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Fête de la musique 2020
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Fête de la Musique 2020 – online edition

For its 39th edition, and against the backdrop of the health crisis, the Fête de la Musique (Music Day) is reinventing itself. The French cultural network abroad is committed to bringing this unifying and celebratory event to life by organising digital editions. On 21 June 2020 the public is invited to discover online concerts by French and foreign artists from over 50 countries!

Updated on 22/06/2020

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A major popular event open to all musicians, whether amateur or professional, every year the Fête de la Musique celebrates live music and highlights the diversity of musical practice and expression. Organised for the first time in France in 1982, the Fête de la Musique gradually developed around the world initially with the support and participation of the French cultural network abroad, then that of the European Music Day Association and many global cultural operators. Today, it is an international event: more than 120 countries took part in the 2019 edition.

Online concerts from more than 50 countries

In the context of the Covid-19 epidemic, many countries are subject this year to the constraints of physical distance and limited gatherings, almost everywhere preventing holding face-to-face editions that would bring together artists and public.

A large number of Instituts français and Alliances françaises have nevertheless chosen to participate by organising digital editions of the Fête de la Musique and broadcasting online concerts by French and local artists.

See the programme of all the events on Mélo from 19 June. The platform, on which the concerts will be broadcast on 21 June, offers an interactive world map of events, as well as scheduled performances by French and foreign artists.

The Institut français and the project

The Institut français supports the Fête de la Musique internationally through its partnership with the Mélo platform which offers a round-the-world tour of this virtual edition.


Taking part in this event : the Instituts français in Lebanon, Japan, Jérusalem (Gaza), Argentina, Myanmar, Tunisia, Laos, Vietnam in Hanoï, Romania, Great Britain, Marocco, Congo (Pointe-Noire and Brazzaville), Nigeria, Tchad, Indonesia, Koweit, the Jean Rouch Centre culturel franco-nigérien ; the Alliances françaises in Hong Kong, Córdoba, Singapore, Manila, Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica, Équateur, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haïti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela), Canada (Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Monction), Saint-Lucy, Bahrain, Vanuatu, Bengal, Delhi, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nairobi ; the French general consulate in Hong Kong and Macao, in Miami ; the French embassies in Beijing, Thailand, in Miami ; and in many other countries.

L'institut français, LAB