Cercle Festival returns this May and sells out within 30 minutes

Cercle Photo by Maxime Chermat

After a successful first edition in 2022, Cercle recently announced the return of its flagship event to the iconic National Air and Space Museum of France 25th-26th May. Without any marketing budget, over 100,000 people from the four corners of the globe pre-registered to access the preview ticket sales.

Cercle broke the rules by taking the risky decision to release tickets with no lineup announced. Due to the trust of their community, 24,000 tickets were purchased and the event sold out in just thirty minutes. This year, festival-goers of 73 different nationalities will party at the National Air and Space Museum of France, with over 60% of participants coming from abroad.

Cercle promises an unforgettable musical experience with 35 international artists performing on the A380, Ariane, and Concorde stages at the National Air and Space Museum.

Cercle Festival 2024 lineup

Festival-goers can look forward to exceptional live performances and B2Bs, including the highly anticipated Mochakk/Disclosure pairing. The festival’s three stages feature an almost perfect gender balance, reflecting Cercle‘s commitment to the diversity in the electronic music industry. The line-up embraces different musical genres, offering an eclectic mix of musical styles throughout the weekend.

Cercle stands out for its “musical gradation” programming, allowing the constant presence of big names at every hour of the event. While the A380 stage will welcome participants on Saturday with house or afro-house sounds, it will gradually turn away from this to minimal-techno and hard-techno on Sunday, with Joris Delacroix, Boris Brejcha and Vitalic, among others.

The Ariane stage is set to take the opposite approach, opening on Saturday with a program ranging from organic to techno, before giving way on Sunday to afro-house, disco-house, indie-dance, and melodic rhythms. The Concorde stage, meanwhile, will showcase emerging artists from the four corners of the globe, including a b2b between Notre Dame (France) and Julya Karma (USA).

Pan-Pot for Cercle 

Located at Paris-Le Bourget airport to the north-east of the capital, the National Air and Space Museum of France is one of the world’s leading aeronautical museums both in terms of its age and the richness of its collections. Founded in 1919, it boasts an exceptional historical collection covering all three areas of flight: aerostation, aviation, and space. A testament to mankind’s dream of conquering the skies, the National Air and Space Museum of France is also a site museum, set on a landmark of aviation history.

Cercle is an ecosystem: a producer of experiences, events, and festivals, as well as a record label (Cercle Records) and a creator of exceptional immersive journeys (Cercle Moment).

Its singularity lies in its ability to link music, aesthetics, art, heritage, and discovery. Through concerts and festivals around the world that bring together electronic and neo-classical music, Cercle highlights and democratizes cultural and natural heritage by making it accessible to its audience physically as well as through free online broadcasts. Cercle has produced over 240 events around the world to this day, including about thirty in UNESCO World Heritage sites.