Fête de la Musique
Date: June 21, 2013
Location: Port-Vila – Efate Island & Luganville – Espiritu Santo
It was American musician Joel Cohen who first conceptualised an all-night musical celebration to mark the summer solstice. This idea was then adapted by French Music and Dance director Maurice Fleuret under the directive of then French Minister of Culture Jack Lang. Through their concerted efforts, they were able to successfully produce the first World Music Day on June 21, 1982 in Paris.
Since then, the festival has spread to over 40 countries including Vanuatu. The festival aims to promote music by inviting amateur and professional musicians alike to showcase their talents to a wide audience. In the spirit of promoting music, festival rules dictate that all Fête de la Musique concerts must be held for free, and that all artists must perform for free.
This yearly event brings in an average audience of 15,000 made up of locals and foreigners alike. It featured international and foreign acts like Doepong, Lele, Daddy Cool, Andy Chapman Duo, and various local string bands.
So if you’re after an event that provides good food, good drinks, good music, and good vibes all around, there is no better way to kick off the summer season than at Fête de la Musique in beautiful Vanuatu.
Organise your own Vanuatu Fête de la Musique experience. Book your next Vanuatu holiday through Air Vanuatu today.