France Rocks Summerfest

Published On May 24, 2018 | By Fiona Bloom | France Rocks, News
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*Largest French Music Festival in the US

Indie Rock and Pop to Electronic Music attracting over 30,000 fans from colorful lifestyles*

New York, NY-May 17, 2018—New York City music lovers will get to experience a wonderful array of French produced music this summer when the festival FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST returns. The month-long music festival—the largest of its kind in the US—will showcase the expansive wealth of multifarious French talent as well as international artists who draw their inspiration from France. The lineup includesover 24 soaring artists spanning genres from indie pop, rock, eclectic world and electronic that spawn an exciting melting pot of sounds. Free and ticketed shows at over 25 venues range from Central Park Summerstage and Lincoln Center to Brooklyn’s Northside Festival and Brooklyn Steel as well as intimate performance spaces throughout New York City. Over the years, FRANCEROCKS has featured such cutting- edge artists as Phoenix, Air, M, IAM, Stromae, CharlElie Couture, Wax Tailor, Angelique Kidjo, La Femme, Yael Naim, Ibeyi, Tony Allen, Ala.Ni, Her, Emilie Simon and Ayo.

Presented by France Rocks and the Bureau Export (the French Music Export Office) with the support from NYMM (New York Music Month) and Lacoste, FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST will bring together a mix of acclaimed established artists like Gregory Porter, Bonobo, and St Germain, with buzz bands such as Polo and Pan, Michelle Blades, Juniore, Timsters and Yuksek. Standout shows include three special free evenings of world music coproduced with the Lincoln Center Atrium featuring powerful trio from the French Caribbean Delgres, outstanding Haitian singer Mélissa Laveaux, Cape-Verdian folk artist Elida Almeida and soulful songwriter Piers Faccini. On June 20th, France Rocks’ annual Fete de la Musique, presented in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will feature an ebullient lineup with the charismatic articulate voice and visuals of Chassol, the gorgeous Vianney and the global DJ Joakim atCentral Park SummerStage. Rock blended with African Beats/Synth Pop’s Amadou & Mariam will hit Brooklyn Steel on June 6. Kicking it all off on June 1 at the very hip Elsewhere is the blockbuster DJ Zimmer.

“France has become a hub for musicians from all over the world and a place where artistic freedom can engage in meaningful dialogue with the music industry” says FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST founder, and Bureau Export NYC director Michele Amar. “We are thrilled to bring innovative artists to New York City whose talents lend themselves to this thriving scene.”


June 1- Zimmer @ Elsewhere – Presented by Pop Gun | 6PM
June 1– Louisahhh @ The Good Room | 10PM
June 2– Gregory Porter @ Central Park SummerStage | FREE | 7PM
June 3– The Blue Dahlia @ The Loft at City Winery | FREE| 11AM
June 3– Yuksek @ Elsewhere – Presented by Pop Gun | 2PM
June 6– Amadou & Mariam @ Brooklyn Steel – Presented by The Bowery Presents | 8PM
June 6– Dirty Deep, Datcha Mandala @ DROM | FREE
June 9– Michelle Blades @ Northside Festival | 12PM
June 12– Polo & Pan @ Bowery Ballroom | 9:30PM
June 13– Juniore @ Piano’s | 7PM
June 14– Piers Faccini @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM
June 15– Piers Faccini @ The Loft at City Winery | 8:30PM
June 16– Son Little @ Central Park Summerstage | FREE | 7PM
June 19– Matmatah @ DROM | FREE
June 19– Itamar Borochov @ Nublu
June 20– Joakim, Chassol, Vianney @ Central Park Summerstage | FREE | 6PM
June 21– Elida Almeida @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM
June 25– Timsters @ The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village | FREE | 7PM
July 1– BONOBO, St Germain @ Brooklyn Mirage | 8PM
July 2– Pilc Moutin Hoenig Trio @ Blue Note | 8PM & 10:30PM
July 5– Melissa Laveaux, Delgres @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM

For more info, please visit the FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST official website:

FRANCE ROCKS is a NY music consulting firm and the definitive platform for discovering music made in France. From industry experts with a knack for promoting the latest French music, culture, artists, videos, tours & more to the US. France Rocks is the official representative of Bureau Export in the US

Listen to WHAT THE FRANCE special FRANCEROCKS SUMMERFEST Playlist featuring all

the artists invited to perform at the festival this year:

BUREAU EXPORT is a non-profit organization and global network of export specialists in five key territories whose consulting, financial, and event assistance, among other resources have brought the work of French artists and labels to the world for over 20

NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH is produced by NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NY is Music. Every June, New York City celebrates its diverse music ecosystem across all five boroughs.

LACOSTE, the French brand founded in 1933 by legendary tennis player René Lacoste, offers a complete range of products for men, women and children including apparel, footwear, eyewear, leather goods, fragrances, underwear, home goods and


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