To spend a really special holiday in Corsica: the 3 main music festivals of the island

Corsican music festivals

Wonderful beaches and unforgettable places: this is what awaits you during a holiday in Corsica. But the island of beauty is also much more. Especially for music enthusiasts. These five are, in fact, the main (and most anticipated) music festivals that enliven Corsica.


1. Ajaccio jazz festival (May-June)

Quality music performed by national and international artists. The suggestive landscapes that only the sea of the island of beauty can offer. A big, ancient city. These are the ingredients of Ajaccio jazz festival: unmissable event for the jazz enthusiasts.

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2. Calvi on the rocks (June-July)

The best electro music, a mix of innovation and tradition. For an event that, every year, attracts a lot of young people in Calvi, on the north coast of the island: on the days of the event, the music begins in the afternoon, on the beach of Calvi, and ends at the Théâtre de Verdure, at night.

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3. Les nuits de la guitare (July)

Different musical genres and international artists united by a particular: the guitar, whether classical, acoustic or electric. Les nuits de guitare is held in the village of Patrimonio, easy to reach from Bastia.

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4. Festivoce (July)

The small village of Pigna, in Balagna, is the location of a very special music festival, focused on traditional music, songs and sounds of Corsica, with influences and contaminations from the entire Mediterranean Sea.

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5. Rencontres de chants polyphoniques (August-September)

The polyphonic songs are one of the oldest and most fascinating traditions of the island of beauty. Songs of protest and love accompanied by the music instruments used in the past by the shepherds of the island. Rencontres de chants polyphoniques is held in Calvi.

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To enjoy these music festivals? You have to do just one thing: book a ferry to Corsica.


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