THE BIGGEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BORDEAUX IS BACK IN 2023! THE BIGGEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL IN BORDEAUX IS BACK IN 2023!
September 1 and 2, 2023 | Parc des Expositions
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  • 2 days of open air festival
  • 20+ international artists
  • 3 lunar stages
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INITIAL FESTIVAL IN BORDEAUX

The largest open-air electronic music festival in Bordeaux is back in 2023!

Last year, 15,000 people attended the two-day festival at Parc des Expositions in Bordeaux to celebrate the New World. They enjoyed DJ sets by popular electronic artists such as Claptone, Cerrone, I Hate Models, Madeon, POPOF, Yuksek, Joachim Pastor, and many more.

This year, we're doing it again on September 1 and 2, with a line up composed of iconic artists in the house and techno universe, ready to send you into space!

LINE UP 2023

  • ADRIATIQUE
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    ADRIATIQUE
  • AMELIE LENS
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    AMELIE LENS
  • ANETHA
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    ANETHA
  • FOLAMOUR
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    FOLAMOUR
  • KAS:ST DJ SET
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    KAS:ST DJ SET
  • KOBOSIL
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    KOBOSIL
  • NTO
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    NTO
  • PAULA TEMPLE
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    PAULA TEMPLE
  • TRYM
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    TRYM
  • ALIAS
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    ALIAS
  • AMORCE
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    AMORCE
  • CASSIE RAPTOR
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    CASSIE RAPTOR
  • DEMUJA
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    DEMUJA
  • ELEPHANTMAT
    SEPT 1 & 2
    ELEPHANTMAT
  • LŪV
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    LŪV
  • MAC DECLOS
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    MAC DECLOS
  • MAMA SNAKE
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    MAMA SNAKE
  • MARY B
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    MARY B
  • MATES B2B DISTILL
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    MATES B2B DISTILL
  • ODEN & FATZO (LIVE)
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    ODEN & FATZO (LIVE)
  • SALOMEE
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    SALOMEE
  • UFO 95
    SATURDAY, SEPT 2
    UFO 95
  • VITESS
    FRIDAY, SEPT 1
    VITESS
SEE THE WHOLE LINE UP

THE SECOND EDITION: A LUNAR FESTIVAL

In 2023, we're taking you to the moon on the first week-end of September to the sounds of more than 20 French and international artists. Ready to blast off into space? On the program: 18 hours of house and techno across 3 stages!

In addition to the 2 main stages, you'll discover the 360º extension, a unique stage on Initial Festival. With a 16-speaker spatial sound system, the 360º extension will make you feel like the music is spinning all around you.

WHAT FESTIVAL GOERS SAID IN 2022

  • Justine

    “Very good experience. Lots of artists to discover live, unusual stages, water stations to cool off, food trucks and bars all over the site. Also, it was easy to recharge tokens. All in all, a really great weekend!”

  • Alexis

    “Stellar line-up and great quality of services (toilets, bars, etc). Huge thumbs up for the first edition!”

  • Maël

    "The line-up left me speechless 🤩 The sanitary facilities, the organization, the wristbands – everything was perfect!!"

  • Margaux

    “Excellent organization, the schedule was great–having 3 stages over 2 days worked perfectly!”

  • Sébastien

    “See you next year! Finally a proper festival in Bordeaux 🎉”

  • Camille

    “What madness! I can’t believe this was only the first year. Thank you thank you thank you for allowing the girls not to wait in line for the toilet, thank you for watering the crowd to avoid sunstroke, thank you for this great line-up and all your hard work 😘”

  • Dorian

    “Excellent organization, it was very efficient and everything was clean!!! It was fantastic, thanks to the artists for giving us the chance to dance and to all the organizers of the event!! We’re ready for another 😉🤪”

  • Pierre

    “Just perfect! 10/10 organization–great artists, the venue and the decor were great! Nothing to complain about, I’ll be back next year! Bravo!”

  • Lucie

    “Total success. Lots of different DJs with different sounds. Nice organization: a large car park (there weren’t many of us in the car), great bars, and tempting food trucks!”

PRACTICAL INFO

  1. Dates : September 1 and 2, 2023
  2. Times: 6 p.m.–3 a.m.
  3. Venue : Esplanade du Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux - Cours Jules Ladoumergue
  4. Age requirement : 18+
  5. Accessibility : the venue is wheelchair accessible
  6. Location to collect wristbands from 29 to 31 August, from 4pm to 9pm : Les Broc's - 16 Pl. Canteloup, 33800 Bordeaux
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LOCATION OF THE FESTIVAL

Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux
Cours Jules Ladoumegue

Bicycle iconBy bike : 40 minutes from Bordeaux's Saint-Jean train station on bike path Train iconBy train: Gare Saint Jean, then tramway Tram iconBy tramway : Line C - Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux stop. The tramway C will be running throughout the duration of the festival with final departure from Parc des Expos at 4am thanks to Bordeaux Métropole support. Train iconBy bus: Lines 25 and 37 - Parc des Expositions stop Porte D Train iconBy car: Parking H of the Exhibition Center (free visitor parking)
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MEDIA REVIEWS

  •  - Initial Festival in Bordeaux 2024
    “The cream of the crop in the electronic scene. From radiant smiles, glitter, fine sand, electrifying rhythms and energetic dancing – this festival ticks all the boxes.”

  •  - Initial Festival in Bordeaux 2024
    “Fever arrives in the southwestern region of the start-up nation with a major-league festival that we just couldn’t miss. Its name: Initial Festival.”

  •  - Initial Festival in Bordeaux 2024
    “From French house to melodic techno, Initial Festival invited about thirty artists to 3 stages for a first year of this Dantesque event.”

  •  - Initial Festival in Bordeaux 2024
    “From French house to melodic techno, Initial Festival has a set for all tastes and was also an opportunity for various local collectives to gain exposure.”

  •  - Initial Festival in Bordeaux 2024
    “House, techno, groove, electronica, DJ sets... essentially, we enjoyed everything electro for one whole weekend.”

  •  - Initial Festival in Bordeaux 2024
    “Initial Festival is one of our top picks of electro and rap festivals for summer 2022!”

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