2022 music festivals in France

The bands play on! Jazz, world music, classical music, French song…

In 2022, we have chosen to support young festivals that offer artistic encounters between repertoires, but also itinerant festivals in rural areas, festivals that offer free & participatory outdoor concerts in new places, and finally festivals dedicated to women’s creation.

 

To be updated with the 2022 dates and festivals

Abbaye de Lessay Festival

From July 11 to August 12, 2022 - heuresmusicalesdelessay.com

This festival consists of around ten concerts of Baroque and classical music with some of the best musical groups of the moment: Les Paladins, Amarillis, the Normandy Regional Orchestra, La Tempête… in the magnificent abbey church of Lessay near Coutances in Normandy. New for 2022: Prim’ Heures Musicales, a series of meetings and free music workshops that are open to all!

Saou Chante Mozart Festival

From July 8 to 24, 2022 - saouchantemozart.com/

At the instigation of the flautist Philippe Bernold, this year, the Saou Chante Mozart Festival offers you pianist battles, string quartets and recitals – an ambitious program that is worthy of the only French festival of this size dedicated to Mozart.

Ramatuelle Festival and its musical nocturnes

From July 27 to August 11, 2022 - festivalderamatuelle.com

Under the aegis of Michel Boujenah and Jacqueline Franjou, the Ramatuelle Festival presents three evenings of classical music and twelve evenings of theater under the stars in its delightful Théâtre de Verdure (‘theater in the green’).

Unisson(s)

From January 3, 2022 to December 31, 2023 - operalimoges.fr

This year the Unisson(s) collective is organizing 4 mediation events surrounding the voice set up by the Limoges Opera in collaboration with the social partners in the region. This is a project around song which brings together children aged 6 to 15 years from different socio-cultural backgrounds who can’t wait to bring their talent to the public!

VOX my interactive choir

From September 20, 2019 to December 31, 2023 - radiofrance.com

VOX is a free digital platform for choir accompaniment whose aim is to get more than 500,000 children singing to encourage both young talent, creativity and musical diversity. This year, Vox would like to diversify its repertoire and extend its audience to reach a younger target group and take part in innovations in the audio and digital experience.

‘La Maîtrise de Radio France’ in Bondy

From September 1, 2022 to July 15, 2023 - radiofrance.com

Within the framework of the Equal Opportunities program in 2007, the ‘Maîtrise de Radio France’ is opening a second site in Bondy for children in the northern neighborhoods of Paris. In 2022, the collective is offering you a repertoire around a children’s choir with unique classical polychoral works to discover.

I Gemelli – World Music

From September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023 - ensembleigemelli.com

Beyond its Baroque and Classical repertoire (Monteverdi, Mozart, etc.), the I Gemelli ensemble is launching the record label Gemelli Factory, based on projects fusing jazz and world music and classical repertoires.

 

Festivals that offer free concerts

Grand Est’ival

From July 7 to 25, 2022 - grandestival.fr

Grand Est’ival is the result of a collective of 10 musical groups from the East of France who have developed a new traveling festival off the beaten track to serve a region and the people who live there. Nearly 100 concerts scheduled in towns and villages in the East of France.

Cosmo Jazz

From July 23 to 30, 2022 - cosmojazzfestival.com

For over 10 years, under the instigation of André Manoukian, the Cosmo Jazz Festival has shared an extraordinary human adventure with observers from all walks of life to discover incredible landscapes, dizzying journeys and cosmic sounds, all in a friendly atmosphere.

Au Grès du Jazz festival

From August 6 to 14, 2022 - festival-augresdujazz.com

Jazz notes in the midst of nature, live from your home – Au Grès du Jazz is held in an exceptional green setting: the Vosges du Nord Regional Nature Reserve. Arnaud Bel has sought out the big names of jazz and newcomers from the regional and local scene just for you to enjoy a wonderful festival in 2022.

Voce Humana Festival

From August 2 to 15, 2022 - vocehumana.fr

Founded in 2008 in the Trégor region, the Voce Humana Festival has placed vocals at the heart of its artistic project and offers you the best of the current lyrical scene in 2022 while maintaining its original diversity. In the summer weather, the festival will take place on the balconies of town of Lannion, in the spirit of diversity and eclecticism it holds dear.

Cordes sur Ciel Festival

From July 23 to 29, 2022 - festivalcordessurciel.com

The Cordes sur Ciel Festival’s team is driven by the belief that through its universal and collective dimension, music is also an instrument of peace, which is why, despite the prominent news events, the 2022 edition of the Cordes music festival will take you to Eastern Europe this year with major figures such as Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Prokofiev.

Musical encounters in Vézelay

From August 25 to 28, 2022 - lacitedelavoix.net

Perched on top of a hill with stunning panoramic views, the medieval village of Vézelay is located at the gates of the Morvan region, halfway between Paris and Lyon. The Sainte-Marie-Madeleine basilica offers exceptional acoustics, in particular for the voice.

‘La Grande Clique à Jazz’

From May 12 to 14, 2023 - jazzpulsations.com

‘La Grande Clique à Jazz’ is a unique and committed solidarity collective for which children build their own instruments: cimbalom, suitcase drum, mbira, microphone, etc. More than a music festival, it’s also an awareness project making ‘eco-friendly instruments’ in the disadvantaged neighborhoods of Nancy alongside the jazz festival.

Détours du Monde Festival

From January 10 to July 29, 2022 - detoursdumonde.org

Détours du Monde is the world music festival par excellence. In 2022, it is hosting internationally renowned artists for you that combine African and Afro-Caribbean inspired music in the rural Causses region in Aubrac.

Rosa Bonheur Festival

From July 3 to August 28, 2022 - chateaurosabonheur.fr

Founded in 2020, the Rosa Bonheur Festival chose to focus its programming on female artistic creation in all its forms. What could be more appropriate, in the home where the famous painter Rosa Bonheur flourished, than to continue this heritage by supporting the voice of past and present creators!

Musical encounters in Conques

From July 16 to August 26, 2022 - centre-europeen.com

Conques, the timeless Medieval village listed as one of the most beautiful in France, is hosting over 10 exceptional evenings of World Music in its abbey with a new feature in 2022: the festival is organizing brand new meetings with musicians before the concerts!

Bach en Combrailles Festival

From August 8 to 13, 2022 - bachencombrailles.com

Bach en Combrailles takes place in Pontaumur, at the heart of the Auvergne, as well as 10 surrounding villages. This festival is not only only about cantatas, preludes, fugues and sonatas: above all it’s a story of human alchemy organized around Bach Cafés, evening concerts and free organ concerts preceded by an organ lesson to take you to the heart of this mysterious instrument.

Jazz festival and workshops on the Seine

From October 7 to 22, 2022 - parisjazzclub.net

Paris Jazz Club invites you to Paris - the second global jazz capital - with over 180 concerts in 25 clubs in Paris and the surrounding region over 15 days. By offering attractive prices and mediation initiatives for remote audiences, the festival wants to support the economy of jazz venues and artists.

 

Des concerts partout en France

Festival Dates Site internet
Festival of Forez
July 8 to 17, 2022festivalduforez.com
Saou Chante Mozart Festival
July 8 to 24, 2022saouchantemozart.com
Cosmo Jazz
July 23 to 30, 2022cosmojazzfestival.com
Abbaye de Lessay Festival
July 11 to August 12, 2022heuresmusicalesdelessay.com
Musical encounters in Vézelay
August 25 to 28, 2022lacitedelavoix.net
Musical encounters in Conques
July 16 to August 26, 2022centre-europeen.com
Grand Est’ival
July 7 to 25, 2022 grandestival.fr
Rosa Bonheur Festival
July 3 to August 28, 2022chateaurosabonheur.fr
Ramatuelle Festival
July 27 to August 11, 2022festivalderamatuelle.com
Bach en Combrailles Festival
August 8 to 13, 2022bachencombrailles.com
Au Grés du jazz Festival
August 6 to 14, 2022festivalaugresdujazz.com
Voce Humana Festival
August 2 to 15, 2022vocehumana.fr
Cordes sur ciel Festival
July 23 to 29, 2022festivalcordessurciel.com
Jazz festival and workshops on the Seine
October 07 to 22, 2022parisjazzclub.net
Unisson(s)
January 03, 2022 to December 31, 2023operalimoges.fr
Festival Cordes sur ciel
July 23 to 29, 2022festivalcordessurciel.com
VOX my interactive choir
September 20, 2019 to December 31, 2023radiofrance.com
La grande clique à Jazz
May 12 to 14, 2023jazzpulsations.com
La Maîtrise de Radio France in Bondy
September 1, 2022 to July 15, 2023radiofrance.com
I Gemelli - World Music
September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023ensembleigemelli.com
Détours du monde Festival
January 10 to July 29, 2022detoursdumonde.org
Hip Baroque Choc
May 23, 2022concertdelaloge.com

 

 

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