Countdown begins for the 2017 Fête de la Musique!

The Fête de la Musique is in two months now and the team, comprised of Bassline, French Institute of South Africa and the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, are working closely together to make this edition even more exciting!

Musicians are still welcome to send their applications to be part of it, with only a few days left to send material!

In the coming weeks, the team will unveil the Fete’s musical line-up, then on Saturday 17 June, Newtown will come alive again as we bring #freemusicforall.
For the 3rd consecutive year, Total South Africa will support this event. Concerned about disadvantaged communities, the multinational company is proud to take part of this free festival that gathers different people in one single place. And a major contributor of the South African cultural life, the Market Theatre Foundation, will join the event as well. It is an honour for The Fête la Musique team to work with this historic theatre institution in Newtown and Johannesburg.

Both DGB (home to iconic brands such as Boschendal and Bacardi) and South African Breweries will also formally participate in the Fete this year. After their success at last year’s event, both The Potato Shed and Work Shop NewTown will play an increased role in 2017.
This year there’s an additional French touch provided by Patachou and Pâtisserie de Paris pastry shops, and so much more. With surprises still to come and we invite people to follow us on Facebook (@fetedelamusiquejhb), Twitter (@JoburgFDLM) and on our website to get updates!

With thousands of visitors in only one day, every year, the Fête de la Musique is a real platform for both renowned and upcoming talents, and it is back in 2017!
Vaudou Game, Blk Jks, Urban Village, The Muffinz, Baenz Oester and the Rainmakers, BCUC, Tumi… many local and international artists have taken part in the event and contributed to its success.
Once again, we are calling on musicians and bands from all music genres, amateur and professional, to perform and join in the spirit of Fête de la Musique in Newtown on Saturday 17th June 2017.

How to apply?

Send in your application pack, including application forms and requested material (bio, photos, technical rider, sound clips, videos and press kit) to

Application forms can be downloaded on
Deadline: Friday April 28th 2017.

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