Fete de la Musique 2022 Line-up

Discover the free musical program in Sydney and Canberra on June 21st 2022

Written by Sacreblue!

15 Jun 2022

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the

Fête de la Musique

in Australia

Make Music Day


To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique, the French Embassy in Australia partnered with the General Consulate of France, Creative NSW, Phoenix Central Park, the MCA,
the Powerhouse Museum, the Mosman Art Gallery, Avenue on Sussex, Four Frogs Créperie, and Ondine offer a free musical program in Sydney and Canberra on June 21st 2022. 

This unique event will present 14 musical ensembles of all levels, amateur and professional, of all genres, ranging from lyrical singers and Arabic choirs to batucada and ukulele players, and in 8 different types of venues, from museums and art galleries, to corporate buildings and restaurants. 

The philosophy of this French tradition is to support young and emerging local talents by giving them the opportunity to perform in high-quality venues open to the general public. Australia will get the ball rolling by being the first of 120 countries to start celebrating this worldwide event. 

Program of The French Embassy in Australia – 21st of June

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM – Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo NSW

  • Lili Alaska – Indie/Pop/Rock
  • Nathan Kula – Indie/Pop/Rock

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM – General Consulate of France – 31 Market St, Sydney NSW

  • John L’Estrange – Lyric Tenor
  • D Verse – Soul/Jazz/Latino

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George St, The Rocks NSW

  • John L’Estrange – Tenor
  • Ghada Daher-Elmowy – Arabic Soprano

3:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Avenue on Sussex – Shop 1A/201 Sussex St, Sydney NSW

Three bands from Rose Bay Secondary College

  • Lion – Rock
  • Mess – Rock
  • Lili Alaska – Indie/Pop/Rock Rose Bay School

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM – General Consulate of France – 31 Market St, Sydney NSW

  • Jérémy Cangemi – French chanson
  • Debie Mayson – Folk/Pop
  • Olive Diaz – Jazz

7:30 PM – 7:50 PM – Four Frogs Crêperie Circular Quay – 1 Macquarie Pl, Sydney NSW

6:30 PM – 7:15 PM  – Phoenix Central Park – 37-49 O’Connor St, Chippendale NSW 2008

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Ondine – 7 Duff Pl, Deakin ACT

7:30 PM – 8:10 PM – Mosman Art Gallery – 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman NSW

8:15 PM – 9:00 PM – Phoenix Central Park – 37-49 O’Connor St, Chippendale NSW

For those eager to start early, the Sydney Music Fest will celebrate the Fête de la Musique on June 19th at St Paul’s Catholic College in Manly

The national program can be found on Creative NSW’s Make Music Day Website. 


About The Fête de la Musique

In 1982, Jack Lang, French Minister for Culture at the time, dreamed of a national day where FREE music would be everywhere, all around the city: street corners, parks, rooftops, gardens, and storefronts. Amazingly enough, this dream came true and this year marks its 40th anniversary! 

The Fête has turned into a true national holiday. On the 21st of June, Paris shuts down during the summer solstice and musicians take over. In France, almost 5 million people have played an instrument or sung in public for the Fête de la Musique, and 120 countries around the world have now joined in to celebrate music in all its forms, encouraging both amateur and professional musicians to band together and celebrate music in their community.


The French Embassy in Australia is proud to work with organisations whose contribution was key to the organisation of this event:

Make Music Day is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.



For more information:


Rim Bohle

Head of Press and Communication

French Embassy in Australia

To interview the artists: 


Aliénor de Thoisy

Project Manager

French Embassy in Australia


For more information about the national Make Music Day program: 


Carly Pickard

Manager, Strategic Projects & Engagement

Creative NSW

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