See you in 2023 to vibrate to the same rhythm in the Thau Archipelago! On the programme of this top (non-exhaustive) list of festivals: music, art, good local produce, a little reading and poetry...
Images Singulières (Ascension)
Images Singulières is the event that makes Sète exist in the very select world of photography. Devoted to its documentary bent, this festival celebrates, for 15 days, the diversity of views and shows what words are not always enough to express. Vernissages, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, artists in residence...
K-Live (early June)
Each year, by leaving their mark on the walls of the city, they enrich the Musée à Ciel Ouvert (MACO) in Sète, which offers an artistic and picturesque stroll all year round, dotted with mural works. But the highlight of the K-Live Festival remains the beginning of June, when urban arts, visual arts and contemporary music concerts converge in the streets of the city centre and in the famous Théâtre de la mer.
When I think of Fernande (end of June)
When you think of Fernande, you actually think of the most gently impertinent festival in Sète. A real nose-thumbing to the wise, this festive event brings together the best artists of the current scene and seduces with songs and various stage performances. Georges, for sure, would appreciate the tribute.
International Festival of Noir Novels (end of June)
The 22nd International Festival of Noir Novels will take place in Frontignan this summer with 40 authors, hopefuls or legends of the genre, from all over the world, to debate and exchange.
Sun Sète Festival (early July)
Films, series, clips, tributes, screenings on the beaches, in town and at the Moulins wine cellars, in the presence of renowned directors and actors.
Worldwide Festival (early July)
The Worldwide Festival makes the port of Sète resound with the sounds of a crazy eclectic electro programme. In the morning, the party starts in the cafés and continues in the afternoon on one of the city's beaches. In the evening, the Théâtre de la Mer is the place to be for wild night-time celebrations.
Muscat Festival (mid-July)
The concept is simple, effective and will certainly seduce you: a day of festivities around Muscat, this divine small grape variety, punctuated by convivial events such as the funfair or the café boys' race... Between two tastings!
Jazz à Sète (mid-July)
The great names of today's jazz are invited for some great moments of open-air music and to celebrate the diversity of a musical genre that knows no borders. World music lovers will note the excellent programme of another festival, Fiest'A Sète.
Festival de Thau (mid-July)
It is a pleasure to meet up every summer at the Festival de Thau, which gives pride of place to this event combining music and local produce in a magical setting, the Etang de Thau. Mainly in Mèze and Bouzigues.
Festival de Poésie Voix Vives de Méditerranée (end of July)
The Voix Vives de Méditerranée poetry festival is a delicious cultural UFO that brings together numerous poets from all over the Mediterranean every year. A hymn to tolerance, it is an introduction to the art of poetry through the reading and listening of texts. Streets, squares, gardens and heritage sites of Sète are taken over by the artists for a moment shared with the public.
Fiest'A Sète (late July - early July)
This world music festival has been bringing together the world's best artists for more than 20 years, for almost 2 weeks. Concerts, musical cinema "tchatches", workshops, music or cooking... There is something for everyone.