• The Francofolies of New Caledonia

    A music french festival in Paradise

    Do you like good music? Do you love French culture and discover the cultures of the Pacific? Do you want to spend an unforgettable weekend? Then come to the Francofolies of New Caledonia on September 18th and 19th, with two great names in French music and many local artists performing.

    Developed by MusiCAL Productions and its manager Chris Tatéossian, the festival will blow out its 4th candle in 2020 with two key guests: French rock legend Jean-Louis Aubert & les Sculpteurs de vent, and French rap prodigy, Nekfeu.

    Other names are yet to come to complete this already exceptional program!


    Jean-Louis Aubert & Les Sculpteurs de vent

    The singer of "New York avec to", "Juste une illusion", "Voilà c';est fin", "Temps à nouveau", "Alter Ego", "Sur la route"... and more recently "Bien sû" (from his new album Refuge) will
    be on the Francofolies’ stage on Friday 18 th , September 2020, an exceptional event held at the
    Tjibaou cultural centre!

    An unforgettable evening awaits you, under the sign of rock and legendary songs!


    Another guest unveiled for the 2020 edition: NEKFEU! The young 29-year-old rapper will
    also take the stage at the Tjibaou cultural centre to present, among other famous songs, his
    third album "Les étoiles vagabondes", on Saturday 19 th , September 2020.

    Young, talented, Nekfeu will set the scene on fire with his songs.

    History of the festival

    The Francofolies of La Rochelle

    Created on the initiative of Jean-Louis Foulquier in 1985 in La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime, the Francofolies is one of the most iconic music festivals in France and Europe.

    The festival, which takes place every year in July, has been committed from the beginning to promoting and disseminating contemporary song and music, mainly French and French-speaking, to a wide audience.

    The Francofolies were a huge success and in 1989 they were exported to Montreal in Quebec, then to Bulgaria and Belgium.

    Since then, and always in parallel to the original version of La Rochelle, different versions have been offered, for example on the South American continent in Buenos Aires in Argentina and Santiago de Chile, but also in Berlin in Germany or Geneva in Switzerland.

    Similarly, the Francofolies of New Caledonia were held for the first time in 2017 at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa.

    The Francofolies of New Caledonia

    The Francofolies of New Caledonia took place for the first time at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa between September 8th and September 10th 2017, with Youssoupha, Cali, Miossec, LEJ, Claudio Capéo, Black M, Boulevard des Airs and Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine as headliners, alongside local artists such as Édou. Nearly 8,000 visitors were present for the occasion. Since then, other headliners such as Eddy de Pretto, IAM, Dadju or Amadou & Mariam have made the trip to the Pacific to perform in the sublime setting of the Centre Culturel Tjibaou, an architectural marvel designed by Enzo Piano.