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Les Francofolies de La Rochelle is a five-day music festival in the beautiful city of La Rochelle on the west coast of France.

Since its birth in 1985, the festival has played a key part in championing the music of France and French-speaking artists, irrespective of genre, and has long established itself a cultural site for all ages. Twinned with its location in the historic, limestone-adorned seaport, there’s no better to way to experience the music of the country’s rich past and future.

The festival’s main outdoor stage is situated on the port of Esplanade Saint-Jean d’Acre, however there will also be shows in venues nearby, including a theatre, club and the old harbour.

Les Francofolies de La Rochelle 2020 was postponed to 10 – 14 July 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. All tickets remain valid for the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here


Les Francofolies de La Rochelle 2021 Lineup

Kid Francescoli / IZIA / Jean-Louis Aubert / Oktober Lieber / French 79 / Kompromat / Claudio Capéo
Tsew The Kid / Marie Flore / Dadju / Pomme / Yael Naim / Matt Pokora / Rufus Wainwright / Vidéoclub
Blick Bassy / Nicoletta / Birds on a Wire / Salvatore Adamo / Nekfeu / Chilla / Vald / Ninho / Marc Lavoine
Dead Hippies / My Own Private Alaskas / Brutuss / Igorrrs / Victor Solfs / Perturbators / Irmas / Cyril Mokaieshs / Stephan Eichers / Bandit Bandits / 7 Weekss / PNLs / Lolo Zouaïs / Roméo Elviss / Philippe Katerines / Laurent Voulzys / The Aveners / Tim Dups / Vincent Delerm
Jeanne Cherhal / Louis Chedid / Les Amazones d’Afrique / Suzane / Alain Souchon / Keren Ann / Les Rita Mitsouko

Les Francofolies de La Rochelle 2021 Tickets

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Travel Info


There will be a number of carparks open across the city during the festival offering more than 3000 spaces.

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Gare de La Rochelle is well connected by rail, with services to the city from Paris, Bourdeaux, Toulouse, Nantes, Tours and a number of smaller towns in the Poitou-Charentes region.


Coach Travel will be available from Nantes, Bordeaux and Rennes. More to be announced soon.


La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport is located around 2.5km northwest of the city. From the airport you can reach the festival site either by taxi (a 7 minute journey costing around €10) or by catching the Line 7 bus to Claude Masse and walking the remaining 1km to the festival. The latter journey will take around 20 minutes and should cost around €2.

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