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Main Square Festival
Aerial view of the festival site (c.2012)
GenreRock, indie rock, alternative rock, electronic, pop
Dates1st weekend in July
Location(s)Arras, France
Years active2004–present
Founded byFrance Leduc Productions
WebsiteFestival Website

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, and Pearl Jam.


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 United Kingdom The Maccabees
United Kingdom The Subways
United Kingdom Simple Minds
United Kingdom Garbage
United Kingdom Kasabian
United Kingdom The xx
France Justice
United States X
France Skip the Use
Netherlands Within Temptation
United Kingdom The Kooks
United Kingdom Florence + The Machine
United States Pearl Jam
France Birdy Nam Nam
United States The All-American Rejects
United Kingdom Gaz Coombes
United States Wiz Khalifa
United States Incubus
France Shaka Ponk
United States Blink-182
France Etienne de Crécy
Greenroom France Lolito
France Greenshape
France Stuck In The Sound
United States Electric Geust
France Brigitte
United Kingdom Editors
United Kingdom Metronomy
United Kingdom Chase & Status
France La Moustache de Martin PinPin
United States Kreayshawn
United Kingdom Velvet Revolver,
United Kingdom Miles Kane
Japan Miyavi
France Izia
United States The Rapture
United Kingdom The Zombie Kids
France Girl's Toys
United Kingdom Michael Kiwanuka
United States Beat Assailant
United Kingdom Noah and the Whale
United Kingdom Ben Howard
United States The Mars Volta
France M83
Israel 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


July 3
July 4
July 5
July 6


July 3
July 4
July 5


1 July 2 July 3 July
Main Stage Disclosure
Iggy Pop
Louise Attaque
Ellie Goulding
Jake Bugg
Birdy Nam Nam
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Offspring
Walk off the Earth
Mass Hysteria
Lonely the Brave
Les Insus
Band of Horses
Last Train
The Struts
Greenroom Boys Noize
Jeanne Added
The London Souls
Cayman Kings
Salut C'est Cool
X Ambassadors
Marina Kaye
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Bear's Den
Years & Years
Tiggs Da Author


30 June
1 July
2 July


6 July
7 July
8 July

Coordinates: 50°16′57″N 2°45′33″E / 50.2825°N 2.7592°E / 50.2825; 2.7592