About Fête de la musique

Take part in the fastest growing festival brand in South Africa

Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than a hundred countries in Europe and all over the world. It usually takes place every June 21st, to mark the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.


Thanks to the galvanizing vibrancy of the global French cultural network, the Fête de la Musique has expanded internationally and continues to grow exponentially. In South Africa the first Fête was inaugurated in 2010 in Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth. The second one took place the following year at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. The Fête de la Musique in South Africa is a growing event attracting more and more people. Last year alone it drew 30,000 music lovers in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, East London and other cities.