After a special edition in 2021, barely out of certain health restrictions, the Fête de la Musique returns this year in its usual format. For the occasion, the Côte d’Azur has put on its 31 (or rather its 21) with concerts in every street corner of the cities and original events. 20 minutes offers you five ways to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this cultural festival, from the east to the west of the Alpes-Maritimes.
About fifteen events in Nice including the return of the Dolly party
In Nice, about fifteen events have been listed by the city to celebrate these 40 years of Fête de la Musique, from the hills of Nice, to the historic center via the north of the city. Among the festivities to note, the return of the Dolly Party on June 21, organized by the LGBTQIA + Côte d’Azur center. From 6 p.m. to midnight, DJs such as Nicolas Dermen, Ben Crafte and Lucy Ward and Jisse will make the public at Place du Pin dance. The event, open to all and to all whose entry is free, makes it possible to raise funds to support the actions of the center.
Skip The Use in free concert in Monaco
In the Principality too, the Fête de la Musique is celebrated. Throughout the day, different groups will perform in different neighborhoods to get the Monegasques (and others) in the mood before the concert at the port of Monaco. This year, the town hall brought the Lille rock group Skip The Use to the city’s port with DJ Afroman Radio as the opening act. Admission is free, with doors opening at 7:15 p.m. with the concert starting at 8:30 p.m. It is advisable to arrive at Quai Albert 1er in advance to be well placed.
And why not sing with Elvis in Cannes?
In Cannes, the Cineum offers a preview session to discover the life and musical work of Elvis Presley through the eponymous film Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, notably with actors Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The cinema complex promises a “surprise musical showcase” before the screening of the film which will take place at 9 p.m., in the “Aurore” room in the original version with French subtitles.
The Avener for a musical experience in Biot
In Biot, in the heart of Sophia Antipolis, the DJ from the electro house region The Avener will launch the season of the Mouratoglou Resort, a sports and hotel complex, and its festival, named after the sports coach Patrick Mouratoglou, this Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. You can choose between a “dinner-concert” or the concert alone from different categories, from the rooftop to the terrace or by the pool, with your feet in the sand or on the lawn. This “musical experience” is reserved for “an exceptional clientele” with seats from 80 to 150 euros.
More than 200 musicians in Mouans-Sartoux
In Mouans-Sartoux, between Grasse and Cannes, 13 stages, 34 groups and 200 musicians will be spread throughout the city. There will be something for everyone with rock, variety, musette but also African music to celebrate “this moment of reunion” in a “family and joyful spirit” and thus celebrate the arrival of summer. In addition to the festivities, the city hosts the Pop association and vinyl purchase stands.