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Created in 1959, France Festivals is a network of more than 80 French music and performing arts festivals.

We carry out missions in a variety of areas:

  • Representation of festivals to public authorities and participation in task forces and research groups both domestically and internationally. 
  • Implementation of a music festival observatory, (undertaking analytical studies with independent researchers, editing and publishing, symposiums and professional conferences…)
  • Counsel, assistance, and training for member festivals on administrative, judicial, and financial questions, as well as on themes pertaining to their development (marketing, private and European fundraising, sustainable festival practices, etc.)
  • Project-sharing platform with the aim of facilitating and increasing inter-festival collaborations and partnerships, especially in regards to the distribution of emerging artists, (launching young talents and broadcasting of today’s music - The Nomad Fabric, a new program since 2013.)
  • Implementation of communication strategies and collective marketing (bilingual website, participation in professional trade fairs, membership with Atout France - a tourism agency for France abroad.)


France Festivals is an association organized under the French law of 1901. Its decision making body is the Board of Directors.

Paul FOURNIER | President | Festival Les Traversées de Noirlac


Olivier DELSALLE | Deputy Chairman - Territorial Projects and Network Development | Festivals d’Ile-de-France

Véronique IACIU | Deputy Chairman - Communication and International Projects | Festival du Périgord Noir

Jean-Michel MATHE | Deputy Chairman - Internal Organization and Member Services | Festival de musique de Besançon Franche-Comté


Alice ORANGE | Bureau Member | Festival de Sablé

Benoît THIEBERGIEN | Bureau Member | Détours de Babel


Philippe TOUSSAINT | Board Member - European Relations Delegate | Septembre Musical de l’Orne


Nicolas BUCHER | Board Member | Rencontres musicales de Vézelay

Julien CARON | Board Member | Festival de la Chaise-Dieu

Michaël DIAN | Board Member | Festival de Chaillol

Jean-Louis HENRY | Board Member | Flâneries Musicales de Reims

Michel LETHIEC | Board Member | Festivals Pablo Casals de Prades

Odile PRADEM-FAURE | Board Member | Festival de Saintes

Nathalie RAPPAPORT | Board Member | Festival de Saint-Denis

David THÉODORIDÈS | Board Member | Sinfonia en Périgord

Bénédicte DUMIEGE | Director

Laëtitia FAVRO | Project Manager

Key figures

  • Thousands of jobs created in the artistic, administrative, technical and communication fields, which fully benefits to the entertainement industry

  • Over 50 milion euros of own ressources generated

  • Over 15 million euros in goods and services spending with the local companies.

  • About 30 000 artists hosted two-thirds of them French

  • One million two hundred thousand spectators

  • Over 3000 performances supported by the State, Local authorities and philanthropy

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