Our charity festival story
Originally inspired by a dish-washing chimp turned viral YouTube sensation, Pete the Monkey was founded to raise money for the construction of the largest monkey reserve in Bolivia: JACJ CUISI. An environmentally responsible festival, profits generated from the event are donated to the Bolivian Community, CIWY, to help animals at risk of deforestation or trafficking.
Every Summer since 2012, we welcome thousands of revelers to the Normandy coast, transforming the sleepy fishing village of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer into a carnival of sound and colour.
With music at our core, we curate an eclectic and thoroughly unique line-up, championing new and emerging artists and DJs from around the world, alongside established acts. But the festival is more than just a dance floor, festivalgoers can also get involved with a plethora of activities designed to connect you with like-minded people - from art classes, theatre, and dance, to literary talks and even karaoke. Food is also a core component and the best food trucks from London and Paris are on hand to serve everyone’s favourite dishes.
In 2020, Pete the Monkey will transform into a huge open-air tent celebrating the CIRCUS OF LIFE. Taking lessons from the acrobats: the trapeze artist who throws himself into the void trusting in his partner to catch him, the clown who turns sorrow into laughter, the juggler who foils the laws of gravity and the magician who masters the invisible. The ninth edition is about collaboration, community and collective resourcefulness. We are all in this together.