The Eurockéennes de Belfort is one of France's largest rock music festivals. The Eurockéennes, a play on words involving the words rock and européennes (Europeans), is a festival based in a nature reserve beside Lac de Malsaucy near Belfort. This most recent festival took place between 3 and 5 July 2015 with an attendance of 102,000 people.
1989 marked the first time round for the festival, when it went under the name Le Ballon - Territoire de musiques, named after the nearby Conseil général of the Territoire de Belfort, who wanted to dynamise their département with a big cultural event for its youths.
In 1990 the festival was renamed les Eurockéennes de Belfort.
- 10,000 in 1989
- 70,000 in 1993
- 80,000 in 2002
- 95,000 in 2004
- 100,000 in 2006
- 100,000 in 2008
- 127,000 in 2013 (on 4 days)
- 102,000 in 2015
Les Eurockéennes takes place on the peninsula of Lake Malsaucy, 10 kilometres from Belfort. A number of different stages are present – la Grande Scène, le Chapiteau, la Loggia and la Plage. Most of the time there are simultaneous concerts on different stages; altogether in 2005 there were about 70.
A campsite, 3 km from the main site, is the free temporary home to 15000 festival-goers, with a free shuttle bus running between the campsite and the entrance to the main area.
Tremplins (stepping stones) are organised to allow youth groups to get to know one another. These are organised in Alsace, Bourgogne, Franche-Comté (Doubs, Jura, Haute-Saône and Territoire de Belfort), Lorraine, Germany and Switzerland.