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POSTPONED | The Confession Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

POSTPONED: Coachella and SXSW in NYC!

Les six membres de L'Impératrice. Crédit Pierre Emmanuel Testard

Some of the French artists programmed at Coachella and SXSW go first to New York during their US Tours. Don't miss them!

  • Coachella Festival

On March 10th, at the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, Coachella's team announced the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns.

Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020.

At both weekends of Coachella in the Californian desert, four French artists will be on hand: Aya Nakamura, L'Impératrice, Tchami and SebastiAn.


Since their single "Vanille Fraise" in 2015 that seduced millions of web surfers, L’Impératrice has performed in France and abroad. This disco-pop Parisian group of six released their first album, Matahari, in 2018.

L'Impératrice will perform on March 25 at The Brooklyn Steel in NYC.  Due to COVID-19, this show has been postponed to February 24, 2021.


Tchami most commonly produces futuristic house music and came into widespread recognition after releasing a remix of "Go Deep" by Janet Jackson. Tchami has done several supporting tours with successful electronic music artists, such as Skrillex, Diplo, and DJ Snake.

Tchami will be in concert on March 7 at Terminal 5 in NYC.  Due to COVID-19, this show has been cancelled.

  • SXSW Music Festival

The City of Austin has cancelled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. The festival is exploring options to reschedule the event and is working to provide a virtual SXSW online experience as soon as possible for 2020 participants, starting with SXSW EDU.

210 Artists from 36 countries will be playing at the 2020 SXSW Music Festival this March in the 2020 SXSW showcase. Alongside other exceptional French artists, MEZERG and Marble Arch will be performing. 


MEZERG is a one man band. He plays techno solo with different keyboards and kicks, without any electronic instruments or laptops. In 2019, MEZERG was invited to perform at Transmusicales de Rennes in France, where he presented his new creation before the start of his 2020 world tour.

MEZERG will perform on March 15 at The Poisson rouge in NYC.  Due to COVID-19, this show has been cancelled.

MEZERG's performance at SxSW is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Marble Arch:

Named after the London based monument made of white marble and located on Oxford Street and lead by Yann Le Ravazet, Marble Arch have really thought their second record through, having less artistic torments than financial issues – hence the title Children of the Slump.

Marble Arch will perform on March 11 at Pianos in NYC & March 13 at Arlene's Grocery in NYC.  Due to COVID-19, this show has been cancelled.

At the Coachella Festival, French artists Aya Nakamura and SebastiAn will be present.

At the SXSW Music Festival, French artists Samba De La Muerte, Pearl and the Oysters, Sofia Bolt, The Blind Suns, The wonder, and You Said Strange will also be present.