Psych-rockers La Femme lead So Frenchy So Chic’s 2024 lineup

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Psych-rockers La Femme lead So Frenchy So Chic’s 2024 lineup

La Femme
Words by Staff Writer

So Frenchy So Chic, Australia’s favourite celebration of French culture, will return for the 13th year in 2024.

This January, SFSC will take place at a beautiful new venue at Centennial Park in Sydney on January 20, while Melbourne will continue the party at the historic Werribee Park Mansion on January 14. So Frenchy So Chic has connected France to Australia through a day-long summer festival celebrating the Art of Living: French contemporary music, gastronomy, fashion, conviviality and lots of Champagne.

This year, So Frenchy So Chic will be adding new programming and workshops to the festival. Attendees will be able to explore and learn about the world of wines with the ex-sommelier of France Soir, discover the art of ceramics in a hands-on studio experience, compete in a grand petanque tournament with epic prizes, or learn French with a 30-minute masterclass.

SFSC24 Melbourne

  • Sunday 14 January
  • 11:15am – 8:00pm Werribee Park Mansion
  • $75pp plus booking fee (limited early bird)

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

All workshops and activities come included with the general admissions tickets, with more to be announced on December 1st. The festival also provides numerous activities for kids including arts and craft, face painting, magic and mime classes and music initiations. Fresh from France’s summer festival circuit, headline acts La Femme, Kill The Pain, Laure Briard and Malo’ will perform live, turning Australia’s poshest picnic into an unmissable garden party.

So Frenchy So Chic will also play host to Melbourne and Sydney’s finest dining establishments including Frederic’s, Hotel Gitan, Loulou and Bouillon Entrecôte. Guests can expect a curated selection of French classics; oysters, macarons, mitraillettes, mussels, ratatouille, brioches, crepes, chocolate eclairs, steak frites sandwiches, croque monsieurs, almond duck liver parfait macaron and more.

Alongside a sommelier-curated collection of French and local wines, SFSC24 will be proudly pouring Champagne Lanson, bubbles from one of the oldest Champagne Houses in France.

La Femme

Led by Marlon Magnée and Sacha Got, French psych-rockers La Femme have spent more than a decade enchanting audiences with their cinematic soundscapes, intriguing melodies and boundless imagination. Inescapable in France, the band boasts numerous gold records, won the equivalent of a French Grammy for their 2013 debut Psycho Tropical Berlin, toured Europe with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2016 and recently released Paris-Hawaii, a forward- thinking, evocative collection of Hawaiian love songs. They’re currently wrapping a nearly sold-out tour of over 140 dates in more than 25 countries and will play a “best of” repertoire at SFSC 2024.

Kill The Pain

Uniting the smouldering powers of two formidable chanteuses, Kill The Pain is the dynamite duo of Australian singer-songwriter Phoebe Killdeer (who had an international chart-topping hit with The Avener rework of her 2011 track “The Fade Out Line”) and French vocalist Mélanie Pain (Nouvelle Vague). Their 2023 self- titled debut is a startling showcase of their sweeping talents, taking in swaggering indie rock, jangly psych pop, and soulful, steely electropop. Complemented by hip-shaking guitars and seductive percussion, Killdeer and Pain’s smoky voices and playful chemistry promise to ignite the stage.

Laure Briard

Enigmatic, charming and ocean-deep, Gallic singer-songwriter Laure Briard has just released her most optimistic album yet, “Ne pas trop rester bleue”. Inspired by time spent in California’s Joshua Tree, Briard’s take on country is gentle, idiosyncratic and romantic, tinged with psychedelia and soul. It’s the culmination of more than ten years of musical enquiry that has drawn comparisons to Francois Hardy, Cate le Bon and Aldous Harding.


Born to a French musician father, effervescent singer-songwriter Malo’ traveled to Australia for the first time as a teenager, to meet his mother, where his love of French artists such as Serge Gainsbourg collided with his discovery of Australian indie acts such as Angus and Julia Stone. In a full circle moment, Julia Stone featured on Malo’s Pause EP last year, which features gospel, Motown, rock, soul and pop influences. His recent track “Laisse-toi tranquille” was a summer hit on French radio and we can’t wait to welcome his sunny energy at SFSC.

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