The Rock en Seine
festival is a two or three-day festival
, held at the Saint-Cloud
's park (Domaine National de Saint-Cloud
) just outside Paris
, inside the garden design by Le Nôtre
- 2003 : First year of Rock en Seine, 2 stages, 10 bands. It was a very warm year for the festival this year. It only took place over the one day, August 27th.
- 2004 : For the second year, Rock en Seine This year it became a two day festival, which meant more bands and better weather than 2003.
- 2005 : Third year, three stages and a campsite inside the festival, 46 000 spectators.
- 2006 : Fourth year, larger campsite, one more mini scene, many side events, 57 000 spectators.
- 2007 : Fifth year, extension to three days, even more bands.
- 2008 : 80 000 spectators in three days.
The festival take place in the down of the Park of "Domaine national de Saint-Cloud", it's a magic and historic place at the gates of Paris, and 5 minutes from the nearest subway station métro Boulogne - Pont de Saint-Cloud.
The park and the garden, was design by Le Nôtre in the 17th century, and it's the first park to be class as Monument historique in 1994. It is a 4.6 km² park, gardens and forest with basins, thickets, cascades and statues.
25/08 : Pixies
, Queens of the Stone Age
, Arcade Fire
, Jurassic 5
, Hot Hot Heat
, Fort Minor
, Michael Franti & Spearhead
, The Sunday Drivers
, The Subways
, Alkaline Trio
, Flying Pooh
, Stuck In The Sound
26/08 : Franz Ferdinand, Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, Saian Supa Crew, Amp Fiddler, Feist, Herman Düne, La Phaze, Babyshambles, Goldfrapp, Hopper, Asyl, The Departure, The Film, Sayag Jazz Machine
25/08 : Morrissey
, The Raconteurs
, DJ Shadow
, Dirty Pretty Things
, Nada Surf
, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
, TV on the Radio
, Dead Pop Club
, French Paradoxe
26/08 : Radiohead, Beck, Broken Social Scene + guests, The Rakes, Skin, Rhesus, The Dead 60's, Phoenix, Grand Corps Malade, Editors, Xavier Rudd, Taking Back Sunday, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Fancy, Daddy Longlegs
24/08 : Arcade Fire, The Hives, Émilie Simon, 2 Many DJ's, The Shins, Dinosaur Jr
25/08 : Tool, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Les Rita Mitsouko, Jarvis Cocker, Cold War Kids, CSS, Eric Truffaz, The Fratellis, Hellogoodbye, Puppetmastaz, I Love UFO, Pravda, Calvin Harris, Terry Poison, Alpha
26/08 : Björk, Craig Armstrong, Just Jack, Kelis, Faithless
20 August : Rage Against the Machine, Mix Master Mike, Lostprophets, Blood Red Shoes
28 August : R.E.M., Dirty Pretty Things, Kaiser Chiefs, Tricky, Serj Tankian, The Dø, Apocalyptica, Wax Tailor, Keziah Jones, Plain White T's, Hot Chip, Infadels, These New Puritans, Narrow Terence, Da Brasilians, The Latitudz
29 August : Amy Winehouse (cancelled), The Raconteurs, Justice, The Roots, The Streets, Kate Nash, Jamie Lidell, Louis XIV, Black Kids, DbClifford, Blues Explosion, Da Clifford, Scars on Broadway, Brooklyn, Fortune, Molecule
The show of Amy Winehouse was canceled at the last minute, for still unknown reasons on the behalf of the singer. She never arrived to the festival site, despite her support musicians being there.