Information about Fest Jazz… In English

Fest Jazz - 22, 23, 24 et 25 juillet 2021 à Châteauneuf-du-Faou

Fest jazz 2021

We are delighted to announce that Fest Jazz 2021 (22nd – 25th July) has been confirmed!  The French Minister of Culture has announced that, festivals of our size (less than 5 000 spectators) can go ahead in July .  It is possible that there will be a “Health Pass” needed to enter the festival site.  That means “proof of 2 vaccines or a negative PCR Covid Test within the previous 48hrs, or proof of having had Covid in the previous 6 months”.  We will publish more details about this Health Pass when we receive them (9th June ?)

The Online Ticket Office opened 21st May and you can buy your tickets using the application procedure below. But don’t leave it until the last minute to reserve your accommodation.  As one of the regions in France happily least affected by the Covid 19 virus, Finistère has become a tourist hot spot!

Sadly, there will not be a Brittany Ferries’ Package on offer this year as the problems have been too great but we are very hopeful it will be restored in 2022.


We really look forward to seeing you at Fest Jazz 2021!

The Fest Jazz Team

Buy your ticket here!

The festival that is “more Woodstock than Conservatoire !”

This young at heart festival, at Châteauneuf-du-Faou in the depths of the idyllique Brittany countryside, attracts artists from around the world…and spectators too! There are five venues on the banks of the beautiful River Aulne, all within easy walking distance of each other.  All venues are covered (it sometimes rains in Brittany!). The atmosphere is relaxed and convivial with a great mixture of nationalities and generations. And there are swing dancers everywhere!

The programme places the emphasis on young musicians and lively, danceable jazz although other styles of music are well represented too.

Lots of people in the jazz world are talking about Fest Jazz as a “new kind of jazz festival”.  Why not come see for yourself and join in the fun?

Here is an article from “Just Jazz” a prestigious UK jazz magazine: Article just Jazz 2019

Enjoy the Teaser Video  :

If you have any questions about Fest Jazz 2021, do not hesitate to write us. We look forward to hearing from you!





For all information regarding accommodation during the festival please contact the local Tourist Office:

E-mail :

Website  –  Phone : 00 33 (0)2 98 81 83 90 .

A list of accommodation in the Chateauneuf area is available here !


Buy your tickets online from this site from mid-May . The system is easy, completely secure (security guaranteed by the Credit Agricole Bank), in English and there are no hidden charges!

Or write to:

Bureau Fest-Jazz ,7 rue de la mairie, 29520, Châteauneuf-du-Faou. (French Euro cheques only, payable to “Fest Jazz”).

Please don’t hesitate to write to us in English for information about the Festival and/or the tickets.


In recent years Fest Jazz has become a focal point for a superb rally of MGs and other Classic cars from the UK and France. A display of these wonderful vehicles takes place at the entrance to the festival on the Saturday and Sunday. For more details visit our MG and Classic Car Page

Classic Car Rally 2012


Artists wishing to play at Fest Jazz…

Those groups wanting to play at the festival should contact us. Please do not phone. We welcome candidates for Fest Jazz so please send your details and we look forward to hearing from you!
We receive around 3500 candidates a year and we can only welcome about 30 groups so maybe you won’t be in Fest Jazz this time but don’t hesitate to contact us next year!