performance “Room 29” as well as Savages, Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka and even Kate Tempest. 

>> Festival Django Reinhardt 2017
- July 1st in Samois-sur-Seine and then from July 6 to July 9 in the park of Château de Fontainebleau
There is some change for this 2017 edition. The Festival Django Reinhardt will first stop in Samois-sur-Seine on Saturday July 1 and will then take over the Prairie du Bois d’Hyver in the park of Château de Fontainebleau from Thursday July 6 to Sunday July 9.

>> Barrière Enghien Jazz Festival 2017
- July 5-9, 2017 in Enghien-les-Bains
Barrières Enghien Jazz Festival is back for a new and 18th edition you should not miss from Wednesday July 5 to Sunday July 9, 2017. On the menu? Morcheeba, Macy Gray, Al McKay’s Earth, Wind & Fire Experience as well as Faada Freddy and Keziah Jones.

>> Festival Fnac Live 2017
- July 6-8, 2017 at the Paris City Hall
The Festival Fnac Live comes back in Paris for a new edition! On July 6th-8th, 2017, many free outdoor concerts will be given on the esplanade of the Paris City Hall. 

>> Festival Loud & Proud 2017
- July 6-9, 2017 at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris
From Thursday July 6 to Saturday July 9, 2017, the Gaîté Lyrique celebrates Queer culture with the second edition of the Loud & Proud festival. On the menu? Rebeka Warrior, Mykki Blanco and Kiddy Smile.

>> Festival Afropunk Paris 2017
- July 15-16, 2017 at La Villette
Following the success of the two first Parisian editions, Afropunk is back on Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16, 2017 at La Villette for a new and third edition you should definitely not miss. 

>> Lollapalooza Paris
- July 22-23, 2017 at the Hippodrome de Longchamp
It is now official, the famous American festival, Lollapalooza, is coming to Paris in 2017 and will take over the Hippodrome de Longchamp on Saturday July 22 and Sunday July 23. The lineup? The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey as well as Pixies, London Grammar, The Roots, Liam Gallagher and Imagine Dragons. 

>> Classique Au Vert 2017
- August 5 to September 17, 2017 at the Parc Floral
The Classique Au Vert festival is back from August 5 to September 17, 2017 in the heart of Paris Parc Floral. The festival invites music experts and music beginners to live out a wonderful musical interlude with famous and emerging artists. All musicians are happy to present their repertoires and play on the sensitive strings: concerts, animations, exhibitions and meetings. Your Parisian summer is going to be musically pleasant. 

>> Rock En Seine 2017
- August 25-27, 2017 at the Domaine National du Parc de Saint-Cloud
You are all expected at the Domaine National du Parc de Saint-Cloud on Friday August 25, Sartuday August 26 and Sunday August 27 for the 2017 edition of Rock En Seine. 

>> Jazz à La Villette 2017
- August 31 to September 13, 2017
Jazz will once again be given pride of place in Paris for the edition of the Festival Jazz à la Villette held from Thursday August 31 to Wednesday September 13. On the menu? Archie Shepp, Gregory Porter, De La Soul, Cory Henry, Jeff Mills & Emile Parisien. 

>> Festival Elektric Park 2017
- September 9, 2017 at the Île des Impressionnistes in Chatou
The Festival Inox Paris changes its name and becomes the Festival Elektric Park. So let’s go to Chatou on the Île des Impressionnistes on Saturday September 9, 2017  to enjoy electro music alongside with several international artists. 

>> La Fête de l’Humanité 2017
- September 15-17, 2017 in La Courneuve
La Fête de l’Humanité, a yearly event organized by the newspaper L’Humanité, is back in northern Paris for a weekend full of debates, exhibitions and concerts. Do not miss this 2017 edition on Friday September 15, Saturday September 16 and Sunday September 17 at the Parc Départemental George-Valbon in La Courneuve. On the menu? The French singer Renaud is the first artist to be announced!

>> MaMa Festival 2017
- October 18-20, 2017 in the 18th arrondissement
Coming up 

>> Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2017
- November 2-4, 2017 at La Grande Halle De La Villette
Here we go again! After six successful editions, the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris does it again and waits for you from Thursday November 2 to Saturday November 4, 2017 at La Grande Halle de La Villette. 

>> Festival Les Inrocks 2017
Coming up

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