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Get Your Joburg Music Fix at Fête de la Musique, June 2018

By May 17, 2018 May 18th, 2018 No Comments

Music lovers (aren’t we all?) know all too well how expensive festival and concert tickets can be. Well, now’s your chance to save those precious bucks and get your music fix for free at the Fête de la Musique!


The free, yes, FREE, one-day music event will be taking place on the 9th of June 2018 between 11 am and 6 pm in the Newtown Cultural Precinct.

Here, you can expect to enjoy the talents and sounds of some of Europe and South Africa’s best musicians, across a broad array of genres including jazz, soul, indie, folk, funk, pop and rock. The festival will take place on 4 different open-air stages across the Newtown Cultural Precinct.


The line-up of music acts has recently been announced and will include the sounds of Dope Saint Jude (a female, South African hip-hop artist), Easy Freak (a fusion duo from Durban), G-SAND (a South African band focused on jazz, rock ‘n roll, indie & Zulu folk), Jess and Crabbe (a dance music group from Paris) and Robin Thirdfloor (aka Simphiwe Nyawose, another young hip hop artist from SA), to name a few.

The full set-list can be viewed here.

The Event’s History

If this is the first time that you’re actually hearing about the free music festival, sorry for you! It has been around since 2010, believe it or not. The very first Fête de la Musique was inaugurated in 2010 in Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth, and the second one was held the following year at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. 2017 was its most successful run yet.

Over 30 000 music lovers flocked to Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, East London and other cities to celebrate. Every year, Fête de la Musique becomes more and more popular amongst music fans from all backgrounds, from students to houseparents – and for good reason. It brings music to the masses for FREE.

Keen to attend? Be sure to take plenty of photos and share them with us on our Facebook page!

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