Tradition for fifteen years now, the last days of summer are spent in music at the Domaine national de Saint-Cloud, just outside Paris. For Rock en Seine, it is a veritable flop of artists who followed one another, from August 25 to 27, on the five stages of the festival, emblem of international musical creation. Back from the holidays (far from the grayness and the Parisian rain), we met the regulars in the compact crowd dancing to the rhythm of the eclectic programme concocted for this anniversary edition. And there was something for everyone, from JAIN’s cross-bred pop to Canadian Mac Demarco’s nonchalance and humour (who even made friends on stage), not to mention Clara Luciani from France and the London trio The xx. The hypnotic Flume, Franz Ferdinand or the very early The Lemon Twigs remain to be mentioned! Recently bought by Matthieu Pigasse (notably co-owner of Le Monde), the festival kept well this year the flavour created by its three founders François Missonnier, Christophe Davy and Salomon Hazot. A look back at three days of celebration, between music, heat and the last moments of recklessness before the start of the school year.

Photos: Jean Picon
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