Fnac’s Free Music Festival

News - Published: 5 July 2012

Alt-J, Liz Green and Mina Tindle among the highlights at Hotel de Ville this July… if the sun is kind

festival fnac live Paris 2012As Parisian festivals go this one is pretty hard to miss completely. Fnac and their entourage completely take over the square in front of Hotel de Ville in the centre of town for four days every year with a consistently inconsistent bill of artists. This time around there’s sure to be a sizeable crowd with the superstore employing a crowd-pleasing strategy with French media darlings Charlie Winston, 1995, Pony Pony Run Run and Revolver all on the bill. There’s also a few more familiar names for the raft of tourists, including Alt-J, Liz Green and Francois and the Atlas Mountains. Here is the running order as it stands:

Thursday, July 19

17h30 – Lescop
18h05 – Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains
18h50 – Disiz
20h05 – 1995
20h30 – Irma
21h35 – Charlie Winston

Friday, July 20

17h20 – Christine & The Queens
18h00 – We Were Evergreen
18h35 – Mina Tindle
19h20 – Balthazar
20h05 – Naive New Beaters
21h00 – Pony Pony Run Run
22h10 – La Grande Sophie

Saturday, July 21

17h00 – Mensch
17h30 - B R OAD WAY
18h05 – Rover
18h50 – Alt-J (∆)
19h40 – Revolver
20h30 – Dominique A
21h40 – Arthur H
23h00 – Don Rimini

Sunday, July 22

17h30 – Liza Manili
18h05 – Liz Green
18h50 – Ewert & The Two Dragons
19h40 – Archimède
20h40 – Carmen Maria Vega
21h50 – Tryo

Our top picks are Francois and the Atlas Mountains, Mina Tindle, Alt-J, Liz Green and Estonian troop Ewert and the Two Dragons, that’s should you fancy popping down to Hotel de Ville every day and be able to pull yourself out of your beach chair at the nearby Paris plage.