Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique

June 21, 2023

Berliners celebrate the beginning of summer with an open-air music festival, the Fête de la Musique. Every year on the 21st of June, musicians and bands play live music in the streets of Berlin for free.

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  • Fête de la Musique© dpa
Bonjour au Soleil - a greeting to the sun! Every year at the beginning of summer, Berlin celebrates the Fête de la Musique. The citywide open-air music festival is a French tradition and has been celebrated annually in Berlin since 1995. Amateurs and professionals of all musical styles and genres show off their skills in public for free.

Fête de la Musique in All Twelve Districts

Thanks to a special permit for street musicians, acoustic music can be played on public streets, squares and green spaces throughout Berlin from 4 PM to 10 PM on June 21, provided it does not disturb facilities worthy of protection, such as hospitals, schools or memorials. Musicians are expected to play at more than 80 locations all over Berlin.

History of the Fête de la Musique

The Fête de la Musique was founded by Jack Lang, the then French Minister of Culture in Paris in 1982. In the beginning the festival was a humble burst of musical idealism. Within three decades it became a global success and attracts players and listeners all over the world today.
Fête de la musique
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Fête de la Musique: Highlights

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At a Glance

Event
Fête de la Musique 2023
Date
June 21, 2023
Location
numerous locations in Berlin
Admission Fee
free

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Source: BerlinOnline/Fête Company

| Last edited: 6. July 2022