Le Cabaret Vert is a multi-disciplinary festival at Charleville-Mézières in the Ardennes. It lasts for three days in the third or last week of August and is remarkable for its surprising and varied line-up, ranging from rock to reggae through French popular song and electro. Visitor numbers have grown steadily since its creation in 2005, going from 10,000 spectators in 2005 to over 90,000 in 2014. Since 2005, the festival has welcomed artists as varied as Jacques Higelin, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Joey Starr, Manu Chao, Keziah Jones, The Chemical Brothers and Etienne Daho.
Located on the banks of the River Meuse in the town centre, Le Cabaret Vert also stands out thanks to its eco-friendly approach. Organic food and craft beer can be enjoyed at the refreshment stands. As well as the many concerts, the festival also offers environmental awareness and recycling workshops, screenings of short films, street art performances and painting exhibitions. As for the festival's name, it refers to a poem by Arthur Rimbaud, who originally came from Charleville-Mézières.