Official Partner

Main Square Festival 2016

  • Arras, France
  • 1-3 July 2016
  • Electronic
  • Indie
  • Multi-Genre
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Huge names in rock, pop and electronic touchdown in this quiet corner of France

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Held at the beautiful Citadelle d'Arras, Main Square Festival brings a superstar-bloated lineup to the historical setting.

More than 120,000 descend on the town every year, drawn by the festival's diverse lineup, that in 2015 put Pharrell Williams alongside Muse, and the idyllic, quiet corner of France it resides in.

With a population of just 45,000, charming streets and town squares, Main Square's Arras takeover is totally unique in that it brings such big names to the most inconspicuous of locations, and there's no mud in site. 

Headliners

  • Les Insus
  • Macklemore
  • Disclosure
  • The Offspring

Lineup


MAINSTAGE

  • Jake Bugg
    17:30 - 18:30
  • Ellie Goulding
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Louise Attaque
    20:30 - 21:45
  • Iggy Pop
    22:30 - 23:35
  • Disclosure
    00:15 - 01:45

GREENROOM

  • Cayman Kings
    17:00 - 17:30
  • The London Souls
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Yelawolf
    19:45 - 20:45
  • Jeanne Added
    21:30 - 22:30
  • Flume
    23:15 - 00:30
  • Boys Noize
    01:30 - 02:45


MAINSTAGE

  • Lonely the Brave
    15:30 - 16:30
  • Mass Hysteria
    17:00 - 18:00
  • Walk off the Earth
    18:30 - 19:30
  • The Offspring
    20:05 - 21:15
  • Macklemore
    21:50 - 23:20
  • Birdy Nam Nam
    00:00 - 01:15

GREENROOM

  • Cardri
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Bear's Den
    16:00 - 17:00
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
    17:30 - 18:30
  • Marina Kaye
    19:15 - 20:15
  • X Ambassadors
    21:00 - 20:00
  • Nekfeu
    23:10 - 00:10
  • Salut C'est Cool
    01:00 - 02:00


MAINSTAGE

  • The Struts
    14:30 - 15:30
  • Last Train
    16:00 - 17:00
  • Band of Horses
    17:30 - 18:30
  • Ghinzu
    19:00 - 20:00
  • Editors
    20:30 - 21:30
  • Les Insus
    22:00 - 00:00

GREENROOM

  • Evrest
    14:00 - 14:30
  • Tiggs da Author
    15:00 - 16:00
  • A-Vox
    16:45 - 17:45
  • L.E.J
    18:20 - 19:20
  • Years & Years
    19:45 - 20:45
  • ODESZA
    21:20 - 22:20
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Arras is in the North East of France, not far from the Belgium border, and was established during the Iron Age by the Gauls. 

Main Square Festival takes place at the spectacular Citadelle d'Arras, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is therefore internationally recognised as a place of special cultural significance.


Address

Citadelle d'Arras, Arras, 6200, France

FAQs

BY PLANE: The closest airport to Arras is Lille.

FROM LILE AIRPORT: The navette, or shuttle service, from Lille Airport departs hourly and takes 20 minutes to reach Eurallile, in the city centre. Lille Flandres rail station is just around the corner, and trains depart from there once per hour in the direction of Arras. The journey takes just over half an hour. The whole trip should cost you around €20.

BY TRAIN: Arras is easily accessible by rail from across France and neighbouring Belgium, with many services running direct. If you are travelling from further afield, your journey may require a change, usually at Paris, Lille or Brussels. 

Shuttle buses will be operating between the town centre, the campsite and the festival site. 

No, but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Unfortunately not. However, there are cash machines available in the town centre itself.