Since 1960, this iconic festival has been a pillar of expression for the jazz industry of yesteryear and today. Created in homage to Sidney Bechet, who loved Antibes and its stimulating setting, the festival continues to bring in the great names in jazz as well as many contemporary and legendary artists.
From 15th to 23rd July.
The venue itself has become as well-known as the festival itself. The Pinède Gould in Juan-les- Pins is a stunning waterfront location in amongst the pine trees that have given Antibes’ little sister its name.
While jazz is the principle theme, it isn’t religious in its genre. Johnny Gallagher & the Boxtie Band play alongside Buddy Guy (16th July), before household names such as Tom Jones (17th July), Macy Gray (19th July), Gregory Porter (also 19th July), Sting (20th July with special guest Joe Sumner), Archie Shepp (21st July), Jamie Cullum (22nd July) and the Blind Boys of Alabama (23rd July) take the stage.