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A new summer music festival launches this coming July at the Cité de la Musique and the historic Salle Pleyel, with an ambitious program showcasing big names in rock and contemporary music. Get ready for surprising creations in a festive atmosphere with the sweet smell of summer!
2-10 July

Fri 02: Émilie Simon and friends, Cité de la Musique, 8pm
After the success of her last album, The Big Machine, Emilie invites her pick of interesting performers to join her, before burning up the stage with her own repertoire.

Sat 03: The Fitzcarraldo Sessions, Salle Pleyel, 8pm
Brainchild of the Jack the Ripper musicians, the Fitzcarraldo Sessions are a unique musical project uniting artists such as Dominique A, Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Joey Burns (Calexico), Moriarty and Craig Walker (Archive). Discover this project now performed live, with a multitude of guest singers.
+Patrick Watson and the Wooden Arms

Canadian singer Watson returns to Paris with his band and a string quartet to perform brand new songs and unveil new arrangements.
+Arnaud Fleurent-Didier

One of 2010’s musical discoveries, Arnaud shakes up French pop once again with this ambitious new project, created specially for the festival.

Sun 04: Let It Be live / The Beatles, Salle Pleyel, 8pm
For the 40th anniversary of the release of the album Let It Be, David Coulter, who has collaborated with artists like Damon Albarn, Tom Waits and Marianne Faithfull, unites a young generation of European musicians – Yael Naim, Mathias Malzieu (Dionysos), Cocoon, Loney Dear, David Donatien, Camille O’Sullivan, Sense of Sound Singers – to reinterpret the Beatles’ swan song.

Tue 06 Jul: Julian Casablancas, Cité de la musique, 8pm
The charismatic leader of the Strokes offers himself a solo adventure with his album Phrazes for the Young. A rare and much-anticipated event!

Wed 07 : Peter Doherty &  guests, Cité de la Musique, 8pm
The bad boy of British rock performs solo and in original duets with guests.

Thu 08: The Divine Comedy Special Solo Show, Salle Pleyel, 8pm
The UK band are back with a sneak preview of their new album.
Supported by Alela Diane Duo: The young, critically acclaimed Californian folk singer delivers a light and airy version of her greatest songs, accompanied by her father on guitar.

Sat 10: Cocoon plays Nick Drake, Cité de la Musique, 8pm
The pop/folk duo pays homage to one of its secret idols, accompanied by a string quartet and surprise guests.
Brooklyn singer and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, founder of the St. Vincent band, will open for Cocoon.


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