Rock en Seine is one of the biggest happenings in Paris every year. It is normally arranged in August and attracts more than a hundred thousand people yearly. The venue for the event is the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, a fantastic park with gardens, sculptures, fountains, and more. Many claim it to be one of the most beautiful parks in the world, so you have a lot to look forward to if you come to enjoy Rock en Seine in Paris.
The festival is named Rock en Seine because the seine is the river separating the park from central Paris. The French word for “stage” is pronounced in the same way as they say the name of the river, thus playing around with words. The festival was first arranged in 2003, with two stages and ten bands performing. Since then, the festival has grown, and there are now 6-7 stages and very popular bands coming. The festival had to take a break due to COVID, but now it is back, stronger than ever.
The festival usually lasts for three days. The nearest metro station is métro Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud and it is the end station of metro line 10 in Paris.
Rock en Seine 2023
Dates: August 23 – 27 (nothing will happen on August 24th).
Location: Domaine national de Saint-Cloud
The festival has been given a bonus day in 2023. Why? Because Billie Eilish was open to performing on August 23rd, and thus they gave the festival a bonus day for this event to take place.
Who will perform at Rock en Seine in 2023?
Billie Eilish, Florence + the Machine, Placebo, The Chemical Brothers, Charlotte de Witte, Girl in Red, Tamino, The Strokes, Foals, Fever Ray, Angel Olsen, Dry Cleaning, and several others.
What is the price for a ticket to Rock en Seine?
A day ticket costs between 75-100 euros, while a three day ticket costs 175 euros. You can buy tickets for the festival here.
Who has performed on Rock en Seine before?
The festival was arranged in 2023 for the first time. That year the festival was visited by bands such as Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Beck, PJ Harvey, and Eagle Eye Cherry. Since then, bands such as Muse, The Chemical Brothers, Pixies, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Faithless, Bjork, R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Faith no More, Prodigy, The Offspring, Skunk Anansie, Massive Attack, Green Day, Foo Fighters, System of a Down, Paul Kalkbrenner, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Cure, and Major Lazer have been to the festival.
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