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Applications Now Open for Fête de la Musique 2024!

Mar 19, 2024

The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is excited to announce the launch of the application process for the highly anticipated 2024 edition of Fête de la Musique. Musicians, bands, singers, poets and DJs of all genres are invited to seize the opportunity to be part of this renowned festival.

To be part of this musical celebration, interested musicians are invited to submit their applications by April 15th, 2024 or until we have received 300 entries. The application process involves sending a comprehensive pack including a bio, photos, technical rider, sound clips, videos, and press kit, along with the completed application form, which can be found at:

Submissions should be sent via WeTransfer to

Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, has captivated audiences with its diverse musical offerings, encompassing jazz, soul, funk, rock, electro, reggae, classical, and more. Organized by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and coproduced by Bassline, this festival has graced Johannesburg for the past 13 years with the invaluable support of TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa.

Scheduled for the 22nd of June 2024 in Johannesburg at Victoria Yards, this year’s Fête de la Musique promises a full day of free, family-friendly concerts, creating a vibrant platform for emerging artists. The event embraces an array of musical genres, from traditional tunes to rap, hip-hop, techno, jazz, and beyond. Renowned artists such as Msaki, Samthing Soweto, Vaudou Game, Nakhane, and many others have contributed to the festival’s success over the years.