Music Day

The Music Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary

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This year's Music Festival celebrates its 40th anniversarye birthday. A symbolic date for this event which has become a real institution in France and throughout the world.

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After two editions very disturbed by the health crisis, the Fête de la musique will take place everywhere in France on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Concerts can be held throughout the day and overnight, subject to the rules set by the municipalities. You can consult the organization of your concert on the dedicated site.

The Fête de la Musique was created on June 21, 1982, the day of the summer solstice, at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture who wanted to make it

a festive, popular and spontaneous event, aimed at all audiences and aimed at highlighting and promoting amateur practices

. For 40 years, rural municipalities as well as small, medium and large cities have been committed to the success of this event.

Free concerts, support from SACEM, support from local authorities, mobilization of numerous networks (amateur federations, local associations, music stages, music and conservation schools, musical establishments, museums, concert halls, cafes, public or private companies) contribute to the dynamism of the event and its success.

Adapting to the cultural and musical specificities of each country, the event has gained much momentum abroad, it is carried by large metropolises like New York, Berlin or Mexico City. More than 120 countries and 1,000 cities around the world celebrate music on June 21.

Discover here the 2022 edition program in France and abroad.

To participate in the event and be included in the official program and agenda, you can register on the dedicated site.

This anniversary date is also the occasion of a symposium on the subject

40 Years of Music Festivals

 ! In this context, a study day at the Opéra Comique is organized on Thursday, June 16, which will end with music.

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