10 years of music and celebration. 10 years of bringing people together. 10 years since Cebu joined the world in celebrating Fête de la Musique.
After a decade of success, event organizer Alliance française de Cebu (AFC) is back to spread music in the spirit of France’s ideals of liberty, equality, and brotherhood. Along with co-presenters Marco Polo Plaza Hotel and Sugbo Mercado, they continue the showcase of talents.
This year, participants of Fête de la Musique 2017 will display their talents on 3 separate stages with a 2-day prequel event.
- The World Music Day celebration will kick off at Sugbo Mercado (Garden Bloc, IT Park) on June 16 and 17 at 7 p.m., and will feature acts such as Forgetful Bob, Jerika Teodorico, Paola Sandiego and Uly Tenchavez, Foc Fashion, and Loop.
- The city will come alive with the Fête de la Musique 2017 main events on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. with simultaneous stages at La Vie Parisienne and Sugbo Mercado (Garden Bloc, IT Park). Local favorites Indangan will open the show at La Vie Parisienne (Gorordo) and will be joined by August Afternoon, Silingan ni Felicity, and Bethany, among others. Alternatively, Sugbo Mercado audiences can enjoy their food with a side of music from Juanita Romualdez, Aaron Domingo, Ivy Gallur & Mike Fegi, and many more.
- The festivities won’t stop there! On June 24, catch Three Legged Men, Honeydrop, Vincent Eco and other artists at one or all of the following stages: La Vie Parisienne (Gorordo), Sugbo Mercado (Garden Bloc, IT Park) and A Space Cebu (Crossroads Banilad) from 2 p.m. until midnight.
Fête de la Musique began in France on June 21, 1982. It has since spread across the globe with each event holding to the same simple set of principles: each year on or around June 21st, musicians, both amateur and professional, are invited to perform on stages or streets. All musical styles are welcome, all musicians perform for free, and there are no entrance fees for audiences.
The event has, right from the beginning, struck a proper balance between supporting local established artists, and discovering news ones. For ten years, Fête de la Musique Cebu has attracted thousands of concert-goers, and hundreds of bands, ensembles and soloists, which performed on several stages and venues around the city.
Fête de la Musique 2017 is proudly presented by Alliance française de Cebu, Sugbo Mercado, Marco Polo Plaza Hotel and Zion Productions, in cooperation with A Space, and is sponsored by MLhuillier, La Vie Parisienne, Zee Lifestyle, MLhuillier Wine & Food, Cebu Beer Factory, La Maison Rose, World Pizza, Fitness Nation, Zerothreetwo, BaiTV, Cebu Daily News, The Freeman, Sunstar Cebu.