Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Francofolies Festival

The Francofolies festival is back this weekend on June 7, 8, and 9 in Esch-sur-Alzette. The lineup includes big international artists as well as young Luxembourgish talents.

The Gaalgebierg park in Esch-sur-Alzette will come alive from Friday to Sunday, June 9, for the Francofolies festival. 40,000 festival-goers are expected to attend this musical event. Here are all the practical details you need to know.

Getting There
Head to the Gaalgebierg park in Esch-sur-Alzette. It is recommended to avoid driving to the festival site as there is no parking available on site. Shuttles are provided for round trips between the festival location and Arlon, Thionville, Metz, and Nancy. Bus and train schedules are extended during the weekend of the festival.

Opening Hours
Friday: general public 5:30 pm (fast track 5 pm)
Saturday: general public 3:30 pm (fast track 3 pm)
Sunday: general public 2:30 pm (fast track 2 pm)

Cashless Payment
All payments on site are done exclusively through cashless bracelets available at the entrance. You can top up your account on the app or directly on site (in cash or by card).

Arrival is possible from 12 pm and the latest check-out time is at 10:30 am at Camping Gaalgebierg. The street leading to the camping area will be closed to vehicles. Only pedestrians are allowed to move around. Camping tickets are required; festival tickets alone do not grant access.

For people with disabilities, the festival entrance is through the Esch-sur-Alzette train station footbridge. This entrance is reserved for people with reduced mobility. Platforms for disabled and handicapped people are available in front of each stage. Volunteers will provide assistance on slopes and with ordering at bars and food trucks. Some bars have been lowered for accessibility. Orders can also be placed in sign language at one of the available food trucks.

The festival is still looking for volunteers. All information can be found on the festival’s website.

Weekend Lineup
Friday features a rap-heavy night with artists like Ninho, Luidji, and Luther as headliners. Luxembourgish act Maale Gras will also perform. Saturday will see extravagant groups like Kokomo and Meute before a festive evening with Shaka Ponk, Lost Frequencies, and Nosi. French artist Eloi will showcase their original style blending electro and alternative rock. Sunday will bring back nostalgia with Raphaël and Olivia Ruiz followed by The Empress and Charlotte Cardin in their different pop styles. Julien Granel will bring joy and colors before David Guetta closes the festival with an electro set. Local electro-house-dark-pop duo Foreigners will also take the stage.