France's premiere music festival
August 10-12th 2012: Beach stage, Theatre Stage & Fort Stage Featuring:
The XX, Spiritualized, Squarepusher, Mazzy Star
The Walkmen, Mark Lanegan, Stephen Malkmus
The Soft Moon, Lower Dens, Alt-J, Civil Civic, My Best Fiend,
Memoryhouse, Egyptology, Cloud Nothings, Colin Stetson
France's premier summer music festival La Route Du Rock will take place this coming August 10-12th 2012.
This 22th birthday of the festival has a characteristically daring lineup of internationally renowned artists. Held in and around the beautiful walled seaside city of St. Malo on Brittany's Emerald Coast, La Route Du Rock has seen headline sets from Sonic Youth, Portishead, PJ Harvey, The Cure, Sigur Ros, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai, The National, TV On The Radio and Tindersticks in recent years, and always has a great international supporting bill of up-and-coming bands.
With a beach stage in the daytime and a spectacular castle stage by night, La Route Du Rock mixes amazing lineups with a truly stunning setting. Over the years, La Route du Rock has carved out a place in the cultural landscape of European festivals, becoming an unmissable summer gathering for curious, open minded festival goers who are eager for exciting sounds.
Thirty bands will perform in three amazing venues on the glorious Emerald Coast: Beach stage: the days begin with concerts and downtempo mixes on one of the most beautiful beaches in Saint-Malo. The auditorium of Le Palais du Grand Large on the seaside. Castle stage: the nights step up a gear at the spectacular Fort de Saint-Pere, an 18th Century Vauban castle
Access: Ferries : St. Malo is easily accessible by ferry from Portsmouth, Poole. on the south coast - with discounts available for UK festival goers Airports : Ryan Air Dinard irport (Dinard > St. Malo: 10km) & Rennes Airport : 50 min from St Malo by car
Train : TGV Paris Montparnasse - St. Malo (2h55)