Fete de la musique is one of the greatest music events in France, a tradition celebrated every year on the 21st of June. Over the years, it has expanded over hundreds of cities all over the world and finally has been happening Beijing since 2012! Our event promotes dozens of concerts you can attend for free on Sunday 21st of June. All day long, all over Beijing and especially in the Gulou area, you can go from venue to venue to listen to a variety of music styles. Follow our Wechat (fdlm_621), and Facebook accounts to find out about our recommended routes, like the family-friendly itinerary or the road to rock! You can also download our app to carry a map of participating venues in your pocket, with a description of the bands and concert times.
The following are the three main venues for our event.
77 Theatre: The French scene (from 4pm to 7:30pm)
Join us for an afternoon of French culture in the great courtyard of 77 Theatre. Discover the beauty of classical French music with the International Festival Chorus and Orchestra, and a different kind of choir with awesome Bukatribe, a band flying from France to give you a taste of beatboxing at his best with their electro/hip-hop style. To conclude the afternoon, Zhang San mixes French and Chinese music as his band rocks us with the classical Chinese instrument zhongruan.
DDC: The Hip-Hop scene (from 8pm to midnight)
Meet some of the top hip-hop crews in Beijing, as Nasty Ray, J-Fever and A- Mac mix it up. Those of you who have missed Bukatribe in the afternoon will be able to see them again, as they put on another show for all you hip-hop fans.
Mao Livehouse: the Rock scene (from 8pm to midnight)
Our team handpicked some of the most promising rock bands coming out of Beijing since 2014, so come over to Mao to check out the fun-loving Maoxuewang, be ready to jump all over the place with the British duo Luv Plastik, who will be introducing a rock band coming all the way from France: 1984. These guys will take you to another world with their soulful melodies, and last band of the night Zhang San + Band will take you back to Beijing to conclude a perfect night at Mao Livehouse!