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Fantastic music at the world’s largest free music event


If you love music and free festivals, this is the free music festival is for you! Fête de la Musique – also known as World Music Day – is an annual celebration of music that started in Paris in 1982. Now, Fête de la Musique is celebrated in hundreds of cities across more than 120 countries around the world.

Organised by Alliance Française and held at Publika’s The Square, the Malaysian edition combines great music with delicious French food at the French market. Each year presents a fantastic line-up of local and international musicians, and this year is no exception. Here’s who to look out for in this year’s line-up.

This year, world-renowned French electronic DJ Télépopmusik will be headlining the festival. They will be accompanied by other French musicians like This Way Down and Octave Mécanique.

Closer to home, a line-up of local bands and musicians are set to take the stage and keep the live music and party going all day long. Don’t miss the all-male funk jazz act that has brought the big band format back with plenty of gusto. This big band with a big sound is known for their lively energetic sets that have brought many a people dancing to their feet with a crowd-pleasing mix of funk and jazz. When they’re on stage, expect plenty of good vibes and great energy.

Other acts to look out for include, among many others, alternative folk rock quartet Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men, who draw influence from the folk and acid rock stylings of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Watch out for their colourful melodies and driving rhythms and guitar riffs. Sabahan singer-songwriter Beverly Matujal will bring a relaxing air of folk pop to the stage with easy listening songs and a clear voice; Insomniacks and their music which range from acoustic covers and punk rock is sure to draw the crowds; and Kaya the band will rock out with infectious rock and roll and reggae vibes.

For more information and for the full line-up, head to the event page.