Les Plages Electroniques 2021
Since 2006, the beach beside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes has been home to one of the very few electronic music festivals in the south of Frances, les Plages Electroniques (Electronic Beaches). This fun, colourful and relatively cheap event brings in certified party DJs over a weekend in August.
The festival – one of the few beach music festival in France – stands out by the variety of styles and quality of DJs. Very few can offer dance vibes in a city location with your feet in the water.
Due to its inner-city location, it closes just after midnight. Those that want to continue to party can still head to some of the clubs that can be found in Cannes.
2021: THE VILLA PLAGE ELECTRONIQUE
As the event was cancelled in 2020 due to corona restrictions, the organisers are putting together a more relaxed event for 2021. The beach location will be swapped for the lush gardens of the Villa Rothschild in Cannes. Unless things change significantly (fingers crossed), it will not be a huge dance party. The public will be lounging in socially-distant groups of six.
But the organisers nonetheless promise a high level of DJs and surprises.
Things can change between now (April 2021) and August 5-8. Follow Cannes or Bust’s Twitter account or the festival’s website (below) for updates.