CERN Hardronic Festival

Created in 1989 by Silvano de Gennaro, for the last three decades coordinated by Simon Baird, Django Manglunki, Rusty Boyd, Daniel Vazquez Rivera and Arek Gorzawski under the auspice the CERN Staff Association, the Hardronic Festival is the opportunity for CERN Staff, Students, Users and their friends and families, to come to the site and enjoy all types of live music, games and animations for kids, delicious food and cool drinks.

It started 30 years ago, as a very small event, on the terrace of Restaurant 1 in Meyrin. During the first years, the stage was the platform of a CERN truck, lent by the transport group. As it grew in subsequent years, the Festival had to be moved to a larger venue, on the fields of the CERN Prevessin site, near Restaurant 3 with two big stages and finest live music non-stop for eight hours along a great festival ambiance. Although every year the festival had a different format: one or two days, mid-July or end of August, etc... most of the time we've been super lucky with the weather.

Join us for a real "CERN National Holiday".

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Recent editions

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019


Since the early days of the internet, Hardronic has been online. Select a year below:

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