Are you ready to step on the dance floor? Feel a sense of joie de vivre and let your hair down at So Frenchy So Chic. Coming back to both Melbourne and Sydney for its ten year anniversary, you’ll enjoy the best music that France has to offer — both past and present. Then, drink and feast your way through fabulous French cuisine to keep the good times going. So Frenchy So Chic is coming to Melbourne on Sunday February 13 at Werribee Park next year. After that, it will move on to Sydney and take over Bicentennial Park on Saturday February 19.
What music can you expect at So French So Chic?
Listen to fresh tunes from some of France and Australia’s best artists.
Highlights include Yé-Yé 2.0, a thrilling project with Australia’s best female-identifying artists. Together, they interpret the songs of the 1960s Yé-Yé movement, which drew on British and American rock, French chanson and other influences to create a totally new sound.
Then, see French-Nigerian singer-rapper Féfé light up the summer with his slick Afrobeats. Féfé will be supported by Melbourne funk group Cookin’ on 3 Burners.
For a journey back through time, listen to Mick Harvey & The Intoxicated Men perform the songs from four acclaimed albums of the iconic Serge Gainsbourg.
After that, be wowed away by Lili Alaska, a rising French-Australian singer, songwriter and producer.
Of course, there will also be a range of DJs to keep the party going. Dance out to French music through the decades, from 60s jazz to 90s hip-hop.
What about the food?
Keep your energy up with some seriously delicious French cuisine. Feast on a delightful pique-nique for two, cheese hampers for two or a charcuterie hamper. There will also be an array of food stalls on-site, which include luxurious bites like oysters, lobster rolls, crème brûlée, crepes and more.
In Melbourne, nibble on treats from Romu, fromagerie Milk The Cow, restaurant L’Hôtel Gitan and more. Meanwhile, in Sydney, expect hampers from bistro Bellevue Cottage and Frenchies Bistro & Brewery.
If you would like to have a pique-nique or hamper, it’s recommended that you pre-order when you buy your ticket. In Melbourne, orders close at midday on Tuesday February 8. In Sydney, orders close at midday on Tuesday February 15.
General attendance tickets cost $84 plus booking fee. However, if you want to take things up a notch, “Première Pique-Nique for groups of ten” tickets are also available in a limited quantity. For $199 per person (plus a booking fee), you’ll receive:
- Styled picnic decor
- Low-seated wooden tables with French-themed rugs and cushions
- Fresh flowers and table decorations
- Two bottles of Lanson champagne
- Two Hotel charcuteries hampers
- Two cheese hampers
- Umbrella for shade
Where: Werribee Park
When: Sunday February 13
Time: 11:15 am – 8:30 pm
Where: Bicentennial Park
When: Saturday February 19
Time: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm