In just 10 years, the Festival de Carcassonne has established itself as one of the 10 biggest French festivals* and has become the landmark cultural event for the South of France. The Festival is constantly changing, growing every year both in terms of its ambitious programme, stages and reputation, which now extends beyond France.
Every summer, the Festival de Carcassonne welcomes crowds of more than 200,000, from France and abroad. The Festival offers an exceptional location and setting, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: The Medieval City and its ancient theatre where 3,000 lucky few share moments of intense emotion every night.
A unique festival, unrivalled in France, which proposes 120 shows throughout the month of July, including 80 totally free of charge (the "OFF"), on 12 stages and in domains ranging from OPERA to THEATRE, DANCE to CLASSICAL MUSIC, and including a multitude of CONCERTS BY NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS.
Incredible cultural diversity which has forged the very identity of this festival, where emerging artists rub shoulders with local artists and the world's biggest stars in every discipline.
As a sign of its evolution, last year the festival inaugurated a new venue, the Grande Scène La Fajeolle which welcomed Johnny Hallyday, Patrick Bruel, Coeur de Pirate, Kendji Girac, Soprano, M.Pokora, etc. on three successive nights, with a peak of more than 10,000 spectators on the final night. This year, this new stage has been given a 4th night, with a capacity increased to 15,000. From 15 to 18 July 2016, the Grande Scène La Fajeolle will host Indochine (single date in the South of France), Nekfeu + Lefa + Maitre Gims, as well as an already sold out concert of Les Insus on 16/7.