SPIRIT FESTIVAL 2024: returns to Lac de Siguret for its second edition

The Spirits Festivalorganized by Darkside Events, founded in 2015 in Embrun, Hautes-Alpes, the association’s mission is to promote electronic music to a wide audience.

History of Darkside Events

Creation and Development

Darkside Events is the brainchild of two friends with a passion for electronic music. From the outset, the association has set itself a number of objectives, notably to democratize and promote electronic music in its entirety to the general public, and to offer electronic music events in the heart of the Hautes-Alpes region, where demand is strong, while highlighting their region and the Hautes-Alpes département, which they hold dear to their hearts.

First Events

In 2017, Darkside Events organized its first major event at Lac de Siguret, in partnership with the commune of Saint-André-d’Embrun. The Kitsune-themed event features over 30 artists and attracts 1,800 festival-goers. On the strength of this success, the association decided to repeat the experience with annual editions.

The return of the Spirits Festival in 2024

A New Edition at Lac de Siguret

The Spirits Festival returns on August 30 and 31, 2024 atLac de Siguret, an iconic venue for Darkside Events. This new edition promises to be even more spectacular, with a new scenography, a new animal totem and a renewed line-up of artists.

Festival objectives

The main aim of the Spirits Festival is to promote electronic music to as many people as possible. To achieve this, Darkside Events offers a program that mixes international artists, emerging talents and local performers.

The 2024 Edition Program

International and local artists

The festival will feature internationally renowned artists such as MANDIDEXTROUS, an electronic music icon backed by numerous industry giants. At the same time, emerging artists such asADHARAA, NEIKA and MALERBA will have the opportunity to perform before a large audience.

Les Têtes d’Affiche Féminines

Among the female artists will be LA KAJOFOL, known for her Mystical Techno sets that plunge the audience into a mystical and bewitching universe. His performance will oscillate between powerful kicks and bewitching melodies, promising a unique experience for festival-goers.

A Free Daytime Stage

Accessibility and Diversity

One of the unique aspects of the Spirits Festival is the free daytime stage. Situated in the open air with a breathtaking view over the lake, this stage allows visitors to discover electronic music in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Sustainable Development at the Heart of the Event

Ecological commitment

Darkside Events makes a point of organizing an environmentally-friendly festival. In collaboration with the DTT and Natura 2000, the association strives to minimize the ecological impact of the event.

Safety and Well-Being for Festivalgoers

The safety of festival-goers is a top priority for Darkside Events. Each edition is organized in such a way as to guarantee a safe, well-organized and friendly party.

Pre-Festival Events

Launch party in Montpellier

In preparation for the Spirits Festival, Darkside Events will be taking over Montpellier’s legendary Mélomane Club on August 3 for an underground-influenced launch party. This event will showcase the festival’s artists and attract public attention.

The Spirits Festival’s impact on the region

Tourism and Local Economy

Le Spirits Festival contribue modestement au dynamisme économique de Saint-André-d’Embrun et des Hautes-Alpes. Le festival attire de nombreux visiteurs, ce qui apporte des bénéfices aux commerces et aux services locaux.

Promoting Electronic Culture

En promouvant la musique électronique, le Spirits Festival contribue à diversifier l’offre culturelle de la région et à sensibiliser le public à ce style musical.

The Challenges and Objectives of the 2024 Edition

Consolidating Success

For this second edition at Lac de Siguret, Darkside Events aims to confirm the event’s success and establish its reputation in the Hautes-Alpes. The association strives to offer an intimate, affordable festival, while maintaining high artistic and technical standards.

Innovations and Improvements

Every year, Darkside Events strives to innovate and improve the festival experience. For 2024, new installations and a revamped scenography are planned to offer an even more immersive experience.


The Spirits Festival is much more than just a musical event. It’s a celebration of electronic music, a platform for emerging artists and a unique experience for festival-goers. Thanks to the commitment of Darkside Events, the festival continues to grow and attract an ever-increasing audience. Don’t miss this 2024 edition, which promises to be memorable in so many ways.


1. What are the ticket prices for Spirits Festival 2024?

Tickets for Spirits Festival 2024 are available at a variety of prices, depending on the options chosen (day, evening, full pass). See their box office for details and to buy your tickets.

2. How do I get to Lac de Siguret?

Lac de Siguret is accessible by car, with parking available nearby. Special shuttles can also be arranged from nearby main towns. Consult the transport information on the festival website.

3. Is there accommodation available close to the festival?

Yes, several accommodation options are available around Lac de Siguret, ranging from campsites to hotels. Advance bookings are recommended, as the festival is very busy.

4. Who are the most eagerly-awaited artists at this year’s event?

Among this year’s most eagerly awaited artists are MANDIDEXTROUS, LA KAJOFOL, and other international talents as well as emerging artists. The full program is available on the festival website.

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