Fest jazz 2022

We are delighted to announce that Fest Jazz 2022 will be happening 28th – 31st July! We look forward to meeting all our UK festival-goers again after the disappointment of 2020 and the difficulties 2021.  The festival in 2021was a great success, but sadly those from the UK were unable to travel to France. That’s why we just cannot wait to have you here at Fest Jazz again!

The Online Ticket Office will open on 1st December and the first names on the programme will be announced in December and January. 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!

 

We really look forward to seeing you at Fest Jazz 2022!

The Fest Jazz Team

Buy your ticket here! (after 1st December)

Early-birds tickets will be available from  1st December and regular tickets from  1st February.  Purchase your online tickets from the link below. 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.

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 from Just Jazz

If you have any questions about Fest Jazz 2022, do not hesitate to write to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Getting there

Choose how you’d like to come to Châteauneuf-du-Faou and attend the Jazz Fest!

By plane: Take off and land at Brest or Quimper airports.

By train: The closest stations are Quimper, Rosporden, Carhaix, Brest or Châteaulin.

By bus: Choose the Quimper-Carhaix, Châteaulin-Carhaix or Brest-Carhaix line via the Penn-ar-Bed departmental network.

By carpooling: You would like to meet other festival-goers and pay a low price for your trip while thinking of the planet, reserve your seat, or place an ad on BlaBlaCar or on Carpooling Libre.

By car: If you want to rent a vehicle at a low price,  getaround.com offers private-to-private rentals, an ideal solution for coming to Fest-Jazz.

By boat: Brittany Ferries will take you from England or Ireland to Roscoff. We are in discussion with Brittany Ferries about a package for the festival but, as yet, nothing firm has been arranged.  As soon as there is news , we will put it on this page.

We also remind you that cars aren’t allowed on the festival site. A shuttle, accessible to all, takes you from the center of Châteauneuf-du-Faou to the Penn Ar Pont site. Pedestrians, please use the Venelle du Pont to go from the festival to the city center, the road is not intended for this purpose and is very dangerous.

Accomodation

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

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

E-mail : officedetourisme@haute-cornouaille.fr

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

Around the festival

* mgs and classic cars

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

 

* Dance at Fest Jazz

Fest Jazz is not a dance festival but it’s a festival of jazz with dance at its heart! We believe that jazz and dance are inextricably mixed. At the festival, there are:
– two venues with designated dance floors
– free workshops for all levels
– many superb bands ideal for swing dancing
– a wonderful friendly atmosphere
– reduced ticket prices for members of official dance clubs in the UK and Europe. All you need to do is to ask your club to send an application to be a partner of the festival to contact@fest-jazz.com

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any information you require!

We also have a partnership with swing dance associations in Brittany. If you are a dance associations outside France who would like to have a partnership with Fest Jazz, please contact us.

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 3000 requests each year and we can only welcome about 30 groups. Maybe you won’t be in Fest Jazz this time, but don’t hesitate to contact us and reach out again next year!

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