Free music to all is the motto of Fête de la Musique, aka International Music Day. Join in charming Saffron Walden next Sunday the 21st of June.
On the date, amateurs and professionals will perform in pubs, cafes, on street corners and various indoor venues. Whether you love rock, country, jazz or choral, you will easily find something to float your boat.
Saffron Walden Arts Trust have done a great job of organising the event in the market town, with 72 bands and individual musicians scheduled to perform in a total of 11 venues in the town centre, Town Hall, Minet Skate Park and The Croft, Jubilee Gardens.
For more information about Saffron Walden Fête de la Musique and the complete performance list, please click here.
“Music everywhere and the concert nowhere”: the original idea belongs to the American musician Joel Cohen and was eventually launched by the French ministry of culture in 1981, who made a national celebration of it. Fête de la Musique is a unique experience where musicians from any background and ability level will just go out in the streets and play. Pure sound and pure enjoyment for the community, which happily gathers in the streets and lives the event.
Over the years, the event has expanded beyond the French borders and reached more than 700 cities in 108 countries, including Italy, Greece, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Peru, Ecuador, Canada, the United States and Japan.
For more information about the Music Day in the UK, please click here.