There are few festivals at which you can enjoy a glass of chilled rosé and a banquet of oysters while listening to eclectic international artists in a lush scenic setting – but So Frenchy So Chic isn’t your average summer festival.

The beloved one-day celebration of modern French music, culture, food and drink is back for its eighth year, with a landmark all-female musical line-up that’ll impress even the fussiest music fan.

So Frenchy So Chic will kick off the 2019 program in Adelaide on January 11 before travelling to Melbourne on January 13 and Sydney on January 19. Headlining the festival is singer-songwriter Camille, who first attracted praise in Australia in 2006 with Ta Douleur. Since then she has released five solo albums, contributed vocals to French outfit Nouvelle Vague, and recorded her recent release, OUÏ in a 14th-century monastery.

Joining Camille are internet darlings Yelle, a female-led “Dada” pop band who recently released OMG. Exciting newcomer, Marseilles-born Clara Luciani will take the stage with her 2018 debut album, Sainte-Victoire, and Cléa Vincent will also bring her brand of bossa-nova-inflected pop.

As well as offering the best in French music, the festival creates an atmosphere of a thoroughly decadent garden party. Feast on French delicacies in mussels, crêpes, raclette and macaroons, and wash it down with a frosty flute of champagne, cold beer, or red or white wine from Bordeaux, depending on your tastes.

Limited early-bird tickets are available from now until October 1 or until sold out. If you can’t wait until January, enjoy this So Frenchy So Chic playlist while you count down the days.

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