Looking for good ideas to spend some time outdoors this summer? You will find here the best 5 festivals around Lille, where you can participate with your friends and roommates! Don’t worry, there’s one to satisfy every craving!
Top 5 festivals around Lille
#1- Lille Piano(s) Festival (Lille)
from 08 to 10 June 2018
Yes, we start slowly with a classical music festival 🙂 At its 15th edition this year, Lille Piano Festival is a classical festival, curious and innovative. From classic to contemporary, all the most illustrious names in the field are there: from Nikolaï Lugansky to Boris Berezovsky. More classical concertos by Mozart, Schumann and Chopin are also on the programme. Jazz is also on the agenda. Don’t lose the opportunity!
#2- Contemporary Latitudes (Lille)
from 05 to 24 June 2018
This incredible contemporary dance festival offers the inhabitants of the Lille region the opportunity to go off the beaten track and discover a new approach to contemporary dance. Highly committed to bringing something new to its public, the festival favours artists who are sensitive to the relationship with the public and who bring a “living testimony of their time”. Among the themes dealt with in this edition are the place of the body in society and the role of the individual as spectator but also as creator.
#3- Main Square Festival (Arras)
from 06 to 08 July 2018
If you are looking for a festival with the capital ‘F’, you have just found it: the Main Square Festival, great rival of the Eurockéennes Festival of Belfort which takes place at the same period. Among the most popular artists in this edition are Queens of the Stone Age, Jamiroquai and Depeche Mode. Born in 2004, this pop/rock festival takes place in a unique architectural ensemble in Europe: the Grand’Place d’Arras which offers an alignment of more than a hundred Flemish baroque facades and which can accommodate more than 30 000 festival-goers!
#4- Les Nuits Secrètes (Aulnoye-Aymeries)
July 27, 28, 29, 2018
If the night always carries advice, for almost 20 years, the Nuits Secrètes bring a little magic to Lille. This very mysterious festival which plays around the concept of “secret” will surely seduce you with its programming and its infinite surprises!
On the agenda, artists of different musical styles, hidden concerts and secret routes that participants will discover only once on site. All this inspires you? Visit their website to discover some of the programming!
#5- Crossroads Festival (Roubaix)
from 12 to 15 September 2018
To end the summer in style, we conclude with the Crossroads Festival, the first European festival of music discoveries characterized by concerts, workshops, speed-meeting all spread over 4 intense days. Born in 2016 (yes it is brand new!) to promote the local music scene, the goal of this festival is of course to allow young people to discover a wide variety of musical style groups : hip-hop, pop, metal, rock, electro but also jazz, soul, groove and even more ! The artists who will perform on stage come from all over Europe (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands…).
So here we are at the end of this Top 5 of the most acclaimed festivals around Lille for this summer 2018! Which ones do you intend to participate in with your roommates?
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