Information about Fest Jazz… In English

Fest Jazz - 27, 28 et 29 juillet 2018 à Châteauneuf-du-Faou

Fest Jazz : 27th – 29th July 2018

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. The first names for 2018 are on the Programme page.  Click on the photo and you will find information in English on each group/artist.  Also have a look at Alain Epaillard’s super photos of 2017  on this page.

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

Here is an article from “Just Jazz” a prestigious UK jazz magazine: Just Jazz Article October 17

The Teaser video 2017 gives an idea of the atmosphere at the festival:

If you have any questions about Fest Jazz 2018, do not hesitate to write to us. We look forward to hearing from you !



Brittany Ferries are one of the partners of Fest Jazz and again in 2018 are  proposing a special package for travel to the festival.  Brittany Ferries’ ticketholders also get reduced ticket prices on presentation of their ferry ticket. Click on the Brittany Ferries’ logo (above)  for details.


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

E-mail :

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


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

Or write to:

L’OFFICE DE TOURISME, Place ar Segal, 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 magnificent 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 but we receive around 3000 candidates a year and unfortunately, can only welcome about 20 groups at each festival.