The Woodstower music festival settles in Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage for the last weekend of August.
Grasp one last summer breathe during the Woodstower music festival on the Plage du Fontanil of Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage, from August 30 to September 2.
One of the most popular music festivals in Lyon celebrates its 20th anniversary with an extension to four days of festivities which combines, as always, an eclectic range of music genres, including urban music, electronic music, pop, rock or folk.
A special concert is organized to bless the festival’s birthday, on Thursday, August 30, with major headliners coming from the French rap scene, such as Suprême NTM, Disiz La Peste, Cut Killer and Kikesa.
Four different stages for three days
The prosperity of Woodstower culminates in 2018 with the addition of a fourth day.
It indeed features a special concert to highlight the opening night and bringing festival-goers back into the 90’s thanks to Suprême NTM (as well as a bunch of surprise guests).
Friday, Saturday and Sunday events are split between four different stages in the vicinity of the Plage du Fontanil: the main stage, the iconic tent, the « Woodsfloor » dedicated to electronic musics and the « Scène Saint Denis » dedicated to urban musics.
Moreover, multiple D.J. sets bring Woodstower directly to the beach along the four-day festival.
Animations and actions around the festival
The festival’s popularity comes from music shows, obviously, but also from animations held around the events, such as the 13 meter-high zip-line and the public reading space, with a tree serving as bookshelf.
Street art shows close the festival on Sunday near the beach.
Woodstower is committed to sustainable development since its beginnings. Environmental and social actions are implemented, from eco-cups to composting toilets and a full range of facilities for disabled participants.
Sundays shows for free
Despite adding a fourth day of shows, Woodstower has maintained free access to the festival’s last day.
Families visiting the Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage on Sunday can easily enjoy the music and art shows in the different stages of the festival.
The special anniversary concert on Thursday costs 50€, or 85€ in a three-day pass working for Friday and Saturday. The two-day pass for Friday and Saturday costs 45€, while the one-day pass costs 25€ (23€ for reduced fares).
Woodstower opens at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday. It ends at 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 a.m. on Thursday after the special concert. The festival stages are available on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The TCL bus line 83 is extended to the Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage from the subway station of Vaulx-en-Velin La Soie over the course of Woodstower.
Bike convoys departing from the Part-Dieu train station are organized, and parking in the Grand Parc Miribel-Jonage is free for carpooling.