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Spend an evening at the Armada

From June 9 to 17, 2023, the Armada concerts are making their grand return alongside the world’s most beautiful sailing ships. Headliners of the international scene but also local musical revelations will be present every night to ignite the Armada stage.

You will dance at the edge of the quays...

Free concerts, open to all, will enliven the 10 days of festivities. Concerts will be offered every evening from June 9 to 17 on the Waddington quay in Rouen.

The 2013 edition of the Armada had seen Amadou and Mariam, Asaf Avidan, BB Brunes, Mika, Nolwen Leroy or even Madness. Previous editions have also been an opportunity for the public to attend free concerts of Alain Bashung, AaRON, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Gilberto Gil, Cali, Les Rita Mitsouko, Jean-Louis Aubert, Tryo, Salif Keita, Johnny Clegg or even Iggy Pop.

Magic System, Bénébar, Claudio Capeo, Feu Chatterton and Dadju had set the stage on fire during the Armada 2019.

The local talents will once again be highlighted for this season 2023 of the Armada concerts in Rouen, a real showcase for the talents of Normandy.

The artist groups will perform for free on the stage located on the presqu’île de Waddington in Rouen rive droite. Bands from Normandy will be on hand to provide opening acts.

Stay tuned to find all the information on the free Armada concerts.

28 concerts

for 8 days

Find out day by day the 28 concerts programmed by Normandie Scène, the Normandy Region Concerts during the Armada. Rock, electro-pop, reggae, disco, soul and rap, so many musical styles to please and delight all visitors to the Armada 2023.

Friday, June 9

  • Annabella Hawk
  • Che Sudaka
  • Deluxe

Saturday, June 10

  • 5:30pm: Adelys
  • 6:45pm: Captain Sparks & Royal Company
  • 8:15pm: Jenifer
  • 10:10pm: Petit Biscuit

Sunday, June 11

  • 5:30pm: Just Alone
  • 6:45 p.m.: Couleur Terre
  • 8:15 p.m.: La Rue Ketanou
  • 9:55 p.m.: Tryo

Tuesday, June 13

  • 7:15 p.m.: Meg
  • 8:15 p.m.: Hot Rod 56
  • D-Day Ladies

Wednesday, June 14

  • 6:45 p.m.: Oceng Oryema
  • 20:15: Issara
  • 22:00: Earth Wind And Fire Experience by Al Mckay

Thursday, June 15

  • 18:45: Bad Bad Bird
  • 20:20: We Hate You Please Die
  • 22:00: Trust

Friday, June 16

  • 18:15: The Songwriters
  • 7:15pm: Amir
  • 9pm: Lotti
  • 10pm: Black M

Saturday, June 17

  • 5:30pm: Five
  • 6:50pm: Medine
  • 8pm: Amel Bent
  • 10pm: The Avener

The fireworks of the Armada

Discover the dates and times of the Armada 2023 fireworks in Rouen. Each evening, experience the event differently by admiring the most beautiful sailing ships in the world under the lights of the fireworks.

Where to see the fireworks of the Armada 2023?

Enjoy the magic of the Armada during the evenings on the banks of the Seine. Expected by the public, the fireworks of the Armada are exceptional moments to experience the event other way. The quays of the Seine catch fire and the twinkling lights in the sky highlight the most beautiful sailing ships in the world.

With the free concerts, the fireworks of the Armada make the show every night for the happiness of adults and children.A festive moment out of time on the banks of the Seine in the capital of Normandy.

To admire the fireworks of the Armada, you can position yourself on the quays of the Seine on the right bank, the bridges but also on the panoramas around Rouen as the one of the Sainte-Catherine Hill.

Find the fireworks from June 09 until June 17, from 23:00 to 23:30. They will be fired fromthe Presqu’ïle Rollet, quai rive gauche, in Rouen.

After dancing and singing...

From Thursday 08 to Saturday 17 June after the end of the Armada concerts at 11:45 pm, shuttles will be made available for Normans who have come to drop anchor for an evening (or more…) in Rouen!

Here are the different destinations and schedules:


  • Rouen – Le Havre:

Departure: Rouen Riboudet at 00:30 with a stop in Bréauté at 1:25
Arrival: Le Havre at 2:00


  • Rouen – Caen:

Departure: Rouen Riboudet at 00:30
Arrival: Caen at 2:00


  • Rouen – Yvetot:

Departure: Rouen Riboudet at 12:30 a.m. with a stop in Barentin at 12:45 a.m.
Arrival: Yvetot at 1:15 a.m.


  • Rouen – Dieppe:

Departure: Rouen Riboudet at 00:30 with a first stop in Clères at 1:00 and then a stop in Auffay at 1:30
Arrival: Dieppe at 2:00


  • Rouen – Vernon:

Departure: Rouen Riboudet at 00:30 with a first stop in Val de Reuil at 1:00 and then a stop in Gaillon at 1:20
Arrival: Vernon at 1:45


  • Rouen – Elbeuf:

Departure: Rouen Riboudet at 00:30 with a stop in Oissel at 00:55
Arrival: Elbeuf at 1:10

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