Fête de la Musique 2020: Call for applications

In 2019, the Fête de la Musique brought together more than 12,000 people in Newtown: youngsters, families, students all gathered to celebrate “free music for all!”, with a series of concerts performed by Msaki (RSA) DJ Monique (France), Les Fantastiques (Congo), Deltino Guerreiro (Mozambique), Dark Blue Orchestra (France), Darkie Fiction (RSA), Grace-Attalie (Congo) and so many more.

The 9th edition of this free popular family-friendly event will take place on Saturday June 6th in Newtown.

Open to musicians from all music genres, the aim of the Fête de la Musique is to celebrate live music, to host international artists alongside local musicians by providing a platform for upcoming talents, and to bring free music for all in a safe and inclusive environment.

Brought to you by the Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa in partnership with Bassline Live and with the support of TOTAL, Newtown Junction, Trace TV and the Market Theatre.


With thousands of visitors on only one day, every year, the Fête de la Musique is a real platform for both renowned and upcoming talents, and it is back in 2020. And this year, we go green !

Samthing Soweto, Vaudou Game, Nakhane, Blk Jks, Urban Village, BCUC, Baenz Oester and the Rainmakers, Bombshelter beast, Msaki…many local and international artists have taken part in the event and contributed to its success.

Once again, we are calling on musicians, DJ and bands from all music genres, amateur and professional, to perform and join in the spirit of Fête de la Musique in Newtown on Saturday 6th June 2020.

How to apply?

Send in your application pack, including application forms and requested material (bio, photos, technical rider, sound clips, videos and press kit) to fetedelamusiquejoburg@gmail.com

> FDLM 2020 – Application form

All artist selected will be paid the same standard fee of R5000.

Only the first 100 applications will be considered for this second wave – so don’t waste time!

Deadline: Friday 10 April 2020 at 12:00.