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And what if you could go to a music festival on your bike?
Published on 24/06/2016

And what if you could go to a music festival on your bike?

We have chosen for you this summer…

There are musical festivals to be found along the bike routes in the Centre-Val de Loire region. Jazz, Rock, Pop, Electro, Djs, Classical… There will definitely be one to suit your taste ;-)


Jazz in Orléans Diocese on La Loire à Vélo

Free entry to the garden of the Diocese which is transformed over the course of the festival into a cosy open-air jazz club and features “all types of jazz”. The programme includes China Moses and her jazz featuring hip hop, soul and pop elements!

  •  22 to 25 June 2016 – Garden of the Orléans Diocese
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Avoine Zone Groove in Avoine on La Loire à Vélo

New open air layout for this festival with headliners Mika, Arno, Greg Zlap, Johnny Clegg & Emji. Discover them during this festival featuring the free concerts of many artists.

  •  30t June to 3 July 2016 – Avoine (near Chinon)
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Format Raisins Festival in the Sancerre area on La Loire à Vélo

For its 4th edition, Format Raisins offers 80 or so events based on musical and choreographic creations! A gourmet route with sessions on wine and vines is also on offer.

  • 30 June to 17 July 2016 – in 19 towns and villages around Sancerre
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Des Lyres d’été in Blois-Chambord on La Loire à Vélo

The 250 plus events on this programme, the majority of which are free, are an invitation to travel through all art forms (music, theatre, cinema, dance…). For the concert part, there’s Frero Delavega on July 13, Little Bob on July 16 and various other artists...

  • 30 June to 4 September 2016 – Blois and its region
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Les Soirées Estivales in Chartres on Saint-Jacques à Vélo & La Vélodyssée

Over 2 months, Les Soirées Estivales make nights in Chartres ring out! Musical spectacles, street performances, organ concerts, jazz concerts...in the streets, the cathedral, or the theatre. This year with 49 shows, ChartrEstivales is once again offering you its usual festivities….

  • 3 July to 27 August 2016 in the town centre of Chartres
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Terres du Son in Monts on La Loire à Vélo

A 2016 edition which still offers a successful melting-pot of world famous artists and artists to discover. On the programme for this eco-friendly event: Lily Wood & The Prick, Hyphen Hyphen, Mr Oizo, La Maison Tellier, Jain, Etienne De Crecy, Soulwax, The Shoes, General Eletriks…

  • 8 to 10 July 2016 - Domaine de Candé (between Joué-lès-Tours and Monts) 
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And what if you were to come to the Terres du Son festival on your bike?
As part of its sustainable development approach, Terres du Son offers the festival goers a chance to meet on the site in a convivial and eco-friendly way with the initiative 'Let’s pedal to the Terres du Son'. You too can set off with festival attendants from the town centre of Tours and/or the Parc de la Gloriette towards Le Domaine de Candé! Your baggage is looked after and taken directly to the festival. During the journey, you’ll be able to enjoy a musical pause and a glass will be offered to you upon arrival!


Vendôme International Guitar Festival on La Vallée du Loir & Saint-Jacques à Vélo

With a programme featuring all styles as always, this 19th edition will welcome several great international guitarists. 2 days will be devoted to French music and a Russian night is also lined up. Vendôme is the annual meet-up opportunity for elite guitarists, and an informed, loyal, or simply curious audience.


Festival d’Arc in Châteauroux on L'Indre à Vélo

8 concerts have been planned to complement the International Dance Festival, half of which are free. Frero DelaVega, Vianney, Liane Foly, Axel Bauer, and Karpatt will be in Châteauroux … To close, the 600 or so interns of all ages and from all across the world will perform the traditional final dance show.

  • 9 to 19 August 2016 in the town centre of Châteauroux
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