Le Cabaret Vert is famous across France for its surprising and varied line-up of musical talent including internationally huge bands. It’s also popular for the way in which it mixes some top international acts with plenty of local food and beer.
Eco-friendly and eclectic
It’s one of the most eco-friendly and highly eclectic music festivals on the planet. Cabaret Vert this year takes place from August 24 to 27. Based in Charleville-Mezieres in The French Ardennes, in 2016 the festval attracted a new record of 94,000 festival-goers.
Le Cabaret Vert
The event is named after a poem written by one of France’s best-known poets, Arthur Rimbaud – who was born in the region. Cabaret Vert might be slightly off the beaten track, but it is on the rise as one of Northern Europe’s best festivals, featuring both new and established artists, as well as an equal measure of street art and cinema.
For more than a decade, Le Cabaret Vert has managed somehow to unite several musical genres, including rock, pop, electro and urban music.
Previous names to have performed here include the likes of The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Damian Marley, Franz Ferdinand and Public Enemy.
Where to see Cabaret Vert
Located on the banks of the River Meuse in the town centre, Le Cabaret Vert also stands out thanks to its eco-friendly approach. Organic food and craft beer can be enjoyed at the refreshment stands; and the festival as a whole also offers environmental awareness and recycling workshops, screenings of short films, street art performances and painting and poetry exhibitions and performances.
This year’s line-up includes London Grammar, Cypress Hill, Korn, The Kills and Kate Tempest.
Ticket prices start from 38 Euros for a single ticket for the Thursday, Friday or Saturday, to 92 Euros for a four-day pass.
For further details, visit www.cabaretvert.com
Tourist information about The French Ardennes can be found at gb.ardennes.com