Top 15 techno festivals 2024 in France

What is it that gives techno its timeless power and indelible imprint on musical history? Its futuristic sounds and bewitching vibrations have been perpetuated for years at the heart of electronic festivals, inviting you to dance. It’s also where the techno artists who will soon grace your playlist frequently perform.

As 2024 promises to be a landmark year for France’s electronic music scene, let’s explore the festivals that are sculpting and reinventing the history of techno.

( The list is written chronologically. )


Astropolis

Date: February 21 – 25, 2024

Location: Brest, FRANCE

Nestling in the heart of the Keroual woods near Brest, Astropolis stands as a venerable pillar of the French electronic scene. Usually held between July and August, this year’s festival will take place from February 21 to 25, 2024. The Astropolis festival is an ode to diversity, evolving in emblematic venues in the city of Brest and claiming the title of France’s oldest electronic music festival, Astropolis attracts an estimated crowd of between 10,000 and 30,000 enthusiasts every year, although the dispersal of time and space makes this estimate tricky.


Tomorrowland Winter

Date: March 16 – 23, 2024

Location: ALPE D’HUEZ, FRANCE

Tomorrowland is a magical electronic music festival that brings the Alpe d’Huez ski area to life! From March 16 to 23, 2024, Tomorrowland Winter is set to open the gates to its electro kingdom, offering a transcendent experience where music, magic and community merge to create unforgettable memories for 7 days.


Electronic Peak

Date: March 17 – 22, 2024

Location: Les Arcs, FRANCE

Born of a passion for music, thermal contrast and celebration, the Electronic Peak festival has been lighting up the last days of winter since its inception in 2018. Each year, it offers a unique celebration, blending the intoxicating rhythms of house, disco and techno in the middle of the mountains.

Your favorite place to ski, snowboard and dance returns to Les Arcs from March 17 to 22. An exceptional week ahead, combining sport and festivities in the Les Arcs ski area.



Hibernation Festival

Date: March 21 – 24, 2024

Location: Grandvalira , Andore

The Hibernation Festival redefines the musical experience by creating a unique, immersive concept. Bringing together renowned artists, expert programmers and emerging DJs on the international and Andorran techno scene, this festival fuses the worlds of house, techno and underground.

From March 21 to 24, 2024, Grandvalira – Pas de la Casa will be the setting for this exceptional celebration. One of the distinguishing features is its proximity to the mountains, giving festival-goers the chance to hit the slopes during the day, then rock out to the rhythm of the music at night.


Reperkusound Festival

Date: March 29 – 31, 2024

Location: Villeurbanne , France

Launched in Villefranche-sur-Saône in 2006, the Reperkusound Festival has made its way through a number of emblematic venues, from Eurexpo to the Double Mixte in Villeurbanne in 2010.

Every year, the festival sets itself up as a temple of eclecticism and creativity, propelling sound exploration to new horizons. Over 80 carefully selected artists take to 4 stages over 3 nights, electrifying the dancefloor. In 2024, the Mediatone team invites you to a new adventure at the Double Mixte, promising three nights of reconnection at the heart of its sonic jungle, on March 29, 30 and 31.


I Love Techno Europe

Date: March 29 – 31, 2024

Location: Montpellier, France

I Love Techno Europe, colloquially known as ILT, was created in 1995 by Peter Decuypere, founder of Fuse in Brussels, and Herman Schueremans. Rooted in the history of techno, this major festival has become a must-see in the Montpellier region.

Each edition features a line-up of some twenty diverse artists, elevating the auditory experience to new heights. The key dates for the 2024 edition are set: from Friday, March 29, 2024 at Opéra Comédie, to Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Parc Expo, culminating on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at Halle Tropisme.


Dystopia Festival

Date: April 19 – 20, 2024

Location: La Roche-sur-Yon, France


The Dystopia Festival is an event to be held on April 19 and 20, 2024 at Parc Expo Les Oudairies in La Roche-sur-Yon, France. This festival promises to be an extraordinary experience for Hard Music and Techno fans, with two stages dedicated to each genre. The program features over 25 artists, including such eminent names as Angerfist, Anime, D-Fence, Deadly Guns, F.Nøize, Le Bask, Basswell, Durdenhauer, Køzløv, Onlynumbers and Shlømo. Attendees can look forward to 15 hours of immersive sound experiences, complemented by spectacular pyrotechnics, laser and light shows, and captivating decorations.

Focusing on genres such as techno, hardcore, frenchcore, hardstyle, hard techno and minimal techno, this event is a must for fans of these musical styles. Access is restricted to people aged 16 and over.


Nuits Sonores

Date: May 7 – 12, 2024

Location: Lyon, France

Since 2003, the Arty Farty association has orchestrated this emblematic festival, transforming the city of Lyon into a vast field of artistic expression.

Its uniqueness lies in its ability to take over emblematic city locations, from streets to museums and industrial wastelands. The 2024 edition is scheduled from May 7 to 12.


Insane Festival

Date: 08 -11 May 2024

Location: Apt, France

On the banks of the Plan d’Eau in Apt, the Insane Festival promises an exceptional edition in 2024 from May 8 to 11.
Over 70 artists will take to three stages over four days, transforming the site into a musical epicenter where the extraordinary becomes the norm. L’Insane appeals to the widest possible audience with its diverse line-up of local and international artists.


Le Son Libre festival

Date: May 09 -12, 2024

Location: Collias, France

The Le Son Libre festival, a fixture on the French electronic music scene since 2014, is emerging as a prized treasure among enthusiasts.

As the jewel in France’s electronic festival crown. Reserve your dates and immerse yourself in this unforgettable sonic adventure on May 9, 10, 11 and 12, 2024.


Marvellous Island Festival

Date: May 18 -19, 2024

Location: Torcy Beach, France

The Marvellous Island Festival, initiated in 2013 on the island of the Chalet de la Porte Jaune in Paris, is blossoming like a musical nugget. Evolving over the years, the festival explores the many facets of electronic music, from industrial techno to tech house, offering a rich and varied palette.

Since 2015, the leisure island of Torcy, in Seine-et-Marne, has played host to this exceptional artistic gathering. On May 18 and 19, 2024, the beach at Torcy, just 20 minutes from Paris, will become the ultimate playground for techno and house enthusiasts.


Le Cercle Festival

Date: May 25 -26, 2024

Location: Le Bourget, France

The Cercle Festival, a veritable musical institution, finds its singular setting in the heart of the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace at Le Bourget. This state museum, which reports to the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, has established its reputation as a guardian of aeronautical history, both civil and military.

Every year, the museum transforms itself into a dynamic stage for exciting exhibitions and various activities, including the Cercle Festival evenings. After a resounding success in 2022, the festival returns for a new edition on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2024.


Macki Music Festival

Date: June 29-30, 2024

Location: Carrières-sur-Seine, France

The Macki Music Festival has risen to the top as one of Île-de-France’s most emblematic independent micro-festivals.

Since 2014, Parisian collectives La Mamie’s and Cracki Records have been joining forces to bring the Macki Music Festival to life in Carrières-sur-Seine. On June 29 and 30, 2024, get ready for a musical celebration that will send you far away and create unforgettable memories.


Peacock Society Festival

Date: 08-09 July 2024

Location: Parc de choisy, Paris Val-de-marne, France

After 7 years of dancing under the stars, the Peacock Society Festival enters a new era. The nocturnal fever metamorphoses under the sun’s rays, abandoning the warehouses to spread out among the water and trees. In July 2024, the Peacock Society’s summer madness spreads its wings, marking an essential new chapter in an ever-changing world.


Touquet Music Beach

Date: August 23-24, 2024

Location: Le Touquet-Paris-Plage , France

Building on the success of its last edition, Le Touquet Music Beach is announcing its grand return to the heart of the Baie de Canche on August 23 and 24, 2024. After welcoming some exceptional headliners, the festival promises a memorable weekend. Four internationally renowned artists have already been announced, arousing the anticipation of festival-goers.


In conclusion, 2024 promises to be an enchanting symphony for electronic music fans in France. So book your dates, pack your bags for your pilgrimage to the most techno/electro-friendly venues in 2024. Let the festivities begin, and may the music guide us to unforgettable moments in 2024!

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