The Fête de la Musique celebrates music throughout Paris on 21 June 2018 for its 37th edition! All day and all night, music lovers can enjoy an exceptional and eclectic programme of events featuring well-known artists and young talents who perform in all parts of the French capital. Streets, museums, gardens, restaurants, bars, churches … become temporary concert spaces and offer the public a wide selection of music. This is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year in Paris.
A snapshot of not-to-be-missed concerts for this 2017 edition:
Saint Eustache 36-hour festival
1st arr. - 20 June (3:00pm – 3:00am) – 21 June (9:30am – 10:00pm)
The Saint Eustache 36-hour festival returns for a 13th edition with pop, rock and electronic artists, who interpret liturgical works … their way! Free concerts in a cathedral setting, from morning to evening.
With notably: Chapelier Fou, Yan Wagner, Mathieu Boogaerts, Blow, This Is The Kit …
Oriental evening at the Institut du Monde Arabe
5th arr. – 21 June (from 5:30pm)
For this year’s Fête de la Musique, the IMA is offering a special programme from late afternoon until late evening: concerts, orchestral performances, DJ sets, Kabyle drumming, popular songs, dance battles, etc. Don’t miss it!
With: Orchestre Demos, Dj Nadbil, I2S, Qaïss, Al-Mawsili, Les Tambours de Kabylie, François Gautret, Dj Marrrtin, Fouzi Raïlover ...
Fête de la Musique at the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix
6th arr. – 21 June (5:30pm-10:30pm)
Classical music is coming to the Musée National Eugène-Delacroix! Under the direction of Dominique Daigremont, the Goûts Reunis choir from the Nanterre Conservatoire is performing Haydn’s Die Schöpfung (Creation), as Delacroix greatly admired the composer.
A musical evening at the Olympia
9e arr. – 21 juin (de 20h-1h)
The legendary Parisian concert hall has a great line-up this year! On the programme for the Fête de la Musique 2018: Ben Harper, Eddy De Pretto, Camille, and Jain will all be taking to the stage during the evening.
Avec : Camille, Ben Harper, Angèle, Parcels, Eddy de Pretto, Jain, Arnaud Rebotini ...
Outdoor Concert at the Centre Culturel Irlandais
5th arr. – 21 June (6:00pm – 10:00pm)
The Irish Cultural Centre in Paris has a line-up of 3 bands and exceptional artists for a special night in the open air. Performances of funk, rap and traditional Irish in the courtyard offer a glimpse of the richness of Ireland’s rich musical heritage.
With : Katie Laffan, Cúig et Rusangano Family.
Celebrate summer in music at Bercy Village
12th arr. - 21 June (7pm – 10pm)
Every Thursday this summer, Bercy Village is putting on after-work events on the terrace! The season gets underway on 21 June with three groups for you to dance to the sound of pop music in the former wineries.
Open-air concerts in front of the Fnac (in the event of bad weather, they will take place in Passage Saint-Vivant).
On the programme: La Héro (French pop), FORM (electro pop) and Fang the Great (UK pop).
Mini classical concerts at the Petit Palais
8th arr. – 21 June (2:30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm)
Listen to compositions by Jean-Baptiste Lully, François Couperin, and Johann Sebastian Bach on 21 June! To celebrate the Fête de la Musique, the Petit Palais is putting on a series of four concerts in its auditorium by artists from the Young Talents association. A spirited programme for you to (re)discover some of the greatest classical tunes.
On the programme: Valentin Tournet (Viola da Gamba), Le Palais des songes (Cécile Madelin - soprano, Nicolas Rosenfeld – flutes and conducting, Julie Petit – Viola da Gamba, Jeanne Jourquin - harpsichord), Camile Ravot (harpsichord), Éléonore Pancrazi (mezzo-soprano), Clément Debieuvre (haute-contre), Jeanne Jourquin (harpsichord).
Soirée Open Air XXL at Parc de la Villette
19th arr. - 21 June (from 6pm)
Feel like dancing? Come to Parc de la Villette! The biggest green space in north-east Paris is hosting, for the first time, an open-air evening on the lawns for you to dance the night away under the Parisian sky. Punk rock, tropical house, and psychedelic music promise a unique atmosphere!
With Clément Bazin (from the DBCF collective) and MNNQNS.
Concert-promenade at the Musée Zadkine
6th arr. – 21 June (6pm – 9pm)
This 21 June, visitors to the Musée Zadkine are invited to discover the collections, the garden workshop, and the garden itself, accompanied by some of the greatest classical and contemporary tunes, from Marin Marais to Amy Winehouse. An unusual and unique evening!
Jazz festival at Duc des Lombards
1st arr. - 21 June (7:30pm - 00:30am)
The famous jazz bar is putting on a two-part show for the Fête de la Musique. In the first part, space is given to Florian Pellisier’s acoustic quintet and its Beninois- and Tongolese-inspired tunes. Then, in the second part, the pianist is joining with Cotonete for a set inspired by the 1970s, with brass instruments, an electric piano, and wah-wah guitars.
With : Florian Pellissier, Franck Chatona et Cotonete.
See the full programme on the website of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.