Wherever you call it Live, European, World, National or even Make Music Day… 21st of June is all about Music!
In Europe, Music Day or Fete de la Musique is also called Zene Unnepe, Giorti tis Mousikis, Festa della Musica, Wianki or Praznik Glasbe and for more than 20 years, European partners of the belgian based I.N.P.O. European Association of the Music Day Organisers (EMDA) / AI.S.B.L. Association Européenne des Organisateurs de la Fête de la Musique are collaborating, with a common goal: support the European Live Music Unity through Diversity!
Since 1995, EMDA members coordinate a vast network of public and private partners in their own territories and furthermore collaborate at European level to promote music diversity, to coproduce events and support artistic exchange between national and European cities of the network.
They participate and/or organize conferences, seminars and workshops to support European Live Music Making and to enhance the Music Sector in general.
In other words, stepping on music, and the thousand live events produced simultaneously in thousands cities across the old continent, EMDA partners are supporting millions of Europeans to widen their music boundaries, and Music, to move Europe!
Created in 1981, the Music Council Wallonie-Bruxelles 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 Fete de la Musique events and concerts all around the region Wallonie – Bruxelles and events including have taken an international dimension.
Since 2009 the music day events are celebrated in Brno in many locations and with a multitude of music events. From 2012 and on, and with the recent support of the Czech Music Office, 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 to boost the Music day in Central Europe region.
À FACETTES is specialized in the conception, the organization and the production of national and international cultural events, the artistic direction and the management of big events, the realization of colloquiums and studies in the artistic, social and cultural field dedicated to the living spectacle , audiovisual, new technologies, cultural industries, urban planning and territorial cultural policies.
Since 1994, in FACETTES is appointed by the French Ministry of Culture of the national and international coordination of the Fête de la Musique.
Germany: The Fete de la Musique Berlin is celebrated in Berlin since 1995 . Organized by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, the events are commissioned to the Musicboard Berlin and the team of the Buero Döring is responsible for curating the event.
Counting around 600 acts in dozens of open spaces, pedestrian streets and parks, Berlin Fete de la Musique has one of the most diverse program of Germany’s network.
Greece: First events where held in Athens on the 21st of June 1999. Launched by MESO events – the founding body of the Hellenic network and the national Coordinating association – Giorti tis Mousikis has become since then a national event that takes place simultaneously in 50 cities and hundreds of districts per year (55 municipalities in 2018), presenting over 3.500 artists and 500 bands, orchestras and ensembles through hundreds of events and locations throughout Greece.
Organization combines the production and coordination of a series of events that vary in size & character (street music festivals, showcases, recitals or big concerts), including artistic exchange between national and European cities of the network, multiple conferences, training workshops and seminars activities. European Music Day‘s Greek Network events are considered as the largest Music events of South Eastern Europe.
Italy: Associazione italiana per la Promozione della Festa della Musica (AIPFM) was born in 1995 with the aim of spreading the Fête de la Musique in Italy, the originally French social and artistic event of the 21st of june, which, since the 2015 edition, is taking on a national dimension in Italy due to the involvement of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Beyond its institutional mission of national coordinator of this Macro Event, AIPFM, along with institutional and social partners, operates in design, realization, promotion and communication of social and artistic projects, including the domain of mental health, at national and international levels.
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 A Zene Ünnepe events are taking place in many other cities.
Organized by the City of Krakow and krakowskie biuro festiwale , the event host leading representatives of various music genres together with local artists. Krakow’s Wianki not only present music in many corners of the city, but also focus on the diversity of artists – reflecting the current state of the Polish music scene.
Slovenia: The Slovenian Music and Information Center SIGIC – has join the Music Day / Fete de la Musique initiative in 2016. Praznik Glasbe started in Ljubljana but since the 2017 and 2018 editions, on the 21st June, the events have spread in many other cities .
In Ljubljana, the celebration take place within the June festival of Ljubljana, and in Maribor, under the auspices of the Lent Festival.
Switzerland – Lausanne
Since 1994, Lausanne has been part of the pioneering Swiss cities committed to the original spirit of the Fête de la Musique Lausanne, 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 average audience of more than 40.000 people.