Musilac: The best music festival in the French Alps Sixteen years ago France gave birth to one of the most growing music events in Europe known as the Musilac Festival. Its increase in popularity over the years is due in large part to the wide array of music genres hosted at the venue. Festival-goers can […]Musilac Festival 2019 Aix-les-Bains, France Aix-les-Bains France
Sixteen years ago France gave birth to one of the most growing music events in Europe known as the Musilac Festival. Its increase in popularity over the years is due in large part to the wide array of music genres hosted at the venue. Festival-goers can head-bang to punk rock, vibe out to reggae and get wild at pop and hip-hop sets. The Musilac Festival’s main purpose is to promote young local talent to a wider audience.
The four day event boasts a diverse lineup in the mountainous region of Aix-les-Bains, France. Its scenic views and massive venue create a raging party where nearly 100,000 spectators surround the main stage for an epic music experience.
Its eclectic, genre-crossing list of artists made it a drawcard for music fans all over the world, supporting the local musicians and big international acts who continue to play every year.
Top notch artists drawn to the alps include Simple Minds, Depeche Mode, The Stranglers, Deep Purple, Orelsan, Beth Ditto, Indochine, MC Solaar, Roméo Elvis, YO SOY and Franz Ferdinand.
Music and water action sports come together for opportunities to take lift rides up to the mountain slopes. Kayaking, windsurfing and sailing with a DJ onboard on the beautiful Lake Bourget and biking around the lake area and surrounding mountain trails offers the outdoor enthusiast the best in extreme sports.
Dine at world class restaurants in the surrounding areas, or at the amazing food marquees that pop up around the festival for the event. With little wooden paths, fairy light and food and wine that France is famous for, enjoying local produce stage side has never been so much fun.
‘Sitting in a sunny spot, beer in hand, with views of a vast lake and towering mountain is only enhanced by the sounds on stage at the coolest summer festival France has to offer.’
It is worth mentioning that Musilac’s sister “Mont Blanc” Festival has recently be launched, which celebrates the end of the winter snow season in spectacular fashion at the Chamonix Ski Valley Resort. Over 15,000 snow revellers listened to international rock and pop acts on various mountain slope stages for the massive end of season party with glistening snow shining on the mountains right behind the stage.
The event also prides itself in having a positive effect on its community. Reusable glasses are used throughout the venue which reduces volume of waste by up to 80%. Additionally, Musilac has partnered with the Avenir Sante association, which is committed to the health of young adults in vulnerable situations.
“Rock out, vibe out and chill out at France’s hottest pop-rock festival for an unforgettable music experience.”
Aix-les-Bains is home to the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France. The world-famous Lake Bourget is home to plenty of water action sports and accompanied by sweeping views of the astounding mountain range nearby.
As if the campsite festival wasn’t enough, Musilac Festival has partnered up with Lake Bourget for a specialiezed boating trip across the lake. The trip provides an on-board DJ and captain so you and your friends can watch the festival from the lake. Very easy to see why Musilac is the biggest pop-rock event in the Rhone-Alpes region!
Musilac Festival has partnered up with the TER and the Auvergne- Rhône-Alpes Region to provide additional benefits of those who travel by train. Public buses are extremely efficient in the area and provide pick ups and drop offs at the lake as well as the many attractions within the city.
The city center is small enough to get around by foot but the bus network is the most efficient. Aix-les-Bains is also a convenient stop from other major cities by train. Just a 3.5 hour ride from London’s St Pancras International Train Station.
Aix-les-Bains makes for a much wider choice of places to stay than is on offer in many European festivals. Choices include cute B&Bs and luxury hotels, but if you want a party atmosphere the festival campsites are the places to hit. Aix-les-Bains is well served for grand old hotels, remnants of its belle époque glory. Most are midrange or luxury properties and many have spa facilities.
The festival’s “Sleep’em All” camping area is one of a kind and offers a wide variety of glamping options, including Tipis, QB cabins and pre-assembled circus tents. The camping area has bathrooms and showers with hot and cold water and a quiet area in the centre of the camping area, perfect to relax with friends or family. There are also food stalls.
The Campanile Hotel Aix Les Bains is located just 2 kilometers south of Aix-les-Bains and the train station. The rooms feature air conditioning, electric kettle and private bathroom with free toiletries. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has a terrace to relax and a garden, 24-hour reception and free parking.
From 5-star hotels to hostels and Airbnb’s, Aix-les-Bains has it all when it comes to lodging options. Gorgeous villas and balcony vistas await those looking to splurge on their hotel stay in this French paradise. As always, Rad’s Travel page provides the biggest savings on lodging choices, rental cars and flight options to every part of the world!
Aix-les-Bains is all pastel-coloured villas, Roman ruins and thermal baths. Visitors flock to the resorts of Courchevel, Méribel and Morzine for skiing and snowboarding and in summer, the craggy landscapes are a paradise for outdoorsy types.
Valvital Thermes Chevalley d’Aix-les-Bains is a spa with thermal water and pleasant mountain view. With the opportunity to rest in a warm water under the blue sky, the spa offers jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, gym, cosmetological and spa procedures, as well as inside and open-air swimming pools.
The Musilac Festival simply can not be the only thing you do during your trip to this lakeside city. The scenic area is most known for its world class spa treatments and thermal baths where visitors from all over the world come to relax with panoramic views of the French Alps.
Kayak, windsurf and sail on the beautiful Lake Bourget
Bike around the lake area and surrounding mountain trails
Dine at world class restaurants
Shoot a round of golf or keep active at one of many vast outdoor playgrounds
Thursday July 11 through Sunday July 14, 2019
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