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Eclectic musical line up at Fête de la Musique in Melville on Sat 27 July and more

The Melville Residents Association, the Melville Business Community, the Alliance Française of Johannesburg and the French Institute of South Africa are proud to present

“Fête de la Musique 2013”
27 July, Melville, Johannesburg
A free event dedicated to music
www.facebook.com/fetedelamusiquejhb



Programme overview

The "Fête de La Musique" held in Melville in 2012 was celebrated by more than 5,000 people and was one of the first events of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013. Based on last year’s success, and now dubbed Melville Music Day, the event, supported by a range of sponsors, promises to be even bigger and better.

This year, as last year’s edition, the street will be brought to life with over 30 live performances along 7th Street, within restaurants and bars and on various stages.

The event will also feature a wide range of live music, food, drinks and also a touch of French flair. The 2nd annual “Fête de La Musique”, Melville Music Day, welcomes everyone, including families, with the addition this year of a youth zone at Faan Smit Park, an additional food market, pop-up shops and secure designated paid parking areas.

Melville Music Day is free and open to the public. It is a fun and exciting showcase of diverse local music, celebrated in a safe and inclusive atmosphere that brings communities together.

This year's music line-up includes:        
• Tumi        
• Labelle Dj from the Reunion Island        
• Stone Aged Souls        
• The Means        
• Shadow Club        
• Nakhane Toure        
• The Muffinz        
• Planet Lindela        
• Bongeziwe Mabandla and many more...

Visitors will also be able to enjoy unique experiences offered by the sponsors: Converse and their famous truck, Redbull, Renault’s Va-va-voom experience, and Kaya FM who will be doing live crossovers from the event. In addition, meet the Alliance Française’s team in their dedicated space at Melon situated at 9 7th Street.  The zone is an intimate French quarter with French style catering made by our partners "Chocola J" and more.

Important information for Fête de la Musique-goers and Melville residents:        
• 7th Street is pedestrian friendly for the entire day        
• Youth zone closes at 5pm        
• Event starts from 12pm to 8pm        
• Road closure: starts as early as 6am, on the day, roads will be closed in the following perimeter: from 8th street to 5th street and from 1st avenue to 5th avenue.        
• Parking: four officials designated paying parking areas

The “Fête de La Musique” 2013, Melville Music Day, is presented by The Melville Resident Association, The Melville Business Community, The Alliance Francaise of Johannesburg and The French Institute of South Africa with the generous support of Converse, Renault, Redbull, Kaya FM, Dibukids, The University of Johannesburg, Region Réunion, France Volontaire, FEDER and Sight and Sound.

To feel and hear the vibes from last year's Fête de la Musique in Melville, click here!


For more information about “The Fête de la Musique” in Johannesburg, visit www.alliance.org.za and www.facebook.com/fetedelamusiquejhb

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