Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Main Square Festival

WHERE: Arras in the Nord, Pas-de-Calais, France
WHEN: 3rd - 6th July
WEBSITE: http://www.mainsquarefestival.fr

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Line Up


Iron Maiden
Alice in Chains


The Black Keys
Franz Ferdinand
Imagine Dragons
Bombay Bicycle Club


Paul Kalkbrenner
Jack Johnson
John Butler Trio
Allen Stone


David Guetta
Rodrigo Y Gabriela
London Grammar
Girls in Hawaii
James Arthur
Keziah Jones

Festival Info

The festival is organised on the majestic site of the main square of Arras, in Nord - Pas de Calais. It offers a capacity of 30 000 people per day. It gives some exceptional performances in this magic place, unique in Europe.

Since 2008, France Leduc, the Main Square Festival organizer, and Herman Schueremans, the originator of Rock Werchter, have brought together their passion within Live Nation France Festivals. Live Nation organizes almost 60 festivals around the world. The organizer is the instigator of events which became mythical. The "Hard Rock Calling" in England and "Rock Werchter" (fifth-elected best festival in the world) in Belgium are the main proofs. The Main Square Festival aspires to become one of these incontrovertible summer meeting.

The services suggested to the festival-goers are as advantageous. All plans are made in order to create a festal and a friendly atmosphere around the main square. Its camp-site at 15 minutes walk and its access facilities are a windfall for all good music lovers.

The environment respect has been from the beginning of the adventure a genuine involvement. The Main Square Festival intends to contribute to a sustainable development in becoming the first "green festival" in the North of France. Several ecologic actions are undertaken, in that way, in our work and on the festival site: prints on recycled paper with vegetable ink, recycled cups, waste separation, use of biodegradable products, etc…

Main Square Festival Line Up - 2013
The Prodigy, Green Day, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Biffy Clyro, Rival Sons, Twin Forks, Greenroom, Netsky, Enter Shikari, Bloc Party, Modestep, Haim, Balthazar, C2C, Sting, The Hives, Saez, Local Natives, Mike and the Mechanics, Madeon, Deus, Alt-J, Asaf Avidan, Of Monsters and Men, Kodaline, Indochine, Archive, Stereophonics, Puggy, Volbeat, Charles Bradley & His Extraorndinaries, Wax Tailor and the Dusty Rainbow Experience, Kenfrick Lamar, Lou Doillon, Left Boy

Main Square Festival Line Up - 2012
Garbage, Kasabian, Justice, Stuck in The Sound, Azealia Banks, Brigitte, Metronomy, Chase & Status, X, Skip The Use, Within Temptation, Florence & The Machine, Pearl Jam, Birdy Nam Nam, Miles Kane, Miyavi, Izia, The All American Rejects, Gym Class Heros, Wiz Khalifa, Incubus, Shaka Ponk, Blink 182, Noah & The Whale, Ben Howard, M83

Main Square Festival Line Up - 2011
The Chemical Brothers, Linkin Park, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit Shaka Ponk, The Gaslight Anthem, Martin Solveig, Beady Eye, Eels, Tame Impala, Warpaint, Moby, Arcade Fire, The National, Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies, Yodelice, Triggerfinger, Coldplay, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Elbow, Bruno Mars, Charles Bradley, Rival Sons

Main Square Festival Line Up - 2010
The Black Eyed Peas, Jamiroquai, David Guetta, Vitalic, The Bloody Beetroots, Death Crew 77, La Roux, Pony Pony Run Run, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper and Relentless7, M, Phoenix, Wolfmother, Coheed & Cambria, Rammstein, Pink, Gossip, Stereophonics, Florence + The Machine

How to get there

The Main Square Festival takes place in the Citadel of Arras, General De Gaulle’s Boulevard, Arras in the Nord - Pas-de-Calais. The area is located in the heart of the city.

The city of Arras is a crossroads in the heart of Europe. It is located halfway between Paris, Brussels and London. There are many ways to come to the city.


The Arras train station is served by many trains ( Local and High-speed train). It’s located at about 1 000 meters to the festival site.
Special offers dedicated to the festival-goers will be soon available.


From Paris to Arras

Take Motorway A1 and follow Lille
Take exit n°15 to Arras.
Follow « Arras » on D939
Arriving at Arras, follow the arrowed course to the festival area or to the car-parks.

From Lille to Arras

Take Motorway A1 and follow Paris
Take exit n°16 and follow « Arras-Centre ».
Follow « Arras » on D950
Arriving at Arras, follow the arrowed course to the festival area or to the car-parks.


The bus has many qualities - It’s economical and reputed for its reliability. It’s also a good way to meet people. You’re not arrived that you have already new friends !

This year, thanks to Voyagenbus.com , organisers offer some packs including Transport by bus, access to the festival and accomodation.

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