This former sugar-refining plant and subsequent tobacco factory is now a vibrant arts centre with a theatre, artists’ workshops, cinema, multimedia displays, skateboard ramps, electro and world-music parties et al. …
Marseille’s cherished football team plays at Stade Vélodrome, which also hosts concerts. Occasional guided tours are available via the tourist office. It’s 4km or so south of the Vieux Port, along av du Prado.
Rock, opérock, alternative theatre, reggae, hip-hop, Afro groove and other cutting-edge entertainment all appear on the bill. The website lists gigs.
Jive to jazz or fill the busy pavement terrace. Live bands every evening at 7.30pm (except Tuesday), but drinks are pricey.
This grungy venue with graffitied walls is one of the best for DJs and live bands (usually techno or alternative).
Hosts large-scale performances by internationally renowned artists. The season runs September to June.
Eclectic live music in a large venue in the Joliette neighbourhood north of the Vieux Port.
Marseille football gear and match tickets.