Rock en Seine 2023: Billie Eilish, Placebo, Strokes or Chemical Brothers on display

For his 20th anniversary, the planetary star of just 21 years for “his only French date in the summer festival”, thus groups with classic guitars, more related to his DNA.


Beautiful birthday present: for its 20th anniversary, the Rock en Seine Program Billie Eilish, planetary star just a little older (21 years old) than this meeting in August at the gates of Paris. “It will be its only French date in the summer festival”, savor to the France-Presse Matthieu Ducos agency, director of Rock en Seine. The Californian seven times crowned at the Grammy Awards will be headlines on August 23, while the rest of the festival will take place on August 25, 26 and 27 at the national domain of Saint-Cloud.

With Billie Eilish, “very young artist who has a very wide audience”, Rock en Seine hopes to attract an “audience that may never come”, while the average age of this meeting Turn around “around 30 years”. The 2022 Rock en Seine edition was a record for attendance with “more than 150,000 festival-goers from all over Europe” according to its organizers.

The arrival on stage of Billie Eilish will be preceded on August 23 of a 100 % female poster with Girl in Red, Tove Lo and Hannah Grae. Tickets of August 23 are on sale Wednesday January 25 at noon; Those of August 25, 26 and 27 Thursday at noon.

For 2023, Rock en Seine will also program big displacements more related to its DNA, Placebo and The Strokes, guitar groups. Other formations of the independent rock scene are also invited, such as Wet Leg, Foals, Dry Cleaning, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Murder Capital. The electro group The Chemical Brothers, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, will also be a party. Tamino’s sleek folk as well as the offbeat French song by Bertrand Belin are also playing. The first names revealed are visible on the sites devoted to the festival, other artists will undoubtedly be announced in March.

in the shadow of the Olympic Games

Last year, Rock en Seine had faced a discontent of his festival -goers on social networks due to a “Golden Pit”, a vast VIP space located on one side at the foot of the stage, far from To be filled with a good part of the day, preventing other fans from approaching. From the stage, stars like Nick Cave had mocked the lack of atmosphere in this square. This year, “this” Golden Pit “will be a little less present and a little smaller, as in 2018 and 2019”, promises Matthieu Ducos.

For 2024, Rock en Seine faces a bigger puzzle: its proximity to dates with the Paralympic Games in fact “a case under study”, as the Ministry of Culture had specified in a Communication in December 2022. In October 2022, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, had thrown a cold by evoking the need to cancel or postpone cultural or sports meetings in the summer of 2024 due to the mobilization massive police for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. “We are still in dialogue with the prefectural authorities, but to date, we have no guarantee, it’s a bit stressful,” says Matthieu Ducos.

/Media reports cited above.