Celebrate 7 years of free music for all with Fête de La Musique 2018


Fête de La Musique 2018 JHB JoburgThe Alliance Française of Johannesburg, the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), and Bassline Live in partnership with the Market Theatre Foundation are proud to announce the 7th edition of the Fête de La Musique – the iconic global celebration of music that annually warms winter calendars in Johannesburg and celebrates the universal language of music!

Officially announced as the 9th June 2018, the date is highly notable, as for one day Newtown comes alive with festivity – bringing families and friends together for good food, fun activities and above all, free music for the entire day. With a countrywide application process having been underway for the past two months, 6 stages will now be filled with the best in professional and amateur musicians and bands, all encouraged to perform, entertain, express themselves, and continue generating music for future generations.

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In previous years, up to 8000 people have gathered in the Newtown Junction to be part of the Fête de la Musique experience – and the numbers are estimated to climb this year with the addition of two new music stages. These 5 open-air and 1 indoor stages will offer styles to cater for every taste and genre of music, including certain French and international acts.

It is a fun, safe and exciting atmosphere that brings communities together between 11am and 7pm. With over 2000 safe parking bays, restaurants and bars, one can make the most of this free music event.

We are very proud and grateful to announce that once again, Total South Africais supporting this event. The Fête de la Musique is part of their heritage portfolio which is dedicated to supporting and advancing the cultural and artistic endeavour across multiple disciplines. Nyameka Makonya, CSI Manager of Total was quoted as saying, “Total South Africa is excited to, once again, be a partner in bringing French and South African culture together at this unique event. As a French business opera ting in South Africa, it is essential to support events that unify our heritage and demonstrate the opportunities that our commitment and collaboration in the arts creates for all South Africans.”

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