Buy tickets to the Games Village and the Alltech Music Festival now


You can now buy tickets to the Games Village and to the concerts of the Alltech Music Festival on the ticketing website !


The Games Village in Caen

Located in Caen’s city-centre, just a few minutes minutes away from d'Ornano Stadium , the Zenith and the Prairie Racecourse, the Games Village will be the heart of the event for the crowd, competitors, and entertainers. Overall, the Village will offer more than 150 hours of entertainment, spread over an area of 110,000m2 and with no fewer than 500 horses and 450 people in action on site.

Open from 11am to 10pm, the Games Village will be accessible free of charge to everyone who has a ticket for one of the day’s sporting competitions, and entry will be just 5 Euros for anyone else.

You can already book your ticket to the Village on the ticketing website for the price of 5 euros. Just click on "Games Village", and then on the day you wish to go there, before making your payment. Each person can book 6 tickets for a single day.

Click here to learn more about the Games Village's entertainment programme

Alltech Music Festival

Proposed by the Title Sponsor of the event, the Alltech Music Festival and its eight concert nights spread over the 2 weeks of the competition with contribute to the festive atmosphere of the event with International artists and regional groups performing in front of 10,000 spectators. The program is intended to please everyone, with eclectic, folk and blues, rock and soul, rap, country and bluegrass and more. Overall, the Festival will feature thirty hours of live music, from 7pm, and it will be completely free for all the visitors to the Games Village !

You can now pre-reserve your tickets on the ticketing website To do so, just login to the section "My Account" with your login and password. If you have a ticket a sports competition on the day of the concert you want to attend, just click on "reserve" (2 per person maximum). If you do not have a ticket to a sports competition on that day, just buy a ticket to the Games' Village on that day (cost : 5 euros), and then pre-reserve your tickets to the concert night.

More information on the ticketing website

Sunday 24 August: Opening Concert

  • Kool and the Gang: a famous R&B and Soul group from the 60s which has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations with songs such as "Celebration" and "Jungle Boogie”.
  • Soul Vintage Orchestra: The “SOUL VINTAGE ORCHESTRA” is comprised of 8 professional artists who perform rhythmic music anchored in Afro-American Soul Music tradition.

Monday 25 August: Quebec Evening

  • Mes souliers sont rouges: a band from Caen formed in 1991 that plays French and traditional Quebecois music.
  • Misteur Valaire: an electro-jazz band from Quebec which was formed in 2004. In recent years, they have played at various internationally-renowned festivals, including the Montreal Jazz Festival. 

Thursday 28 August: Irish Evening

  • Sharon Shannon Band: Sharon Shannon is a traditional Irish musician known for her talent on the accordion. Sharon’s music has achieved legendary status throughout the world and she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at Ireland’s 2009 Meteor Music Awards.
  • We Banjo 3: featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals and percussion, this 4-man band combines the best of Irish Music with American influences. Their first album, “Roots of the Banjo Tree” was released in 2012 and was named “Traditional Music Album of the Year” by The Irish Times.

Friday 29 August: Country Evening

  • Flynnville Train: an American rock group hailing from Nashville, Flynnville Train are famous for holding concerts in unusual venues, such as a goods train.
  • Kevin Buckley: An exceptional composer, songwriter, harmonica player and singer, Kevin has extensively toured for 15 years, spreading the Country sound to all four corners of France. This great showman delivers a wild show on stage.

Saturday 30 August: Acts from Caen

  • Casseurs Flowters: a duo from Caen composed of rappers Orelsan and Gringe, their sound includes pearls of inventiveness, punch lines, bars of laughter, concrete sounds and rapping brilliance.
  • Oldelaf: Normandy native Oldelaf, real name Olivier Delafosse, is a French singer-songwriter, comic singer and musician.

Thursday 4 September: Performances for the whole family

  • Joyce Jonathan: Since she was discovered online just four years ago, Joyce Jonathan has made a name for herself as one of the most talented artists of her generation. With her first album, which was produced by Louis Bertignac, going double platinum, more than 20 million online views and over 150 sold-out concert dates as far away as Asia (in particular China), her second album entitled “Caractères” is also enjoying great success.
  • Louis Bertignac: former guitarist for the rock group Téléphone, with whom he sold more than 6 million albums, Louis Bertignac is continuing his career as a solo artist, singer and songwriter. He is currently on his seventh album.

Friday 5 September: American Evening

  • Aloe Blacc: Aloe Blacc is an American singer, songwriter, composer, rapper and musician. Hitting the big time thanks to hit single "I Need A Dollar”, he is currently No1 in more than 22 countries with his song "Wake Me Up".
  • Nick Waterhourse: Born in 1986, Nick Waterhouse is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, California. He is a guitarist and singer known for a sound rooted in rhythm & blues, jazz, and soul.

Saturday 6 September: Closing Concert

  • Superpoze vs Fakear: a 22 year-old from Caen, Superpoze instinctively forges well-chosen chords and snippets of songs on beats and bass, creating tunes that are both original and effective. As happy composing as he is remixing, he shapes his own instrumental hip-hop style which is influenced by all kinds of genre.
  • The Lanskies: Formed in 2007, the Little Princes of Hot Wave (New Wave, but with more dance influence) dust off the 80s with power and audacity. Their energy draws on the rhythms of the post-punk wave, to which they add striking guitar melodies.
  • Granville: The band is named after the commune of Granville, with which each member has a particular tie. They play songs inspired by the sounds of the 60s.
  • Malo: Malory Legardinier, alias Malo, is a young man from Caen who creates beautiful and fragile songs. Just like the artist himself, Malo's writing is unusual; it has a real poetic quality which, when blended with pop or folk melodies, brings a breath of fresh air to the young French music scene.
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