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Main Square Festival

Main Square Festival
Citadelle Vauban, scene of the Main Square Festival in Arras, France
Genre Rock, indie rock, alternative rock, Electronic Music, Pop Music
Dates Early July
Location(s) Grand'Place, Arras, France (2004–2009) and Citadelle Vauban, Arras, France (2010-?)
Years active 2004–present

The Main Square Festival is an annual international music festival organized by Live Nation which takes place in the first week-end of July in Arras, France. Created in 2004 by France Leduc Productions, the festival rose to one of the major music events of the country, attracting worldwide famous bands and stars like Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Placebo, Muse, Indochine or Metallica.


  • 2004 1
  • 2005 2
  • 2006 3
  • 2007 4
  • 2008 5
  • 2009 6
  • 2010 7
    • Main Square Festival 7.1
    • Main Square Special 7.2
  • 2011 8
    • Main Stage 8.1
    • Greenroom 8.2
  • 2012 9
  • 2013 10


Placebo & Gomm.


Kyo & Sum 41.


Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp, Muse, The Kooks & Second Sex.


Tryo, Ayọ, The Sunshiners, Indochine, Air & Peter von Poehl.


Celine Dion, The Chemical Brothers, Justice, Underworld, Boys Noize, 2 Many DJ's, Mika, The Kooks, BB Brunes, The Hoosiers, Digitalism, Panic! at the Disco, Radiohead, Sigur Rós, The Dø, The Wombats & Vampire Weekend.


Coldplay, The Ting Tings, Amy Macdonald, M. Ward, Kanye West, Lily Allen, Phoenix, Birdy Nam Nam, Ace Out, Yuksek, Boys Noize, Placebo, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Gossip, Ghinzu, Expatriate, Crookers, Lenny Kravitz, Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Duffy, Katy Perry, Justin Nozuka & Michael Franti.


Main Square Festival

The Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Jamiroquai, Pony Pony Run Run, La Roux, Vitalic, The Bloody Beetroots, Curry & Coco, Something A La mode, Pearl Jam, Ben Harper, M, Phoenix, Coheed and Cambria, Julian Casablancas, Gomez, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, TV Glory, Gush, Angus & Julia Stone, Hawkins, Art Point M, Rammstein, Pink, Gossip, Stereophonics, Florence and the Machine, Yeasayer, Skip The Use, The Bewitched hands, Patrick Watson & Delphic.

Main Square Special

Prince, Larry Graham et Mint Condition


Main Stage

The Chemical Brothers, Linkin Park, Queens Of The Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Shaka Ponk, The Gaslight Anthem, The Pretty Reckless, Moby, Arcade Fire, The National, Kaiser Chiefs, White Lies, Yodelice, Triggerfinger, Coldplay, Portishead, PJ Harvey, Elbow, Bruno Mars, Charles Bradley, Rival Sons


Martin Solveig, Beady Eye, Eels, Selah Sue, Tame Impala, Jenny & Johnny, Warpaint, Welling Walrus, The Shoes, Kasabian, Two Door Cinema Club, Jimmy Eat World, Fleet Foxes, Aloe Blacc, Everything Everything, Mai, Underworld, Magnetic Man, Cold War Kids, Julian Perretta, Puggy, I Blame Coco, Evaline, Manceau


Friday 29 June Saturday 30 June Sunday 1 July
Main Stage The Maccabees
The Subways
Simple Minds
The xx
Skip the Use
Within Temptation
The Kooks
Florence + The Machine
Pearl Jam
Birdy Nam Nam
The All-American Rejects
Gaz Coombes
Wiz Khalifa
Shaka Ponk
Etienne de Crécy
Greenroom Lolito
Stuck In The Sound
Electric Geust
Chase & Status
La Moustache de Martin PinPin
Velvet Revolver,
Miles Kane
The Rapture
The Zombie Kids
Girl's Toys
Michael Kiwanuka
Beat Assailant
Noah and the Whale
Ben Howard
The Mars Volta
The Young Professionals


Green Day, The Hives, Biffy Clyro, The Prodigy, Bloc Party, Sting, Indochine, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Modestep, Netsky, Mike + The Mechanics, Alt-J, Damien Saez, Of Monsters and Men, Madeon, Stereophonics, Lou Doillon, Modest Mouse

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