Best Paris concerts and music festivals in November

Concerts in November

Best Paris concerts and music festivals in November

Rock or pop, classics or electronic music, modern genres or good old 80s’… Each and every music fan will find a concert to enjoy in Paris this November. This month’s music event programme in Paris includes a wide variety of gigs from the world famous TV and Internet stars such as Lindsey Stirling, Elton John, Bryan Ferry and Ayo. Want to see a bunch of musicians in one place? Visit some of the city’s most exciting music festivals. See the music event shortlist below.

Paris music event list for November

Lindsey Stirling. 1 November 2014. Zenith
Lindsey Stirling is one of the most promising, artistic and bright stars that is widely known mostly around the world wide web these days. The violinist /dancer’s participation in America’s Got Talent was not that successful, however, the artist stayed true to her style and performance manner. And that proved to be the right decision. She blew up YouTube with her music video “Crystalize”, which was the eighth most watched video in 2012. And in 2013 her video “Radioactive” with Pentatonix received the “Response of the Year” at YouTube Music Awards. The musician mixes various music styles, from classical to electronic, and has released two studio albums and an EP so far. Watch Stirling’s inspiring manner and energetic performance at Zenith.

Hotels near Zenith:

-          Holiday Inn Paris La Villette 3*

-          ibis La Villette 19ème 3*

The Orchestre National De Barbes. 7 November 2014. Le Cap
Celebrate the warm North African music with one of the best known Parisian ensembles, The Orchestre National De Barbes. The orchestra traces its roots to the Barbes city area, known as “Little Algeria”. The band consists of 12 musicians of North African, French and Portuguese origin, which significantly reverberates in their music style. A mixture of North African rhythms of Chaabi and Rai, plus funk, jazz and reggae will definitely be interesting for everyone who likes making new discoveries. Drive some inspiration from their sunny music and dance till you drop at Le Cap.

Hotels near Le Cap:

-          Hotel Acropole 3*

-          Hotel Du Home Moderne 2*

-          Novotel Porte d Orleans 4*

Klaxons. 10 November 2014. La Gaite Lyrique
Let the rock music rhythms fill the Parisian air this November! Klaxons are coming to Paris with their latest album, “Love Frequency”, released in June 2014, plus the most famous previous singles like “Magick” and “Golden Skans”. The London-born band is known for its curious mixture of styles that includes indie, rock and electronic music. Mainly popular in their native country, Klaxons are at the same time well-known to indie music fans around the world for their original style and catchy tunes. The band’s service record includes three studio albums and a number of awards, including 2007 NME Awards for “Best New Band”, 2007 Mercury Prize for Best Album (“Myths of the Near Future”) and Best Artwork Award from Best Art Vynil for “Surfing the Void”.

Hotels near La Gaite Lyrique:

-          Golden Tulip Little Palace 4*

-          Hotel Taylor 3*

Festival Les inRocks Philips. 13-16 November 2014. Casino De Paris and Le Cigale
The 27th edition of the Festival Les inRocks kicks off in Londres this November, further moving to Paris, then to Tourcoing, Lille, Strasbourg, Lyon, Nantes and Toulouse. But of course, the main part of the rock’n’roll and indie fest will takes place in the French capital. Here, in Paris, the festival will be filling the stages of Casino De Paris and La Cigale for a total of 4 days, with a different programme scheduled for each day of the event. For every rock and indie music fan, this is a great chance to discover the best findings and talented bands from around the world. Lykke Li, Damon Albarn, The Shoes, Glass Animals, Bipolar Sunshine, DJ Slow, Palma Violets, Baxter Dury, Asgeir and many other musicians/bands participate in the event this year. You can buy a 1-day pass for €39.50, or purchase a 3-day pass for €99 and enjoy the total rock-n-roll atmosphere. Great for new discoveries and musical adventures.

Hotels near Casino De Paris:

-          Exclusive Grand Hotel du Havre 3*

-          Hotel Helios Opera 3*


Hotels near Le Cigale:

-          Hotel Carlton’s 4*

-          Atlanta Frochot 3*

Elton John. 19 November 2014. Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy
You can hardly find a person who has never heard of Elton John. The singer, songwriter, pianist and producer has sold more than 300 million records so far, while more than 50 of his hits have been included in Top 40. “Candle in the Wind”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “Circle of Life”, “Nikita”, “Believe” are the songs that everyone knows. So far 29 of his solo albums have been released, the earliest in 1969 and the latest in 2013. The winner of numerous Grammy and Academy awards, Elton John is also the Knight Bachelor for the “services to music and charitable services” (title received in 1998). He has also been substantially associated with charity for AIDs and LGBT social movements. Visit his concert at Palais Omnisports, one of the best known concert venues in Paris.

Hotels near Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy:

-          Novotel Paris Bercy 4*

-          Pullman Paris Bercy 4*

Stars 80. 20 November 2014. Zenith
Many of us have been in the centre of actions when the European pop and disco era of the 1980s was in full swing. If you’re one of those, you’ve got a great chance to remember the good old eighties at the Stars 80 show.  For the whole two and a half hours the team of the Stars 80 troupe will perform famous singles by Patrick Hernandez, Emile et Images, Sabrina, Debut de soiree, Jean-Luc Lahaye, Cookie Dingler, Rose Laurens, Pauline Ester and many others. More than 28 musicians, singers and dancers are involved in the show. Stars 80 has been incredibly popular, attracting more than 2,5 million visitors in the course of seven years. Even though mainly aimed at older generations, it might be fun for the whole family.

Hotels near Zenith:

-          Holiday Inn Paris La Villette 3*

-          ibis La Villette 19ème 3*

Bryan Ferry. 21 November 2014. Palais des Sports
There is another good reason to celebrate the 1980s’ in Paris this month, and it’s Bryan Ferry’s concert. The British singer/musician is known to be the founder of the Roxy Music art rock band. But he also proved to be extremely successful in his solo career, rising to fame with his world-known hits including “Let’s Stick Together”, “Slave to Love” and “Don’t Stop the Dance”.  It’s been 40 years since Ferry started, but the singer is still active and high-energetic, releasing albums and giving concerts as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist at his band. Bryan Ferry’s discography includes 14 albums, with the 15th planned to be released in November 2014. Listen to his newest creations and the most famous songs that many associate their youthfulness with.

Hotels near Palais des Sports:

-          Pavillon Porte de Versailles 3*

-          Median Porte De Versailles 3*

Ayo. 29 November 2014. Theatre Simone-Signoret
Finish the month of November in a sunny reggae mood. Ayo, the daughter of Nigerian father and Romanian mother, who spent his childhood in Germany, received great success with her 2006 single “Down on My Knees”. Her colourful background permeates throughout her songs, while her music absorbed the best from the European, Asian, American and African styles. Some call her a soul singer, others say it’s rock music with the elements of reggae. Sometimes even the most unusual mixtures come up: jazz and ska, house and reggae. The artist appears to be pretty prolific, as four albums have been released since 2006. Her debut album, “Joyful”, is platinum in Germany and Poland, and is twice platinum in France. She is also the UNICEF patron since 2009. Discover Ayo’s talent November 29th at the Theatre Simone-Signoret, in the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine commune north-west of Paris. The best way to get there is by Paris RER Line A.