villette sonique festival paris

What’s on: Villette Sonique Music Festival

May 18, 2014 2:54 pm

Get your dancing shoes on at La Grande Halle

Most people come to Paris to explore the history and culture steeped in the marble streets and Renaissance architecture, to eat fresh French food and marvel at the Mona Lisa; but not everyone. Dancer lovers, read on, there’s another reason why Paris might appeal – and it takes art appreciation up a notch.

The capital is already home to a number of world famous clubs to which top DJs flock each weekend, not to mention the music events that take place every year, hosted in the newest pop-up bars and clubs around Paris.

However, it’s the Villette Sonique Music Festival that has taken over and risen to the top of the dance stakes and planted its feet firmly in the ground as the one to watch – and one to book tickets for! Housed in the glass warehouse the Grande Hall, this modern event exhibit has held contemporary circus performances and street art alike, so it’s the perfect venue for a unique (and memorable) experience.

This year’s festival, currently in its ninth year, will be held from June 2nd to 8th and has not failed to excite its fans. Headlining the festival are the likes of Four Tet, Daniel Avery, James Holden and many more, among their European equivalents – all chart-topping heroes of the dance scene. If you like a bit of variety, don’t worry, there’s plenty to suit everyone’s tastes with indie to world music acts in the mix.

Kicking off on Monday until Sunday, across the first in June, it’s the perfect reason to go if you’re planning a city break in the summer. Right in the middle of the Parc de la Villette, and between the Science Museum and Music Museum, it’s in the perfect spot for a bit of sightseeing and relaxing in the sun before the music kicks off at 7.30pm – and on the weekend you can catch performances from 2.30pm with free outdoor access, great for making the most of the warm Parisian weather and keeping up with the most up-to-date tunes.

For more information and how to book tickets, click here


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