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Music Festival 2024: what events in France ?

Like every year, the Music Festival is this June 21!

The essentials

  • Difficult à believe with this weather, but the Music Festival is Friday!
  • Like every year, it is June 21 that is celebrated. this ultra-popular event, which invites amateur and professional musicians to perform. perform for free in the streets, squares and parks.
  • Initiated in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture, under the leadership of Jack Lang, this festival coincides with the solstice of ;ésummeré, the longest day of the year.
  • La Fête de la musique aims à promote music in all its forms and à make musical culture accessible &agrav; all. Concerts are organized in large cities like Paris, Lyon, and Marseille, but also in smaller towns.

What weather for the Fête de la Musique ?

In this month of June, which is mixed in terms of weather, the Fête de la Musique, on Saturday June 21, is also expected to be disrupted by bad weather. According to the forecasts from Météo France, rain is forecast for a large majority of the country, with the exception of the far south and Corsica. On the temperatures, do not count more than 17 degrees in the north and 25 in the south.

France 2 postpones the date of the Fête de la Musique

Due to the France-Netherlands match à Euro football, France 2 announces that the big evening of the Music Festival, recorded on Friday, will be broadcast only on Saturday June 22. Expected, among others, are Slimane, Lara Fabian, Patrick Bruel, MC Solaar, Matt Pokora, Amir, Patrick Fiori, Vitaa, Santa, Mentissa, Hugues Auffray, Axelle Red, Roch Voisine, or Jeremy Frérot.

The Music Festival is Friday!

If the weather and current events almost made us forget it, the 2024 edition of the Music Festival is Friday! In this live you will find suggestions for events at the same time. across France to celebrate this first day of summer with dignity.

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Why this date for the Music Festival ?

Since its creation in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture, the Fête de la Musique has been set on a unique and symbolic date: June 21, the day of the summer solstice, but also the longest day of the year. Normally, we should be able to count on a sunny day…

The History of the Fête de la Musique

It is 1981, Jack Lang, then Minister of Culture, appoints Maurice Fleuret to the position of Director of Music and Dance. Together, they look into the creation of a huge cultural event that would showcase music and creation on a national scale. honor.

“An event was needed that would allow us to measure the place music occupied in individual and collective life. A spectacular movement of awareness, a spontaneous surge to alert public opinion and perhaps also… the political class. This is why the Ministry of Culture had the idea of ​​organizing a Music Festival in 1982. A non-directive festival, which brings together all French people for whom music matters,” said Maurice Fleuret in Tél&eacuterama, in 1983.

The very first Music Festival was launched on June 21, 1982, the symbolic day of the summer solstice, the longest of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116