Family Piknik is one of Europe’s premier techno festivals and it has been for many years.
It offers all shades of tech under the sun – and usually the sun is shining given it takes ice in Southern France – with legends and newcomers alike.
This summer it is back once again with another mega line-up featuring Charlotte de Witte, Riche Hawtin, Rebuke, Eli Brown, Stella Bossi, Maceo Plex, Guy Gerber, Whomadewho (live), Sébastien Léger, Eli & Fur, Frankey & Sandrino and more.
All this goes down in some superb locations and so we have a look at the best of them.
ARÈNES DE LUNEL
This mega space was updated in 2018 with a futuristic half-roof that makes it look like a spaceship. The city is near to Montpellier and has a rich history and cultural legacy, with many charms and plenty of local wine. It boasts some incredible beaches such as the nearby La Grande Motte and they are accessible by bike as you wide amongst the famous flamingos. The old town is rich in Mediterranean culture and first class gastronomic pleasures and is also worth exploring.
FRONTIGNAN – ARCHIPEL DE THAU
You will find this place between Montpellier and Sète. Frontignan is the heart of Thau’s Archipel which is a natural mix of water, salt, sand and vegetation in a Medieval city littered with historical monuments from 11th and 12th centuries/Theer are miles of lovely nearby beaches, the places is famous for its own Frontignan wine, one of the best Muscats, and plenty of delicious oysters as well as a range of water sports on Frontignan Plage.
ARÈNES DE BÉZIERS
Towns in southern France don’t get much older than Béziers in Occitanie. You can cruise around it and explore its great views and rich gastronomy and since 2021’s final Family Piknik event in this area, it has become a firm favourite. The venue has a 12000 capacity celebrated already by all lovers of bull races and corridas. But now it is also known for bouncing to techno beats and that will be the case again on October 1st with the one and only Paul Kalkbrenner in action.