Le Cabaret Vert is famous across France, not only for its eclectic line-up of musical talent, but also for the way in which it mixes some top international acts with plenty of local food and drink – especially the beer from its local micro-breweries.
One of the most distinctive and eco-friendly music festivals on the planet, Cabaret Vert this year takes place in Charleville-Mézières, August 23-26.
Named after a poem written by one of France’s best-known poets, Arthur Rimbaud – who was born in the region – Cabaret Vert might be slightly off the beaten track, but it is nevertheless on the rise as one of Northern Europe’s best festivals, featuring both new and established artists, as well as an equal measure of street art and cinema.
For more than a decade, Le Cabaret Vert has managed somehow to unite several musical genres, including rock, pop, electro and urban music.
Previous names to have performed here include the likes of The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Public Enemy, London Grammar, Cypress Hill, Korn and Kate Tempest.
Based in Charleville-Mezieres, in The French Ardennes, it lasts for four days and in 2017 attracted a new record of 98,0000 festival-goers.
Located on the banks of the River Meuse in the Mézièrespart of the town Cabaret Vert also stands out thanks to its eco-friendly approach. Organic food and craft beer can be enjoyed at the refreshment stands; and the festival as a whole also offers environmental awareness and recycling workshops, screenings of short films, street art performances and painting and poetry exhibitions and performances.
This year’s line-up includes Phoenix, Travis Scott, Nothing But Thieves, Seasick Steve and Curtis Harding.
Ticket prices start from €41 for a single ticket for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday, to €99 for a four-day pass. There is a special price of just €8 Euros for the Sunday.
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