International Swing Music and Dance Festival



A big thank you to everyone for your participation in the 2nd edition of Swinging Montpellier, international music and dance festival SWING.

Top teachers (Ksenia, JB, Lisa, Fancy, Nejc, Chloé, Peter), inspired musicians (Montpellier Big Band, Caroline Jazz Band, Orchester Syncopatique, Canibal Dandies) and hundreds of diligent and happy dancers…

We wanted to organize a festival “outside the walls”, in the street…well, not just any street…. In a historic and emblematic place in the city of Montpellier: the Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle.

And it was a success…

A big thank you to our partners and first and foremost to the City of Montpellier for its support. Montpellier, the city that dances and swings.


See you in 2022 for the 3rd edition of Swinging Montpellier!


Thank you for this magical WE! What a pleasure to find the dance floor with all these dancers and in this setting! Congratulations to the organizing team! And THANK YOU to the dancers with whom I shared great moments of dancing …. and chatting. Kisses to all and goodbye !!



My 1st swing festival. INCREDIBLE !! Top nights, great teachers, friends… And what a show!!!

Anna Clara


Great evening, yesterday, with the immense Jean-Luc Guiraud, on drums (and vocals) at the Château de Flaugergues in Montpellier, invited by the “Swinging Montpellier 2021” Festival. Five musicians excited to get together and around 500 tireless dancers for our tribute concert to Louis Armstrong “Hey Pops!”

Caroline Jazz Band

The very first edition of the Swinging Montpellier festival, supported by the City of Montpellier, is a success! Amateur dancers, professionals and musicians came from all over Europe to dance on the Esplanade. I had the pleasure of talking with Chloé and Peter who teach Lindy hop and devote their weekends to festivals in which they pass on their passion for dance. A demonstration in a very pleasant jazzy atmosphere that you can still discover all day long on Sunday.

Boris Bellanger, Deputy Mayor of Montpellier

The official 2021 festival teaser

Other videos from the 2021 festival

The dancers

Ksenia Parkhatskaya, the dancer who amazes the Swinging Montpellier festival
lisa and jb teacher lindy hop swing montpellier 2021
fancy and nejx qu fetsivla swinging montpellier
The stars of the new French scene, Chloé (FRA) & Peter (ENG) at the Swinging Montpellier festival

The musicians

Big Band de Montepllier, the orchestra that impresses at the Swinging Montpellier festival
The great syncopatic orchestra at the music and swing dance festival, Swinging Montpellier
Enjoy the endless energy of the Caroline jazz band at the Swinging Montpellier festival
The Canibal Dandies and Old Jazz at the music and swing dance festival, Swinging Montpellier