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Cabaret Aléatoire

Live Contemporary Music Venue and Club

Music - Producer / Broadcaster

+33 (0)4 95 04 95 09 - infos@cabaret-aleatoire.com - www.cabaret-aleatoire.com

This live music venue hosts more than 150 concerts a year welcoming 30 000 people. The Cabaret Aléatoire is both a concert venue and club devoted to electro. It is planted in the heart of la Friche Belle in Marseille. It can hold 300, 700 and 1100 people depending on capacity requirements.


The Cabaret Aléatoire is an unusual, atypical venue housed in a kind of industrial cathedral. Since it opened in 2003, they have hosted more than 850 concerts and over 3 000 groups and artists and 400 000 visitors. Over 150 artists have also benefited from their support in developing their career.  

The programming appeals across the board and is firmly committed to discovering new acts. The live music mainly represents the following styles - Electro, Hip-Hop, Rock, Soul, Funk, and focuses on a drive to support new, emerging urban cultures. Le Cabaret Aléatoire was awarded SMAC (Official Contemporary Music Venue) status in 2014.

The Cabaret is also behind initiatives that go way beyond the remit of a concert venue. In the spring of 2013 the Cabaret Aléatoire was the driving force of the festival « This is (not) Music » with over 60 events and concerts and twenty or so sporting events over just 47 days. The festival was attended by over 85 000 people. During the event the Cabaret transformed the 7 000 m2 roof terrace at la Friche into the main stage, concocting 25 club nights and events bringing together thousands of people at sunset in a relaxed festive atmosphere. A runaway success, the event really drew the crowds. Every summer this hot spot is one of the most popular places in Marseille.


Since 2013, the Cabaret has undergone several changes:

  • New cutting edge sound system -  CODA LA 8
  • Sound proofing
  • New lighting rigs and video installation
  • Interior refurbishment and new bar

Some of the major acts that have played at the Cabaret Aléatoire
Justice, Major Lazer, Wu Tang Clan, Woodkid, Pete Doherty, AloeBlacc, Laurent Garnier, M83, Kendrick Lamar, Tricky, Orelsan, 1995, Joey Starr, Ten Years After, Mudhoney, Girls, Black Lips, Undertones, Asaf Avidan, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Herman Düne, Sebastien Tellier, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, Michael Mayer, Fakear, Rone, ErolAlkan, Andrew Weatherall, Surkin, Para One, Yuksek, The Magician, Alex Gopher, Timeline / Underground Resistance, Damian Lazarus, Fairmont, Max Cooper, Traumer, Henry Saiz, Nhar, John Talabot, Levon Vincent, !!!, Black Strobe, Autechre, Squarepusher, Alice Russell, The Wailers, Asian Dub Foundation, Mos Def, Q-Bert, Madlib, Ebony Bones, Tony Allen, Afrikaa Bambaataa, DJ Premier, Puppetmastaz, DJ Shadow, Naive New Beaters, etc.


Established: 2002
At la Friche since: 2002


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Video Lab #1 Night with John Talabot and Abstraxion

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