Information about Fest Jazz… In English

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

FEST JAZZ 2020 Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that Fest Jazz 2020 has had to be cancelled. Almost all the other festivals scheduled for July in our region have made the same decision.  The health of the public is more important than anything and, in addition, the situation in July is too uncertain to risk the finances of our association.

However, we know it is immensely disappointing for the spectators, the musicians, the technicians, the bénévoles, the bars, hotels, restaurants and many other businesses in the town and we are really sorry it has happened.

We will do our utmost to overcome the financial problems this decision will bring.  Fest Jazz 2021 will be held 23rd – 25th July 2021 and it will be the best Fest Jazz ever!  We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you for your continued loyalty and understanding. Meanwhile, please keep safe!


The cancellation is a very hard blow for the association itself as it is the festival that funds all our activities and the salaries of the young team. 

With regard to tickets already purchased for this year, there are three possibilities:

  • Your ticket will be refunded (this may take a little time) or
  • You can keep your ticket for next year or
  • You can make your existing ticket a donation to our association; that would help us enormously

There will shortly be a form on the web page of the festival on which you can indicate your wishes ( .

Fest Jazz : 24th – 26th July 2020

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 2019 :

If you have any questions about Fest Jazz 2020, 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.  You can read about this package  here .


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 1st December 2019 . 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 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!