Electronic Dance Music lovers are always looking for the next festival to attend to. But when you’ve been to all the big ones, it’s time to discover new things. Recently, we’ve discovered Les Plages Electroniques, a summer festival in the French Riviera. And we’re here to tell you everything about it.
Les Plages Electroniques happens in August every year, in the beautiful city of Cannes, by the Mediterranean Sea. For three days, the beach is turned into a stage, and the surroundings are the dance floor. A great ambiance to chill, enjoy some good time with your friends and get sun-kissed. And if you feel like getting the sand out of your feet – don’t worry. You can also go dancing in the terrace of ‘Le Palais de Congres’, right where the famous Film Festival of Cannes usually takes place. How fancier could this get?
With three stages, Les Plages Electroniques has a lineup for all the likes. During the 2019 edition, more than 40,000 festivaliers took over the city for this unique weekend, and we had the chance to enjoy some tech-house artists like Solomun, Âme and Claptone. We also had our share of good techno with Adriatique, Maceo Plex and La Fleur, and EDM lovers had their perfect dose with their national hero, DJ Snake, who gathered himself more than 17,000 people for his set.
As for this year’s highlight, for us it only has 2 names : Tchami x Malaa. Closing the festival on Sunday evening, the French producers gave an unforgettable set that almost felt like a religious ritual, driving their national audience crazy with every single beat. Exquisite visuals, fireworks, torches and smoke. The energy was insane.
But this is not all that Les Plages Electroniques had to offer. Everyday, after midnight, an afterparty took place for all of us that were not ready to leave yet. Much more intimate than the festival (but only accessible if you purchased an afterparty festival ticket), the afterparty almost felt like another festival itself, with even some big headliners like Camelphat and Pachanga Boys. A great way to dance until sunrise in one of the most stunning cities in France.
Les Plages Electroniques 2019 was terrific and we can’t wait to be back next year. Come with us in 2020! For more information about the festival, check their official website or follow their Facebook Page.