Fête de la Musique

Follow our guide to the city's best music concerts on June 21



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Free gigs, encompassing all music genres, take place across the country and around the world as part of this festival on the summer solstice. In Paris Fête de la Musique is particularly fun, with concerts taking place in theatres, bars, on street corners, in parks and even on balconies. In the past some musicians have even been known to serenade folks while teetering on the edge of their apartment windows. Join the throngs and let serendipity lead you to a show. You'll also find a complete list of official concerts on the Fête de la Musique website.

Free gigs

Scène Ricard S.A Live Music & Le Fair

From 7pm:
- Pendentif
- Rocky
- Odezenne
- Griefjoy

  1. Place Denfert-Rochereau, 14th

Jef Barbara

Jef Barbara will be playing a gig at the Galerie des Galeries from 6pm to 7pm. Entry is free, but you need to book your place here.

  1. Galerie des Galeries, First floor of the Lafayette Coupole, 40 Boulevard Haussmann, 9th

Merguez et rock au Shakirail

From 8pm (barbecue and refreshments included):

- Suzanne Combo
- Portron Portron Lopez
- Benzo Diable Dèpines

  1. Le Shakirail, 72 Rue Riquet, 18th

The Pianoteller by Action Contre La Faim

The collective Action Contre La Faim will be placing pianos around the city for the public to play; screens behind the pianos will show graphic displays that reflect the notes played. Here's where to find them:

- 2-8pm: Esplanade du Trocadéro
- 4pm-Midnight: Berges de Seine (Pont Alexandre III)
- 4pm-Midnight: La Villette (Prairie du Triangle)
- 3-10.30pm: Jardin des Tuileries (central path)

  1. Trocadéro + Jardin des Tuileries + Pont Alexandre III + La Villette

The courtyard of the Centre Culturel Irlandais

From 5pm to 10.30pm:

- Moxie
- Gavin James
- Yurodny Ensemble

  1. Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 Rue des Irlandais, 5th

Red Bull Studios Paris 1st Anniversary

Red Bull Studios Paris will be celebrating its first birthday at Wanderlust from 5pm on the 21st.


- 5pm: Mia vs Sven Hansen Love
- 6pm: Inigo Montoya vs De La Montagne

- 7pm: David Shaw And The Beat (live)
7.50pm: Charles Berberian vs Joseph Ghosn

- 8.50pm: Machi (live)

- 10pm: Yan Wagner vs La Mverte

- 11.30pm: Poni Hoax (live)

- 12.30-3am: Bijou Premier vs Patrick Thévenin


- Midnight: Superpoze (DJ set)
1am: Clara 3000 vs Pilooski 

- 2.30am: Boston Bun vs Piu Piu
- 4-5.30am: Jean Nipon vs Manaré

Festival 36h at Saint-Eustache

On June 20 and 21, around 20 acts will come together at the Eglise de Saint-Eustache for the 9th edition of the Festival 36h. It doesn't quite last for 36 hours, but the festival promises a marathon Friday night (7pm-5am) followed by a crammed Saturday afternoon (2-10pm) programme. And it doesn't cost a centime.


- 7pm: Natas Loves You                
- 8pm: Saint Michel                       
- 9.30pm: We Are Match                
- 10.30pm: Hugh Coltman
- 11.30pm: Orval Carlos Sibelius
- 1am: Bachar Mar-Khalifé
- 2am: Pilooski
- 3.30am: Bloom


Line-up TBA

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