Friday, 22 August 2014

Festival: Rock en Seine

Paris plays host to a  major music festival this weekend, with the three-day Rock en Seine festival attracting
thousands to the  Hauts-de-Seine department on the outskirts of the capital.

The festival is being held, as it always is, at  the Château de Saint-Cloud's park just west of Paris.

It marks the final big festival of the summer season, and is one of France's biggest music events, sharing as it does some of the acts on the bill at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK.

Around 65 bands are playing this year across five stages.  Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and the Prodigy are the headline acts, along with performances by Lana Del Rey, the Hives, Portishead and dozens of others including Airbourne, Jake Bugg and Janelle Monáe.

Some key French acts are also on the bill, including François & the Atlas Mountains, Etienne de Crecy, Feu! Chatterton and  Petit Fantôme.

The festival's been around since 2003, and previous years have seen the likes of Massive Attack, Muse, Arcade Fire, Morrissey and the Pixes headline.

Last year Paul Kalkbrenner, Phoenix and System of a Down headlined each of the three nights.

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