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 we are hard at work planning Fest Jazz 2021 (22nd – 25th July)!  The announcement on 18th February by the French Minister of Culture said that, all being well,  festivals of our size (less than 5 000 spectators) can go ahead in July (with audiences seated).

We are obviously progressing with caution because nobody knows exactly what the health situation will be in July. However, as a medium sized festival we think we have the flexibility to adapt to almost whatever restrictions are placed upon us.

The programme announced for 2020 has been carried over to 2021 and virtually all the artists want to be here. To remind you, those who have notified us, can use their 2020 tickets in 2021.  However, until the situation is more certain, we are not opening the on-line ticket office until Spring.  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!

Keep safe ! 

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

The Fest Jazz Team

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!


Brittany Ferries are one of our partners. Every year they offer an excellent package of travel and tickets at reduced prices.  Details of this package for 2021 have been delayed because of the Covid crisis but Brittany Ferries have told us they hope to have the information available in Spring.


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!