Wherever you call it Live, European, World, National or even Make Music Day… it’s all about Music!
And thus in Europe were for almost 20 years, partners of the I.N.P.O. European Association of the Music Day Organisers (AISBL Association Européenne des Organisateurs de la Fête de la Musique) are collaborating, they all have one goal: Unity through Diversity!
In other words, with music, via lie events produced simultaneously all across the continent, the organizers aim to change the rhythms of the everyday life of millions of Europeans, in more than 150 cities of Europe.
The members also works in collaboration with many other institutions to produce artistic exchange between national and European cities of the network, while they organize and produces multiple conferences, open days and workshops of International scale, aiming to support the Live Music Making and to enhance the Music Sector in general.
Created in 1981, the Music Council is an association that aims to make known, share and promote the liveliness of the world of music in Wallonia and Brussels. The activities of the Music Council are relevant to professional musicians as well as to amateurs or music lovers and cover all musical genres. Since 1985, it organizes events and concerts all around the region Wallonie – Bruxelles and events including have taken an international dimension.
Since 2009, the Municipality of Split with the support of CroatianMusiciansUnion Split (HGU Split) organizes a great series of concerts and events for the Music Day. With the support of the City of Split, Split Tourist Board and the County of Split-Dalmatia, HGU as a professional association of Croatian musicians prepare every year a program which emphasizes the importance of music in everyday life.
Since 2009 the music day events are celebrated in Brno in many locations and with a multitude of music events. Since 2012, Prague has also join and make it first events again, after many years. All organizers are making an effort of connection and the Czech network is growing year after year.
Since 1995 Berlin also welcomes the summer with music. As a traditional scene the open air stages play a mean role. Every year cafés, clubs, companies, schools, public offices and private individuals offer and prepare stages for the musicians. 70-80 stages showcase nearly 500 music groups with all musician styles.
First events where held in Athens on the 21st of June 1999. Since then, European Music Day has become a national event that takes place simultaneously in 30 cities per year (average), presenting over 2.100 artists and bands in 230 events locations throughout Greece. Organization combines the production and coordination of a series of events that vary in size and in character (street music festivals, show cases, recitals or big concerts), artistic exchange between national and European cities of the network, while multiple conferences, open days and Training / seminars are also organized. European Music Day Network events are by far the most important Music events of Greece, open to everyone and as always, entrance free.
The Association is organizing the “Festa Europea della Musica” since 1995. The events are promoted by the Cultural Office of the Rome City Council, and they have obtained the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry for Arts and Cultural Affairs while they were awarded the medal of the Italian President of the Republic. Concerts are held in squares as well as in heritage sites and various institutions of the city of Rome. From very well known places like Piazza del Campidoglio and Piazza del Popolo, to courtyards, from historical buildings to churches and museums, from archeological sites to streets in the suburbs.
Love:Live Music – Ireland’s name for Music Day on the 21st of June. Whether you’re into rock and pop, choral music, rhythm and blues, freestyle jazz or operatic arias, then this is for you! All of the events taking place around the country during the day and night are FREE and open to everyone. Love:Live Music gives performers the opportunity to shine a spotlight on ‘new Irish music’ by showcasing contemporary styles, especially when collaborating with other musicians from different cultures and disciplines. The diversity of the performances illustrates the breadth of creativityacross all corners of the country – not just by professional musicians, but by keen amateurs as well.
European Music Day (A Zene Ünnepe) happens every year in Budapest since 1995. Despite the many changes within the organizers of the Music Day events, Music still brings the same message. Since 2009 with its new national coordination, efforts have shown first strong results and the events are expanding year after year. In 2011 and 2012 the event was held in over 80 venues and promoted about 200 artists. Today European Music Day events are taking place in many other cities.
Since 1994, Lausanne has been part of the pioneering Swiss cities committed to the original spirit of the Fête de la Musique, i.e. respect of the date (June 21), voluntary participation of all musicians, free entry to all concerts. Nearly 2.000 artists of all musical styles perform each year on the 40 various stages (clubs, cafés, museums, churches, hospitals, concert halls and open air stages). In Lausanne, the Fête de la Musique has become a very popular musical events, with an audience of more than 40.000 people in 2012.
United Kingdom :
England- London: http://www.exhibitionroad.com
Exhibition Road Cultural Group.Home to a flourishing cultural and educational community, Exhibition Road is a vibrant centre, with a rich history of encouraging innovation and creativity. A unique combination of open spaces and award-winning architecture, it is an inspirational meeting point for the arts and sciences that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. The Music Day is organized since 2007 and many exchanges have already take place.
Scotland: With the support of www.sheridanmusic.com, http://www.feisrois.org and http://www.livemusicnow.org.uk
One of the most famous countries worldwide for its traditional music melodies, but also for hosting a UNESCO City Music (Glasgow). Scotland is getting ready to organise events nationwide for that very special day and 2013 will have first production tests, with primary schools, choral communities and street events celebrating Music Day event .