Solidays, the three-day annual music festival, begins Friday at l'Hippodrome de Longchamp. That's in the Bois du Boulogne, just across the street from our apartment. Yes, one very noisy weekend is ahead! The sound checks are going on as I write this - lots of booming bass.
Performers include Lily Allen, Sum 41, Lauryn Hill, Kaiser Chiefs, Sean Lennon, Yannick Noah, Paolo Nutini, Abd Al Malik, Diam's, Joey Starr, Oxmo Puccino, Superbus, Grand Corps Malade, FFF and Ayo.
Ticket-holders are allowed to camp in specified areas of the Bois for eight euros per person, which covers three days' camping. Tickets may be purchased online or at the entrance gates at Longchamp. Proceeds go to Solidarite Sida. See map below.