Main Square Festival

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Main Square Festival is held in the grand square of Citadel of Arras on General De Gaulle’s Boulevard in France.

Held early every July and features some of the biggest bands in the world.


The 2011 line-up featured The Chemical Brothers, Linkin Park, Queens Of The Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Moby, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Portishead, Elbow, The National, Kaiser Chiefs, Bruno Mars, Martin Solveig, Beady Eye, The Shoes, Kasabian, Jimmy Eat World, Underworld, Magnetic Man, Plus many more...

Location and travel

The Main Square Festival takes place in Arras Citadel, Boulevard du General De Gaulle, Arras, Nord – Pas de -Calais

Camping and other accommodation

There will be one campsite at The plaine des Hautes Fontaines, within walking distance of the festival, and another at Arras Racecourse, where a Shuttle Bus will transport you to the Festival Ground.

Camping costs extra so be sure to purchase the right festival package and select the correct amount of nights that you wish to stay.

Music stage and other entertainment

The stages include the Main Stage and the Greenroom, both operating over all three days of the festival.

Food and drink

Tokens must be used to buy drinks, but there will be an increased number of bars to avoid long queues.

There will also be food stalls serving such things as: Pizza, TexMex, Thai, African, Indian, Corsican, Argentinian and pasta dishes. Food can be bought with cash.

There will also be a new relaxing area with a wine and champagne bar and a restaurant with local specialities.