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The festivals of favorite music of the French: our exclusive survey

EXCLUSIVE. Dozens of musical festivals thrill the French every year. But what are the most popular events? Our survey carried out in partnership with YouGov allows us to distinguish the most popular.

France appreciates, loves…loves music festivals! After a blank period due to the pandemic, musical events are once again in full swing , and everything is in good shape so that these great moments of festivity can take place. maintain their fervor this year. In 2022, there were nearly 7.4 million French people in the 100 largest French festivals, according to calculations from the specialized site. All festivals. According to the Ministry of Culture, there are nearly 4,000 music festivals in France!

Another strong point is their diversity. : there is something for all tastes and everywhere around you during the summer period, or even the rest of the year. The fact remains that among these musical events, some have a place at home. shares in the hearts of the French. What are the festivals where? Do the French most want to visit? The YouGov polling institute asked the question for the Internet user à a large panel of more than 2,000 people representing society. French.

We have carried out, with a solid methodology, five rankings. They make it possible to establish the favorite festivals of the French in each major musical category. And since these major events are in constant renewal, teeming with ideas, bringing new generations each year, we have also highlighted the festivals preceding them. favorite of the youngest!

The French's favorite music festivals: our exclusive survey

What are the  festivals of "current music" favorite of the French?

YouGov and Linternaute asked à a panel of French adults, who know the selected current music festivals, to give the name of the one they would like to go to. In France, this is the category with the most musical events, with, at the top of the list, the most famous festivals in France, at the top of the list. the image of Vieilles Charrues, Printemps de Bourges, Solidays or Nuits de Fourvère.

► The favorite festival of of French people in the category "Current music" is the Vieilles Charrues festival.

What are the French's favorite rock/metal festivals?

2,017 people responded to this question This question: which of these rock/metal festivals do you know? Among them, 1,279 answered positively, leading us to the following question: among the current rock/metal festivals below, which is the one where? you would like to go as a priority, this year or later the future? And here are their answers:

► The favorite festival of French people in the category "Rock or metal music" is Hellfest.

What are the French's favorite electro, pop, indie and urban music festivals?

Broad category as those of new musical trends, from electro to urban music, including pop and independent music. On a panel of French adults who are familiar with at least one of the festivals offered, 10.4% would choose the TransMusicales de Rennes, as much as the famous Main Square. In third place in this ranking, it is the Nuits Sonores which seem to be popular with those surveyed.

► The festival's favorite of French people in the “electro, pop, ind” category. or urban" is the Transmusicales festival.

What are the French's favorite classical and traditional music festivals?

Side classical music and traditional music, the most popular festival among our panel of French people interviewed is, without doubt, the Interceltic Festival of Lorient, which brought together in 2022 some 900,000 festival-goers. Here is the whole of the ranking, established thanks to 1,058 French adults knowing at least one classical and traditional music festival.

► The favorite festival of of French people in the category "classical and traditional music" is the Lorient Interceltic Festival.


What are the French's favorite jazz festivals?

Jazz festivals are popular in France! Bringing together several thousand festival-goers each year, these events are organized across the country. But which one is the favorite? French people? We asked à a panel of connoisseurs representative of the company ask which jazz festival he would like to go to as a priority, this year or next. the future.

► The favorite festival of French people in the “jazz” category is the Jazz in Marciac festival.

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The French’s favorite music festivals  : our exclusive survey

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The favorite music festivals of 18-34 year olds

This survey carried out by YouGov for Internet users allows you to look at the interest in to music festivals by young people, taking into account only the responses of respondents aged between 18 and 34. It emerges that the tastes of the youngest, their desires and their interest ;rêt, are not the same as those of their elders. 20% of 18-34 year-olds questioned at on the occasion of our survey intend to go to a festival in 2023 and 17% to several musical events. Here are the five festivals popular with young French people in this age group, by category:

  • Current music : the favorite festival of for 18-34 year olds is the festival of Old people Charrues;
  • Rock/metal: the favorite festival for 18-34 year olds is the Hellfest ;
  • Éelectro/pop/indie/urban : the favorite festival of for 18-34 year olds is the festival of Nuits Sound;
  • Classical/traditional music: the favorite festival for 18-34 year olds is the Festival Interceltique of Lorient;
  • Jazz : the favorite festival of for 18-34 year olds is the Paris Jazz Festival.

Favorite music festivals for 18-24 year olds?

18-24 year olds have even different tastes: that’s it! which shows that the renewal of image and programming proposed by certain events works. The favorite festivals of young adults are the following, in each category: the Lollapalooza Paris festival, the Hellfest festival, the Les Nuits Sonores festival, the Grand Est'ival festival and the Paris Jazz Festival.

Here are the lessons that we can draw from this study carried out by the YouGov institute for Internet users about the youngest:

  • Among the 18-24 year olds who responded to this question our survey, 24% plan to go to several music festivals in 2023: this is the highest rate of all the age categories studied.
  • In the category The gory of current music festivals, it is the Lollapalooza Paris which appears at the top of the festivals to which 18-24 year olds plan to go (9%). And this, in front ofSolidays (8.9%), second and Les Vieilles Charrues(8.8%), yet popular with other age categories .
  • Like their elders, on the other hand, rock/metal festival, 18-24 year olds choose Hellfest (18%), then Rock en Seine (11%) and The Rock Road(9%).
  • Side Electro, pop, independent and urban music, it's the Nuits Sonores festival which is the most popular in the world. 18-24 year olds (16%), which is much higher than in other age categories. The Parisian MaMA Festival comes in second place (12%), ahead of the Main Square Festival(10%).
  • If the 18-24  years had to choose only one classical or traditional music festival from the list given, it would be the Grand Est'ival! The traveling event from the great East takes place at the Interceltic Festival of Lorient and the Lille Piano(s) Festival.< /li>
  • In the jazz festival category, young people aged 18 to 19 24 year olds would choose, from the proposed list, the Paris Jazz Festival (19%), then Jazz à agrave; Juan (14%) and finally, Jazz in Marciac.
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116