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Nuits Sonores is an electronic music festival in the historic city of Lyon. Since 2003 the festival has highlighted the importance of the city’s cultural landmarks as it spreads a variety of performances, events and workshops for range of audiences across its five days.

This year, the festival will prototype, experiment and work on new approaches, with all the freedom and high standards that characterize it. With a special edition and for the first time in the summer, Nuits Sonores will reinvent itself around new stories, in an unprecedented way of approaching the place and position of the public as its relationship to artists, while retaining the strong markers of the festival’s DNA: independence, urban decor and industrial aesthetics, the desire to give pride of place to emergence and innovation.

In addition to sets from a plethora of DJ talent, the festival also boasts celebrated names to help curate the lineup. 2019’s edition was curated by Bonobo, Peggy Gou, Maceo Plex, Lena Willikens and James Blake which should go some way to indicate the festival’s status as an underground authority.

The beauty of Nuits Sonores is the sheer quantity of events both throughout the day and way into the night, meaning it’s possible to dip in and out of raves, whilst enjoying the tranquility of Lyon.

Nuits Sonores 2020 was postponed to 2021, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ticket holders can request either a voucher, for a ticket for the 2021 edition, or a refund. More info on the festival’s website here

Aftermovie Nuits Sonores 2019

Nuits Sonores 2021 Lineup

Tuesday 20 July
Soirée 1

The Paradox : Jeff Mills & Jean-Phi Dary / Max Cooper live a/v / Dasha Rush: VORTEX / Tryphème live av / Neue Grafik Ensemble / Gin Tonic Orchestrav / XL.IKS

Open Air 1

Gboi & Jean Mi / Pablo Valentino b2b Bolly Cat / Camille / Mettani / Célélé / Mendi

Wednesday 21 July
Soirée 2

High Tone x AV Exciters / Chloé & Vassilena Serafimova / Flore & WSK / Organizatsiya / Eiger Drums Propaganda & HAJJ / Azu Tiwaline & Cinna Peyghamy

Open Air 2

Jacques Satre b2b Les Fils de Jacob / Random Item / Warzou b2b Mush / TEOTWAWKI / Saku Sahara / Clarence

Thursday 22 July
Soirée 3

Sébastien Tellier / Felicia Atkinson / Il Quadro di Troisi / Shaun Baron-Carvais (aka Shlømo) / ‘ZONE W / O PEOPLE’ (OKLOU X KRAMPF LIVE AV PROJECT) / In Aeternam Vale & Vel

Open Air 3

Bernadette b2b Pedro Bertho / Mahiane / Ramses / Warum b2b Neskeh / Nikky / Ma gda

Friday 23 July
Soirée 4

Lala &ce / UVB76 / rRoxymore / Awori & Twani / Muqata’a

Open Air 4

Stakhan / Dj Lindax / âMy B. / RIGO* b2b Patxi / Hyas b2b Maelita / Sounds Of La Cave

Saturday 24 July
Soirée 5

Pantha Du Prince ‘Conference of Trees’ / Simo Cell & Abdullah Miniawy / Fulu Miziki / Crystallmess & Jantana Hennard / Praktika & Simon WinsévTTristana & Iliyazel live av

Open Air 5

LB aka Labat / Sacha Mambo / Angel Karel b2b Istigkeit / Isa Wayatt / My Sword

Sunday 25 July
Closing Day

DJ P.Moore / Salma Rosa Alex Autajon / Mensonges / P errine / Lumbago

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Lyon is well connected by rail with the rest of France and major European cities.


Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is 25 km away east of Lyon.The Rhônexpress tram connects the airport to Lyon’s Part-Dieu Station in 30 minutes.

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