Marsatac

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Marsatac
Scène Marsatac 2008.jpg
Marsatac scene in 2008
Genre Electronic music, electro, rock, etc.
Location(s) Nîmes and Marseille, France
Years active 1999-present
Attendance 35,000 (2012)

Marsatac is a Music Festival of electronic music taking place at the end of September each year, in Marseille, France. Since 2009, the festival has problems to find a lasting location and the City of Marseilles has often been criticized for not defending this popular event. Since 2012, the festival is also held in Nîmes, a week before the Marseille act. In 2013, the festival will take place from the 19th to 29 November.

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It was originally dedicated to the Marseille's hip hop scene, then has expanded progressively to international hip-hop scene, to electro, rock and, since 2008, to African music for one night. The first edition took place in 1999. Since its creation, the festival took place in many different locations, on the Frioul archipelago, at Dock des Suds and on the J4, at . Since 2009 the J4 has been unavailable due to the building of the MUCEM, therefore the festival took place in Dock des Suds, and then at La Friche, where it is still held for the moment. In Nîmes, the festival occurs in the recent cultural building Paloma.

In the 2011 edition, more than 23,000 people attended the festival, which ran sold out.[1] In 2012, more than 35,000 people participated in the festival.[2]

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