Save the date!

As the New Year approaches, the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, the French Institute of South Africa and Bassline are proud to announce the 5th edition of the Fête de La Musique, taking place on Saturday June 18th 2016.

Last year over 6,000 people gathered in Newtown Junction to enjoy this celebration of music in all its forms as well as dance and street performance, with bands such as Jaojoby (Madagascar), Benjamin Piat (France), Grèn Sémé (Reunion Island), Bongeziwe Mabandla, The Muffinz, and Maria Mombelli and the Belly Buttons (South Africa). With its previous success, Newtown Junction confirmed its position as the ideal location for this festive day. In 2016, more stages will be set up to offer a wide panel of free shows, extending the Fête to Mary Fitzgerald Square. This edition represents a new opportunity to encourage local musicians and discover new ones from around the world.

The Johannesburg general public – families, visitors, tourists, professionals – will enjoy ideal conditions in terms of security, parking and food to make the most of this festival. Since 1982, this celebration from France has been dedicated to musicians, both professionals and amateurs. Since the first edition, we have seen some of the best South African bands perform such as Buskaid, Tumi, The Mahotella Queens, BLK JKS Soundsystem, Nicky B and many more... Its aim is to reach a wide audience from novices to connoisseurs.

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