Festivals & Events

Corsica is an island of culture with an abundance of music, art and cultural festivals. Many of the villages also hold fetes to celebrate its local crafts and produce, as well as religious or historical events.

Music Events

The island hosts a wide range of musical events throughout the year. For more information on any of these events, recommendations of where to stay and how to buy tickets please contact us.

Many annual events are reviewing their dates therefore we will update this page as we find out...

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Jazz Festival in Ajaccio: Usually end June to mid July
Ajaccio hosts a jazz festival every year, showcasing some of the most exciting artists of the international and French jazz scene today.

Fête de la Musique: Usually mid June
Numerous free live music events are held each year across the island.

Calvi on the Rocks:  Usually Friday - Wednesday early July
Youthful electronic music and digital arts festival with a nightly concert in the citadel, sometimes spreading along to the town and the beach.

Les Nuits de la Guitare in Patrimonio: Usually mid/end July
The amphitheatre in the village of Patrimonio is the setting for the Nuits de la Guitare. This popular festival takes place every July and draws stars from the world of guitar, be it jazz, flamenco, blues or rock. Recent guest performers include Jeff Beck, Joe Cocker, George Benson and Simple Minds. 

Estivoce in Pigna: Usually mid July
A traditional celebration in and around Pigna of Corsican music and art. Concerts of polyphonic music take place from June to September, with many of the celebrations starting in July.

Porto Latino in St Florent: Usually early August
A hot Latin festival with nightly open-air concerts held at St Florent's citadel.

Festival de la Musique in Erbalunga: Usually early August
An established music festival in Erbalunga showing off some of the greatest national and local talents.

Rencontres polyphoniques de Calvi: Usually mid September
Polyphonic singing is at the heart of Corsican culture and singers from around the world perform in the citadel at the Rencontres Polyphoniques de Calvi.

Dates are subject to change.​