A 3 Day Festival in a French Castle Sounds Like a Good Time


If you needed an excuse to throw in the towel and run as fast as you can from Australian winter, here it is.

Introducing a three-day music and arts festival taking place in the very not shabby grounds of an ancient medieval chateau in southern France—Machine du Vin. Summer music festivals are fun, no doubt, no doubt. But have you ever lost your mind to some of Australia and Europe’s best musical acts in an actual castle in the middle of wine country? Exactly, let’s proceed.

Representing the European faction of the lineup we’ve got MVP Bonobo, followed very closely by the likes of Claptone, Tourist, Booka Shade and more. Bringing the Australian flavour we’ve got CC:Disco!, Human Movement, Young Franco, Hot Dub Time Machine, and so many, many more. But if you’re not sold on the lineup alone, it’s time we talked venue.

You can’t get more idyllic: large chateau, vineyards, abandoned train tunnels for after hours debauchery, a river that wraps itself around the property that you can actually drink beverages and swim in, the ‘Eagles Nest’, and a jazz quarter. Plus, when the festival’s wrapped up you’ll still be in France, so there’s that. Whether you just happen to be in the area or were looking for something to blow your tax return on this year, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything more appealing for the European summer.

Machine du Vin, 31 August – 2 September, Camon (near Toulouse) France. Tickets available on pre-sale right here, right now.

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