published Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Book your stay at French Touch Hotels , Hotel Montfleuri for the weekend of 21st June 2015 to be part of Fete de la Musique. Music day, as it is commonly known, attracts music lovers from all over the world and this unique music festival has become a much copied but never surpassed annual event.
All over Paris and Ile de France musicians will take to the streets, the parks, the metro stations and a host of unique venues for Music Day on 21st June. Whether you adore opera and the classics, or whether rock and pop are more to your taste, you're certain to discover new and established artists who appeal to you at this friendly festival.
A neighbourhood event that covers the city
Almost every neighbourhood in the capital takes part in Fete de la Musique, each hosting its own range of impromptu shows and programmed events. Music Day was founded by the Ministry of Culture in 1982 and it is one of France's most successful exports. The event now takes place in over 100 countries on 5 continents, but nothing compares to the original and best music festival in Paris.
See bands and musicians in clubs, cafes, venues and restaurants, or in unusual locations such as the banks of the River Seine, parks and gardens, in the metro or the streets. The festival attracts top international stars as well as new acts, and there is music to appeal to every taste.
Each year the festival raises the bar when it comes to sheer variety and originality, and 2015 promises to be as fabulous as ever. Previous Fete de la Musique days have featured top names like Mary Has a Gun, Shafty and the Brothers, Tahin, Teleferik and Stereotypical Working Class, along with newcomers and gifted amateurs.
Find shows that appeal to you
Music day is a fun and friendly event whether you'd like to catch a specific band or whether you're happy to just wander where the music takes you. A programme of shows is posted approximately one month beforehand, allowing those who like to plan ahead to arrange their itinerary for the day.
Music of every genre is featured including rock, pop, jazz, classical, electronic, world music and indie, and certain areas or venues have become associated with a particular type. Rock fans gather in Place de la Republique for some of the biggest and best shows in town. Classical enthusiasts can enjoy a day of concertos and symphonies in the glittering setting of the Palais Royal, while indie fans head for Denfer-Rochereau to dance and have fun.
Whether you plan to visit Fete de la Musique as a spectator or whether you're taking part as a musician, the refined and stylish ambience of Hotel Cristal Champs Elysees will perfectly enhance your music festival break.
Consult the event program
Music Day 2014 copyright holder : Dennis Jarvis on flickr.com
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