Last summer, the festival Soirs d’été (Summer Nights) attracted more than 70,000 spectators. By bringing together roughly 15 artists playing musical from a variety of genres, the Summer Nights festival has become a major event in the third district of Paris.
All concerts are outdoors and completely free, allowing guests staying at the Hotel Louvre Marsollier to come and listen to the music that will be playing as they please. Some of the musicians are very well known in France, and all of them offer a unique musical experience that is worth checking out. Musical genres that can be heard include rock, French pop, international pop and electro.
The festival is co-sponsored by the radio station Oüi FM, which is a big rock station in France. The emphasis of the festival is on the current music scene, which is why it includes currently popular artists, like Rover and Pony Pony Run Run, as well as up-and-comers.
The festival lasts for eight days and will be capped off by a communal ball that invites the whole neighborhood to participate. Music for the ball will be provided by a group called Dial Show, and it promises to be quite lively and fun. The ball — and all the concerts — will take place in the traditional village square located in front of the town hall of the the third district. A temporary bar is being set up to provide drinks for thirsty participants. Those who want to go to the ball should plan on partying until dawn.
The festival begins on July 5, 2012 and ends on July 13, 2012, celebrated by the closing ball. Every free concert begins at 8 p.m. The Summer Nights festival is a great way to see the happy-go-lucky side of Paris and the French music scene. Plus, the ball is the night before the French national holiday on the 14th of July, so everyone should be in a particularly festive mood.
Festival Soirs d’été
In front of the town hall of the third district of Paris
2 rue Eugène Spuller, 75003
Every night at 8 p.m. from July 5 until July 13, 2012