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May 2022ROCKIN'1000

After the success of the 2019 edition, which gathered more than 50,000 spectators in an incredible atmosphere, ROCKIN'1000 returns to the Stade de France on 14 May 2022, for an even more spectacular concert, with two exceptional guests: Matthieu CHEDID and Richard KOLINKA!

June 2019ROCKIN'1000 2019

A genuine phenomenon created in Italy, ROCKIN'1000 will be coming to France for the first time, on June 29th 2019, at Stade de France.

ROCK concerts in Paris - Stade de France


About rock concerts in Paris

Whether you're a fan of punk, métal rock’n roll or indie rock, there's bound to be one of your favourite rock bands playing in the capital for a new album release or a career anniversary.

From the Rolling Stones to Queen, from Metallica to AC/DC, or from Johnny Hallyday to Indochine, Paris is one of the essential stops for the tours of the greatest rock legends. And when you think of memorable bands or singers, you think of mythical Parisian stages: the Cigale, the Accor Arena at Bercy, La Villette, the Parc des Princes, the Zenith, the Défense Aréna, the boule noire or the Palladium bus... Paris also has something to delight jazz and even electro fans. Concert halls such as the Maroquinerie or the Salle Pleyel regularly welcome artists and rock bands from all over the world to perform their songs. But if you want to hear your favourite rock band live in the best conditions and connect with other fans, the Stade de France is the ideal arena. Inaugurated by Jacques Chirac for the 1998 World Cup final, the Stade de France has quickly become a cultural venue and, like the Olympia, a landmark in the career of any artist.

Why is the Stade de France the ideal venue for a rock concert?

To make a legendary concert, you need : (1) a mythical rock band, (2) a venue large enough to accommodate a maximum number of fans and (3) quality services: - accessibility by car (5000 parking spaces) or by public transport (RER B, RER D, metro lines 12 & 13 and tram lines 1 & 8), - a local catering offer based on fresh and seasonal products: Boire et Manger. - customer service at your service. All these advantages make the Stade de France the benchmark for other concert venues.

1 : Capacity

The capacity of the Stade de France can accommodate from 75,000 (for a concert like Metallica, the Rolling Stones or AC/DC) to nearly 100,000 spectators (U2 in 2009 and 2010) depending on the scenography, it's huge! It is this capacity that decided the French rock band Indochine to create the event on 26 June 2010. Did you know? Indochine wanted to be the first French band to fill the Stade de France. And the fans were there, as the "Meteor Tour" concert was sold out.

The same goes for the reunion of the legendary band Guns N'Roses, a long-awaited event for their community after 20 years of waiting.

Beyond its capacity, the modularity of the Stade de France stage allows artists to imagine breathtaking sets and increasingly spectacular entries:

● a trapeze artist for Muse ;

● a raging steam train coming out of the back of the stage for AC/DC (roaring during their legendary song "Back in black") ;

● various red and black lit stage arms for U2's Vertigo album,

● A helicopter ride for Johnny Hallyday.

As you can see, the Stade de France allows artists to freely express their creativity by offering their fans a truly immersive show.

2 : Its architecture

Its rounded shape, like a Roman arena, ensures unparalleled sound quality. Even if you don't have the proximity that you can have in a closed and more intimate concert hall, the architecture of the Stade de France allows you to enjoy the most beautiful guitar riffs, without missing a beat. Another advantage: the "open air" atmosphere, ideal for a concert on a summer evening.

3 : Its atmosphere

Coupling a rock concert with the Stade de France is the guarantee of an incredible atmosphere where people sing and dance to the rhythm of the most mythical songs. The amateur musicians and spectators of Rockin'1000 will not tell you otherwise. As the title suggests, this event brings together no less than 1000 amateur musicians who play the greatest rock classics in unison, from Téléphone to Nirvana, via AC/DC and the Beatles.

If you have not yet had the chance to experience a rock concert at the Stade de France, now is the time. And if you have, it's high time you did.

Which artists and rock bands rocked the walls of the Stade de France?

In addition to the bands already mentioned, the Stade de France was also the scene of mythical shows by the greatest: From Prince to Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers (and their famous guitarist John Frusicante) to Coldplay and Les Insus, almost all of the great names of rock culture have graced the stage of the Dionysian venue. We can also add to this long list the "opening acts" of concerts such as : - Gojira (opening act for Metallica) - No One is Innocent (opening for AC/DC) - Paramore (opening for Muse) - Didier Wampas (opening for Indochine) - Slash (opening for AC/DC) - The Kills (opening for metallica) - The Vaccines (opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers) - The Offsprings (opening for AC/DC) - etc.. And this impressive list is not ready to stop because other artists and rock bands will soon complete the program to play their latest albums, but also their greatest classics.

Some key figures associated with rock concerts at the Stade de France

120: that's the number of decibels recorded backstage at the Metallica concert by the opening band Gojira.

52,000: the number of tickets sold in one hour at the Metallica concert in 2012.

15,000: this is the number of m2 of pit area for the public

Where can I find the list of rock concerts in Paris, and more specifically at the Stade de France?

To do so, find theagendaof rock concerts at the Stade de France for this year and next year on our concerts page. I have removed the list because this page must be timeless If you want to book a particular concert but the ticketing is not yet open, don't hesitate to create an account on and to subscribe to the "alerts" in order to be informed as soon as the sales open. Do you have a question? We remain at your disposal to answer it.

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