Crews from Crosstown Rebels, Mobilee and Circoloco will play the five-day Parisian festival this May.
Marvellous Island, a new Parisian electronic music festival, will make its debut this May.
In the promoters' eyes, Paris was a major European capital lacking a major European electronic music festival. The text accompanying the festival announcement explains large-scale French festivals are usually held outside of Paris, and electronic music is often not the focus. "We strongly believe Paris also deserves [its] first festival at the edge of the evolution of this type of music," they write, and the lineup they've assembled certainly reflects a desire to stand toe-to-toe with the biggest events on the continent.
The festival—to be held over five days at Le Chalet de la Porte Jaune, on actual island just outside Paris' city centre—is organized into a series of showcases from some of the biggest names on the circuit. A Crosstown Rebels "Rebel Rave Tour" stage featuring Art Department, Subb-an and label head Damian Lazarus heads up the first day, along with a Get Physical vs. Flying Circus stage headlined by M.A.N.D.Y. and a Guy Gerber live set. Highlights of the following days include a Hot Creations stage featuring Jamie Jones, a "Loco Dice & Friends" showcase with the man himself playing an extended set, Davide Squillace and Cassy playing for Circoloco and Pan-Pot heading up a lineup of Mobilee artists. Seth Troxler, dOP, Jacques Greene, Anthony Collins and Dan Ghenacia will also feature.
Tickets for the festival are available here on RA.