The French go music crazy

The French celebrate the longest day of the year – June 21st – with a night of music-making across the country.


Music Day – or the Fete de la Musique – is a great way to mark the start of summer and a hugely popular country-wide event with concerts and performances of every kind and size. From solo songs on street-corners, to impromptu jamming sessions in bars and cafes, to big events in theatres – the whole country unites to celebrate music together on this day. Whether reggae is your bag, classical or jazz, there’s something for suit everyone and it’s all free. It’s been going since 1976 – and officially recognised by the government since 1982. So go on, grab your guitar and get on down to the nearest village square…