The Musilac Festival, founded in 2004, continues to grow every year and attracts some of the biggest names in the music industry to its stage. Artists who have previously played the event include The Cure, Elton John, David Guetta, Blondie and loads more. The festival takes place every summer in the French town of Aix-les-Bains with the scenic, Lac de Bourget in the background. Described as ‘a rendezvous between a lake, a mountain and thousands of people’ it’s the biggest pop-rock event in the Rhone-Alpes region.
However, next year the festival is taking a trip to the mountains in addition to its lakeside home. For the first time, Chamonix is going to host a distinctly snowier version of the festival to mark the end of the ski season and celebrate the festival’s 15th birthday in 2018.
With Mont Blanc as a backdrop, considerable experience hosting huge events and a reputation as a spectacular destination, Chamonix has a lot to offer. Musilac Mont-Blanc will feature something like 15 bands and 3 headliners, and with a possible capacity of 15,000 spectators each evening, it’s going to be big.
There will, of course, be skiing tied into the festival, but as Chamonix’s mayor, Éric Fournier says, the festival will be ‘a different way to enjoy the resort.’ It’s is hoped that the festival will help showcase all that the town has to offer aside from being a world class ski destination.
The line-up has yet to be announced, but the festival will take place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of April 2018. Head on over to their website for more info.