Musical parenthesis with Cabourg mon Amour, music festival. Every year since 2012, Cabourg beach has been filled with festival-goers for a one-of-a-kind musical event over a weekend.

Decidedly, Cabourg is a city that exudes romanticism. Indeed, each year takes place in the Normandy resort on Cabourg Romantic Film Festival. Since 2012, the city has added a new string to its bow with Cabourg mon Amour, an electro pop rock festival that gives pride of place to music.

Festivalières Cabourg mon amour
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A gentle atmosphere 

A festival on a human scale, Cabourg mon Amour allows you to fill up on the sea air on the Normandy coast for 3 days. During the day, (re)discover artists with their feet in the sand. In the evening, enjoy even more music with a sublime sunset.

Entrance to the festival is free for children, making it an event open to the whole family

Note that at nightfall, the attendance becomes more eclectic, and the concerts that you watch sitting on your towel give way to performances in front of which it is strongly recommended to start a few dance steps.

A top organization and an exceptional place

Listening to music with your feet in the sand: you have dreamed of it, the Parisian agency Super! and the programmer and producer Premier Amour (who also takes care of the Club Med Festival and the Festival Les Belles Rives) did. Organized each year on Cabourg beach, near the Casino, the Cabourg mon Amour festival is one of the most anticipated events in the territory.

During the day, it can accommodate up to 2 people: a figure that seems small compared to those of other events. By way of comparison, the We Love Green festival, which is held in the Bois de Vincennes, not far from Paris, brought together around 500 music aficionados during its 80 edition. But here, the organizers have made a point of honor never to exceed 000 visitors, with a view to maintain the intimate atmosphere. Besides, there is neither backstage (aka, backstage in French), nor a VIP area: you therefore risk running into the same faces from one year to the next (for better, not for worse, of course). 

In terms of organization, the festivities are launched by La Baignade, with a series of free DJ sets. What to get in the leg for the days that will follow, and which promise to be as intense as they are energizing. Then, the gates to the festival finally open — early or mid-afternoon, depending on the day.

In terms of organization, the festivities are launched by La Baignade, with a series of free DJ sets. What to get in the leg for the days that will follow, and which promise to be as intense as they are energizing. Then, the gates to the festival finally open — early or mid-afternoon, depending on the day.

A five-star program 

For three days, many French artists, but also international, share the stage to discover their universe.

The styles of music here are very varied: many pop, rock, rap, a little bit of electro, indie music. In short, sharp or nothing, for unforgettable discoveries and musical walks like nowhere else.

Angèle sur la scène de Cabourg mon Amour
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Here is a non-exhaustive list of artists that the inhabitants of Cabourg and weekend visitors have had the chance to listen to live: Juliette Armanet, L'Impératrice, Angèle, Clara Luciani, Polo & Pan, Agar Agar, Jacques Greene, Flavien Berger, David August, Jagward Ma, Tim Dup, Fishbach, Isaac Delusion, Cigarettes after sex or even Fight.

In 2019, the lineup was no less impressive:

  • Kiddy smile sang his iconic songs from his previous albums: Worthy of Your Love (2012), Get Myself Alone (2013), Let a B!tch Know (2016). 
  • Fire! Chatterton, a music group made up of five artists, presented their latest album, L'Oiseleur (2018), but also some old songs, notably from Ici le Jour (a tout enseveli) (2015). 
  • Yseult was also there, to promote not one, but two EPs: Noir (composed of the track Rien à Prouver) and Rouge (composed of the tracks Diego and Rouge). She took advantage of her rise on stage to sing old titles, from her first self-titled album, released in 2015. 
  • Johan Papaconstantino, a songwriter who released an EP that year, called Contre-jour. 
Boutique éphémère Cabourg mon Amour
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Activities

Yes, a music festival is above all (and as its name suggests) music. But the city of Cabourg likes to do things well, and offers a plethora of activities to amuse and entertain festival-goers throughout the three days. On the program: new happenings (so we won't tell you more!), a Mölkky (a traditional Finnish game invented by the company Lahden Paikka in 1996), a pétanque court (we're not in the south-east, on the village square, but who cares, the idea is there), a football field (because everyone needs it, isn't it), a Cabourg grocery store (where you can find a many local specialities, to taste on the spot or to bring home), and a vinyl stand (to bring back the titles listened to on site and discover other artists who have a similar universe, and you might like).

The Five Commandments of a Good Festival Goer 

  1. In the trash the waste you will throw. Cabourg beach is beautiful, isn't it? It's because it's clean, and everyone makes sure it stays that way. Strawberry lollipop paper? In the pocket. Cigarette ? In a disposable ashtray. Garbage cans are installed especially for the occasion, and are just waiting to be filled. 
  2. Your comfiest shoes you'll ever wear. Yes, the ideal would be to be able to walk barefoot in the sand. But it's a festival and so expect some crowd movement. Nothing to do with the mud of Garorock, but you still have to be vigilant. 
  3. A hat and sunscreen you will take. No need to get sunstroke, or get a sunburn – two things that are easily avoided, it must be admitted, when you take precautions. Because it would be a shame to ruin your weekend because of so little, right? 
  4. Earplugs you will take. Especially if the headaches are quickly felt. It is therefore better to plan: they do not take up space (or at least no more than a pack of dolipranes). 
  5. Dance steps you will do. A music festival is above all made for fun. So it's now or never to release the pressure and fill up on endorphins. Because yes, a study (conducted by Deakin University, Australia) revealed that dancing had a very positive effect on everyday life.

A little help!

Where to sleep during the festival? Where to find restaurants in Cabourg? Here are some pages that could help you prepare for your visit to make the most of your stay!

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