The 24th Fête de la Musique in Manila
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(Manila, Philippines) After the success of last year’s Fête de la Musique in Manila, Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) and B-Side Productions are preparing for a bigger, better, and grander celebration of music for this year. Last year, they produced more than 30 stages and welcomed over 30,000 Filipino music enthusiasts.
To help music fans in navigating the whole festival with ease, the organizers of Fête de la Musique partnered with Bizooku and developed the Fête PH mobile app. This app gathers all the relevant information that Fête goers would need to know about the yearly free-for-all music festival.
The Fête PH mobile app also outlines the schedules of the performances not only in the main stage but also in the pocket stages. It also comes with a tab with maps, detailed addresses, as well as the contact numbers of all the venues for this year.
Jean-Pierre Dumont, the executive director of Alliance Française de Manille said: “The annual Fête de la Musique has garnered a huge following through the years. As it gets bigger, we would like to give music fans in the Philippines the best festival experience in every way possible. With the help of the mobile app, we are one step closer to that goal by keeping up with the times when everything is searchable online.”
Fête PH is now available for download for all Android and iPhone users.
More Exciting Line-Up
For the festival’s 24th edition, Fête de la Musique will continue its long-standing tradition of producing several main stages. Music fans all over the country will be treated only with best of the best of the local music scene on June 23, 29, and 30.
The most sought-after bands, as well as the up-and-coming artists, will perform in the A-Venue Parking Lot and Greenbelt 3 Park in Makati City on June 23. The performers include Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas, BP Valenzuela, Kjwan, Motherbass, Orange and Lemons, Ourselves The Elves, and a lot more.
Meanwhile, the Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros will be transformed into a concert ground on June 29 as Apartel, Autotelic, Ebe Dancel, Sandwich, Tom’s Story, and many more will be performing.
One of the rising names in the electro-pop scene of Europe, Lady’s Symphony, will also be flying to Manila to join the festival. The group comprises of violinist Nyna Loren, DJ Liz Candy, and percussionist Narjess Saad, Lady’s Symphony presents a fresher, newer approach to House Music that takes the audience to a magical trip full of strong melodies and electronic rhythms.
Lady’s Symphony is ready to rock the house and wow the Filipino music fans on June 29 at Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros.
There will also be main stages in Baguio City with Kat Agarrado and Ang Bandang Shirley as well as in Pagsanjan, Laguna on June 30.
To start with, a pre-Fête main stage will be set in Luneta Park on June 16.
Like in the previous years, the organizers will collaborate with different independent production outfits to create genre-based pocket stages that will suit all tastes in music. More than 35 pocket stages will be scattered across different artistic spaces, bars, restaurants, and cultural hubs in Makati City on June 23.
To find out more about the music acts to perform on the main stages as well as the events in the pocket stages, download the Fête PH mobile app!
More Than Just a Simple Music Festival
First started in France in the 1980s and initiated by the French cultural centers abroad, the annual day of music making through Fête de la Musique has since expanded to more than 800 cities and 120 countries, featuring thousands of events all over the world.
Back in 1981, the Director of Music and Dance at French Ministry of Culture, Maurice Fleuret, applied his reflections to the musical practice and its evolution and said, “the music everywhere and the concert nowhere.”
When the then-French Minister of Culture Jack Lang introduced the event in 1982, the objective is to bring music out into the streets and invite all people who could play a musical instrument or carry a tune to perform. Throughout the years, the festival has expanded into an event that promotes artistic collaboration, camaraderie, and sharing of musical experience and knowledge.
In the country, one of the unique features of Fête de la Musique is the simultaneous concerts in different venues featuring different musical genres. From reggae to hip-hop, pop to classical, jazz to electronic, the magic of Fête de la Musique transcends across all musical taste. It brings together people from different walks of life.
The 24th Edition of Fête de la Musique is presented by Alliance Française de Manille in partnership with B-Side Productions and the Embassy of France to the Philippines. The event is co-presented by San Miguel Corporation.