Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than 100 countries all over the world. It usually takes place every 21 June, to mark the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.
In South Africa the first Fête was inaugurated in 2010 in Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth. The second one took place the following year in Johannesburg. The Fête de la Musique in South Africa is a growing event attracting more and more people. In 2015 it drew 30 000 music lovers to events in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, East London and other cities.
Expect a unique art and culture experience kicking off with live music, street performances, an open mic session, kids’ entertainment and more.