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Solidays 2009 – a huge 3-day music festival
on 26th, 27th and 28th June

A Parisian experience, Our favourite things

Another great line-up for this huge and incredibly good value (i.e. cheap) festival. Rock during the day, techno at night, and something for everyone…

There no other festival like it, certainlt not in Paris: three days of rock, jazz and techno (nearly 100 artists in all) and a lot lot more:

– rap group NTM and right-on world music rocker Manu Chao will set the place alight for sure

– but don’t miss the others: Oxmo Puccino, Digitalism, Yuksek, The Dø, Poni Hoax, Keziah Jones, The Ting Tings, Friendly Fires, Late of the Pier, Metronomy, Syd Matters, Piers Faccini, La Grande Sophie, Emir Kusturica, Puppetmastaz…

– massages and chill-out areas

– free stuff like bungee jumping, climbing wall, fair rides…

– « Silent Disco » : a silent nightclub with everyont dancing with headphones!

– a kids area where you can dump leave your adorable offspring for a few hours before getting wasted enjoying a pleasant concert or two

– interactive exhibitions and a photo exhibition on the theme of AIDS (the festival supports people living with AIDS and their families), plus the names project patchwork quilt

– the assocaitions village, where good causes can tell you all about their work

– the forum café, a friendly place to meet people and listen to debates

A lot going on in just three days then! Plus, it’s really not dear at all. A one day pass is 30 euros (not bad really), but a two day pass is just 40€, and if you get the three day 45€ pass you’ll be paying just 15 euros per day! (Careful though, these are presale prices that you can benefit from here. Tickets on the door are 5€ more expensive).

If you’re coming from afar or abroad, there’s a camp site that costs just 9€ per person for the whole three days. It’s split into two zones, quiet and paaaaarty, so you can either look refreshed or wrecked in the morning!

You’d be hard pressed to find a better deal and a more diverse festival in the Paris area.

For the full details about the Solidays 2009 (and there’s a lot to read about), have a look round the (very swish) official site here (in French only unfortunately).

Or join the Facebook group here.

There are also t-shirts that you can buy to support the festival. Click here.

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