Nuits Sonores is an electronic music festival in Lyon, France. With a lineup firmly rooted in the underground, the festival showcases house, techno and boundary pushing experimental electronica across three days and four nights.
As well as performances from both internationally celebrated artists and emerging talents, the festival also welcomes three established names to curate the daytime festivities. Last year the curators were Nina Kraviz, Jon Hopkins and The Black Madonna and the likes of Laurent Garnier, Ben Klock and Seth Troxler have take on the duty in the past.
As the sun goes down on the specially curated daytime shows, the night makes way for more festivities, with parties spread across the city's clubs, music venues, warehouses and other transformed spaces.
Nuits Sonores is set across an array on venues in Presqu'ile, Lyon. This includes various open air stages, warehouses and other local hotspots.
The Saint-Exupéry Airport is connected to over 30 cities including Berlin, Brussels, London, Rome, Toulouse, Nantes, Nice, Milan and Madrid. The airport is located 25km east of Lyon.
The Rhônexpress tram connects the airport to Lyon’s Part-Dieu Station in around 30 minutes.
The city is also accessible by train from the rest of France and neighbouring Europe.
The Nuits Sonores main site is a 10 minute walk away from Perrache train station. Perrache station is served by Métro A, Tram T1 and T2, along with buses C10, C19, C20, C21, C22, 8, 31, 46, 49, 55, 60, 63 and S1.