Fête de la Musique 2018 in Paris

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Every year on the 21st of June, over 400 cities around the world take part in the Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day. Since its inception in France in 1982, the Fête de la Musique has brought free music to people all across the planet... ... read more

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Paris Fête de la Musique Overview

Every year on the 21st of June, over 400 cities around the world take part in the Fête de la Musique, or World Music Day. Since its inception in France in 1982, the Fête de la Musique has brought free music to people all across the planet.

Finding a place to catch a Fête de la Musique show in Paris isn’t difficult, as nearly every neighborhood in the city takes part in the event. Hundreds of bars, cafés, restaurants, and traditional live music venues join in the fun by hosting scheduled and impromptu shows. Additionally, museums, castles, parks, train stations, and street corners feature lively tunage, some until the crack of dawn.

From international pop stars to underground electro bands, the Fête de la Musique in Paris features artists for all sorts of fans. Notable past performers include Tahin, Stereotypical Working Class, Teleferik, Mary Has a Gun, and Shafty the Brothers.

For rock shows, diehard audiophiles pack out the Place de la Republique. Classical aficionados head to the Palais Royal for a day of symphonic bliss, while indie kids dance and mosh over at Denfert-Rochereau. La Fête de la Musique 2018 Paris organizers usually post an up-to-date program more than a month in advance, so be sure to check it out to see who is playing where.

Whether you want to see a favorite artist live in concert or are up for discovering someone new at an impromptu alley show, you’re sure to find sounds that satisfy at the Fête de la Musique Paris in 2018. Don’t be surprised when the metro is packed with people singing along to a familiar tune!

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Amanda D. Jun 27, 2013
My take: Fête de la musique is my favourite festival in Paris! It started on the 21st of June 1982 to promote music and make music accessible to the public. It got so popular that it spread to other parts of the world and is now celebrated annually in France. Paris comes alive during during Fête de la musique. The whole city turns into one big street party with free concerts, festivals, professional and amateur musicians performing on every street corner. All Parisians come out of hibernation and onto the streets to celebrate the first day of summer. The scene: The combination of great music, alcohol and warm weather makes Fête de la musique unforgettable. The locals are not their usual stereotypically rude and unfriendly selves. They are festive, friendly and intoxicated. They know how to party and are set out to have a good time. Some bars spill out onto the streets and lower their prices to make sure no one is left thirsty. There are calmer concerts suited for families with children or people just looking to enjoy the music. Walk around the city and you are sure to find something to suite your taste, from jazz, reggae, pop, rock to hip hop. It’s all there and it’s free for the night! Cocktails and cuisine: Not applicable. Prices: All the concerts and festivals are free! What to wear: Anything goes! Insider info/When to go: Metro trains stop a little later than usual so everyone can have a good night out until the early hours of the morning, and to encourage people not to drive, to avoid traffic and drunk driving. .

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