Since 1997, the exceptional Arena site in Nîmes has been hosting rock and contemporary music concerts for one month of the year. Each night sees world-famous artists perform, like Placebo, Muse, Noir Désir, David Gilmour, Ben Harper, David Bowie, The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Lenny Kravitz and many more. The line-up is meant to be eclectic and varied, not focussing on any one specific style.
The Arena of Nîmes is a listed historic monument as well as a venue for performances and games, making it ideal for summer concerts. Organised by FM Productions in collaboration with the city of Nîmes, the event features around twenty artists each year. The festival has been of consistently high quality over the years and continues to draw large crowds.