Every year since 1974, it has lit up the balmy evenings of the Monegasque summer. From Thursday, July 4th until August 10, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival will ignite the Salle des Etoiles and Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo. And who will kick off this year’s festival? None other than the fiery Charlie Winston!

We’ll start with the bad news. For those who hope to find ticket’s for next Friday’s Vanessa Paradis concert, you’re out of luck! Sold out for several months already, this special performance at the Opera Garnier shows just how much the singer is loved in the Principality… and also why the Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival is such a highly anticipated event.

Dance the summer away

This great festival organized between July and August by the Société des Bains de Mer (SBP) is known for bringing together the finest artists on the scene. In no specific order, we can mention Rihanna, Elton John, Johnny Hallyday, and Lady Gaga. This 2019 edition promises to be delicious with a slightly retro flavor. A tribute to Pink Floyd (July 11th), Michael Jackson (The Jacksons on August 6), not to mention the presence of the Beach Boys (July 13th) on the occasion of the Fight AIDS evening… A dive into the 60s, 70s, and 80s! Highlight of the festival: Sting’s concert on August 2nd during a dinner show in the Salle des Etoiles. But, again, it may already be sold out…

Information and reservations:

https://www.montecarlosbm.com/fr/spectacles/monte-carlo-sporting-summer-festival

The complete program:

– Thursday, July 4th: Charlie Winston
– Friday the 5th: Vanessa Paradis
– Thursday 11th: The Australian Pink Floyd Show
– Friday the 12th: Melody Gardot
– Saturday the 13th: The Beach Boys
– Friday the 26th: John Legend
– Saturday 27th: Kirkorov
– Thursday 1st: Ragheb Alama
– Friday, August 2nd: Sting
– Saturday 3: Marco Mengoni
– Tuesday 6: The Jacksons
– Friday 9: Loboda
– Saturday 10th: Enrique Iglesias

*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.