Find out more about three of our favourite summer Corsica music festivals...
Amongst its dramatic mountains, lush interior, fragrant maquis-covered hills and stunning beaches, Corsica hosts many vibrant festivals and events throughout the year, providing holidaymakers with great insight into the island's culture, character and traditions. If you love to immerse yourself in local colourful festivities when on holiday, you'll be pleased to know that some of the island’s most famous music festivals have now released their 2019 dates. Here's a little about this year's Corsica music festivals and where you can stay nearby to make the most of the experience...
Porto Latino | St Florent
When? 3rd - 6th August 2019
Designed to appease lovers of music and festivities, Porto Latino, held in St Florent, began as a celebration of Latin music and is this year celebrating its 20th edition. Held in the town's citadel, the Corsica festival has gradually evolved to welcome the wider musical universe, with countless genres now represented by a variety of artists who descend on this historic and atmospheric setting.
Find out more about Porto Latino here.
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Stay in Le Petite Citaj, a beautiful townhouse in the heart of St Florent
Situated just a 10-minute walk from St Florent's marina, this one-bedroom townhouse provides the perfect base for festival-goers and is already a firm favourite at Corsican Places. Click here to browse all our accommodation in St Florent.
Les Nuits de la Guitare in Patrimonio | Music Festival
When? 20th - 27th July 2019
The impressive amphitheatre in the village of Patrimonio in Corsica's north east is the setting for the island’s famed Nuits de la Guitare. For more than 20 years, the 'guitar nights' have become the annual meeting place for leading international guitarists in jazz, blues, flamenco, manouche, rock, tzigane, tango and classical music. This year, the music festival will host Marcus Miller, a famous American jazz composer and bass guitarist, and Selah Sue – an up-and-coming Belgian artist.
Find out more about this festival here.
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Stay in Chez Pamela, a charming apartment for two in nearby St Florent
The nearby chic seaside resort of St Florent is a fantastic base close to Patrimonio, giving holidaymakers easy access to the festival. Chez Pamela, a one-bedroom apartment, enjoys some of St Florent’s finest outlooks over its pretty port. Plus, just a stone's throw from the apartment you'll find ample shops, bars and restaurants to sample too. Click here to browse all our properties in St Florent.
Calvi on the Rocks | Calvi
When? 30th June - 5th July
This year will see Calvi on the Rocks celebrate its 16th anniversary, promising a vibrant and atmospheric Corsica music festival experience along Calvi's stunning coastline. Certainly one that is geared at younger visitors, previous acts have included the likes of Soulwax and The Rapture.
Find out more about Calvi on the Rocks here.
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Rest and revive in Hôtel Cyrnéa, a comfortable hotel on the outskirts of Calvi
Simple but charming, Hôtel Cyrnéa is within easy walking distance from the fabulous beach, restaurants and bars of Calvi, and offers great value for money. Click here to browse all our accommodations in Calvi
If you're interested to know more about Corsica's music festivals, visit our festival and events guide, or head to our dedicated festivals section on the blog.
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