Fête de la Musique: Free Concerts Around the City Plus a Chance to Win a Trip to France
In 1982, France’s Minister of Culture Jack Lang and French composer and music journalist Maurice Fleuret organized the very first Fête de la Musique in Paris. Twenty-five years on, Fête has become a global phenomenon that inspires music through free-for-all annual events in 700 cities in 120 countries.
Ever since it came to the Philippines, Fête de la Musique has become the most attended and most recognized French event in the country. Now, on its 25th anniversary, the music fest is once again happening on several stages across Metro Manila and in six other cities in the country, with additional 52 pocket stages that will host diverse music genres.
To celebrate its milestone year, Fête de la Musique is giving away round-trip tickets to France through a social media contest using the hashtag #FeteStories. To join, fans must post a 25-second video of their fondest memories of Fête de la Musique through the years.
Here's what to expect:
Fête de la Musique Venues
The 2019 Fête de la Musique runs from June 21 to 29 with key events happening in various locations in Metro Manila.
June 21: A-Venue Main Stage, Makati
A multi-genre medley led by Francis De Veyra will be performed by various artists such as Aia de Leon, Bayang Barrios, Bea Lorenzo, Bituin Escalante, Bras Pas Pas Pas Pas, Cooky Chua, Kat Agarrado, Jensen Gomez, Tarsius, Zsaris, and more.
June 22: Greenbelt Main Stage, Makati
On the second day of Fête de la Musique, the Main Stage will be located in Greenbelt, while 52 pocket stages around the city will simultaneously serve various music genres to fans.
June 28: Intramuros, Manila
An all-female French-Filipino Medley led by Radha Cuadrado of Kulay, with Vanessa Monot, Fatima Palma-Loo, and more, will take to the stage.
June 29: La Fuerza Plaza 1, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati (Main Stage)
Fête de la Musique will end the festival with a closing party in Makati. There will also be main stages in Baguio, Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna, Palawan, and Pampanga.