2019 was the 14th edition of Les Plages Electroniques, and in that time it has truly established itself as one of the most essential beach festivals in Europe. It goes down under warm Riviera sun in the South of France haven that is Cannes. In all, 40000 people from all over the world descend upon the sand to party for three days and nights, and this year was a standout year.
On the first night we are blown away by Solomun, who brought some Ibiza vibes with him to the Beach of the Croisette. His sunny, melodic house is filled with emotion and gets hands in the air, smiling faces and people dancing. Of course, there is a heavy French contingent on the line up and the veteran Oxia doesn’t disappoint with his techno, while DJ Snake is one of the biggest draws of the whole event.
He has nearly 20000 people turn up and praise him for his big, electric selections. Dropping plenty of new gems next to crowd pleasing favourites, all sorts of pyrotechnics go off to add real draws to his show. Tchami x Malaa also perform a set that brings something new to the event hit year and it goes down well with the younger crowd.
For us, Ame offer some classy house that is deep, spiritual and emotional and there is more of that at the afterparties. These happen in venues away from the beach after midnight and are a great way to carry on dancing until dawn. The whole event is well run, with easy access to drinks, food, toilets and more. All of this makes Les Plagues an absolute must attend for lovers of quality underground sounds.