Get Ready For Le Cabaret Vert 2015 – Music, Poetry and Live Performance Art

The Basics

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 – Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
Charleville-Mézières, France

Le Cabaret Vert stands alone as France’s most eclectic medium-sized music festival. Huge names from the electronic, urban, rock and pop worlds light up the Square Bayard for four days and nights, as an army of close-range performers patrol the festival site.

This year’s spectacular headline sets will come from Paul Kalkbrenner, The Chemical Brothers and the deftly powerful Selah Sue; Le Cabaret Vert’s French contingent will be led by the evergreen Hubert-Felix Thiefaine.

And to round things off, up-and-coming acts are also given a platform alongside the very best of local cuisine and artisan craft.


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  • The Chemical Brothers
  • Paul Kalkbrenner
  • Selah Sue
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Selah Sue
  • Etienne Daho
  • Jurassic 5
  • Gramatik
  • Benjamin Clementine
  • Hubert-Felix Thiefaine
  • Mastodon
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • John Butler Trio
  • Jungle
  • Zeds Dead
  • Rone
  • The Shoes
  • Fakear
  • Man or Astro-man?
  • Shamir
  • The Toy Dolls
  • Fuzz
  • Drenge
  • Slaves
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
  • Dan Deacon
  • Son Lux
  • Wand
  • Vandal
  • Lido

The Venue


Le Cabaret Vert 2015

Square Bayard
08000 Charleville-Mézières

Square Bayard is located in the centre of town, but is a spacious and green open-air venue.

Charleville-Mézières is in the north-east of France and a 30-minute drive from the Belgian border. The town is also on the banks of the river Meuse (called Maas in the Netherlands).

Accomodation In The Area

Campanile Charleville-Mézières

Route de la Francheville, Zac du Moulin Blanc

The 3-star Campanile Charleville-Mézières is located only 2.5 kilometres from the centre of Charleville-Mézières, in the heart of France’s Champagne-Ardenne region. The hotel features 47 cosy and modern guest rooms that are appointed with a variety of amenities. The hotel also boasts an on-site restaurant that serves savoury, traditional and regional cuisine for lunch and dinner, as well as a full buffet breakfast that is available each day. Other hotel amenities include: a 1500 metre garden, a terrace, newspaper services, free on-site private parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Campanile Charleville-Mézières is easily accessible via train and bus stations, and is only 2 kilometres from the nearest motorway. The Belgian border is less that 40 kilometres from the hotel, and Luxembourg is less than 40 kilometres away.

Hotel Kyriad Sedan

89 Avenue de la Marne

The 3-star Hôtel Kyriad Sedan is located on the outskirts of Sedan, close to the motorway exit and situated in semi-urban and semi rural surroundings. The hotel features 38 modern and practical guest rooms that are simply equipped with a selection of amenities. The hotel also boasts a friendly restaurant that serves a sumptuous breakfast buffer each day, and also has an à la carte menu as well as four set menus with a selection of traditional dishes for lunch. Other hotel amenities include: 24-hour  access to the hotel via digital keypad, a vending machine with cold drinks, and free on-site public parking. The Hôtel Kyriad Sedan is a 1-minute drive from A34’s Exit 4, and only 20 minutes from the Belgian border. Gare de Sedan is a 20-minute walk from the hotel.

Domain Chateau Du Faucon

Rue de l’Atelier

Situated only a 15-minute drive from Sedan, the 4-star Domaine Château du Faucon is set in a 17th-century château in a 28-hectare park that features horse-riding facilities and large stables. The hotel features 13 guest rooms that are elegantly decorated and equipped with a variety of amenities. The hotel’s La Cotterie restaurant serves traditional, seasonal cuisine, with a continental or buffet breakfast also available each day. Wines and champagne can be enjoyed at the hotel bar. The Domaine Château du Faucon has a number of activities for guests to enjoy on its expansive grounds, including: tennis, horse-riding, French billiards, mini-golf, and walks. Other hotel amenities include: free on-site private parking, laundry services, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Domaine Château du Faucon is a 2-minute drive from the A34 motorway, and a 1-hour drive from Reims. Paris is a 2-hour train ride from Gare de Sedan.

Tipi Village

Square Bayard

The Tipi Village offers 100% natural cotton tipis. The residents have access to showers and toilets reserved for the Village.

Our Recommendations

What We Love

  • The festival takes its name from the work of Rimbaud, the famous French poet who was was born in Charleville. His poem “Au Cabaret Vert” was written in 1870.

What To Know

  • The festival relies on

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is the closest airport?

      The nearest airport to Charleville-Mézières is actually Brussels South Charleroi, over the border in Belgium.

    • What time do the festival gates open each day?

      Thursday 20th – 17:00
      Friday 21st – 14:00
      Saturday 22nd – 14:00
      Sunday 23rd – 14:00

    • Can I use Euros at the festival?

      The currency used at the festival is called the Bayard. Exchange your Euros for Bayards at the “Bayard chalets” located by the festival entry points.

    • Is there WIFI on site?

      Yes, there will be a few WIFI spots around the site for public use during the festival.

    the help of 1,500 volunteers in order to take place, with a team of 18 dedicated to helping people with disabilities to have the best time possible.



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