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Paris: Rock en Seine 2012

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

In the quiet residential suburb of Saint-Cloud, set in the Western quarter of Paris, the residents anxiously await the return of the internationally acclaimed Rock en Seine Rock ’n’ Roll festival. Whether the residents await the return with joy or the trepidation remains to be seen. What is known for sure however is that the festival-goers are most certainly awaiting its return with excitement.

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The local park will explode with tents and camp fires as thousands of music lovers descend upon the suburb for the 10th year of France’s premier outdoor music event. If you haven’t secured your tickets yet then you had better hurry as previous years have proved that this is one festival that an enormous amount of people want to be a part of.

The delicious French Language provides a rather tacky pun on the name which plays upon the pronunciation of the word “scène” and the river Seine which bisects Central Paris from the usually quiet suburb of Saint-Cloud.

Big name bands are a given at Rock en Seine with Oasis famously splitting up here when they headlined in 2009. This year’s headline acts promise just as much appeal with Green day, Placebo, The Black Keys, Sigur Ros and Granddaddy to name just a few.

This year, the festival runs from the 24th to the 26th of the month and is celebrating its tenth year with a line-up worthy of its past excellence which also shows just how strong it has become and also where it is likely to head towards.

Below is as comprehensive a list as I could find. More acts are likely to crop up as well as lesser known bands that may just tickle your creative nodes. Enjoy, relax and take part!

Friday, August 24
-Beth Jeans Houghton and The Hooves Of Destiny
-Billy Talent
-Bloc Party
-Bromance: Brodinski, and Gesaffelstein Horse Club
-C2C
-Citizens!
-Crane Angels
-Dark Dark Dark
-Dionysus
-Frank Ocean
-Get Well Soon and the Orchestre National d’Ile de France
-Grimes
-Miike Snow
-Owlle
-Placebo
-Sigur Ros
-The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
-The Knux
-The Shins
-Yeti Lane
-The Black Keys
-Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
-Agoria
-Eagles Of Death Metal
-dEUS
-Mark Lanegan
-Maximo Park
-Little Roy
-Childish Gambino
-Speech Debelle
-The Temper Trap
-The Bewitched Hands Of Monsters and Men
-The Black Seeds
-Caravan Palace
-Toy
-Ed Sheeran
-The Bots
-Granville
-Hyphen Hyphen
-Bass Drum Of Death
-Ume
-Alberta Cross
-Green Day
-The People Foster
-Grandaddy
-The Dandy Warhols
-Stuck In The Sound
-Beach House
-The Waterboys
-Social Distortion
-Little Dragon
-Friends
-Passion Pit
-Bombay Bicycle Club
-Dope DOD
-The Lanskies
-Kimbra
-Seine All Before Stars
-Versus
-BRNS

Saturday, August 25
-The Black Keys
-Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
-Agoria
-Eagles Of Death Metal
-dEUS
-Mark Lanegan
-Maximo Park
-Little Roy
-Childish Gambino
-Speech Debelle
-The Temper Trap
-The Bewitched Hands Of Monsters and Men
-The Black Seeds
-Caravan Palace
-Toy
-Ed Sheeran
-The Bots
-Granville
-Hyphen Hyphen
-Bass Drum Of Death
-Ume
-Alberta Cross

Sunday, August 26
-Green Day
-The People Foster
-Grandaddy
-The Dandy Warhols
-Stuck In The Sound
-Beach House
-The Waterboys
-Social Distortion
-Little Dragon
-Friends
-Passion Pit
-Bombay Bicycle Club
-Dope DOD
-The Lanskies
-Kimbra
-Seine All Before Stars
-Versus
-BRNS

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.


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