singer M gives a quick and surprise concert in Vieux-Lyon

singer M gives a quick and surprise concert in Vieux-Lyon

The stars of Catholic Rock are in concert in the Basilica of Fourvière! The concert is free, and quickly sold out, with 900 people present.

8:23 p.m. | Latin atmosphere on Place Pradel

In addition to this concert, introductions to Latin music are planned for the evening.

8:10 p.m. | M, in a surprise concert in front of Saint-Jean Cathedral

Before his second concert at the Nuits de Fourvière (the third and last, tomorrow), the singer M came to jam at the foot of the hill, on Place Saint-Jean.

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7:49 p.m. | Loïc and Thomas have fun, the public is conquered

As Jack Lang recalled when blowing out the 40 candles, the essence of the Fête de la Musique is to give amateurs the opportunity to perform for the sole love of music.

On the Cours Emile-Zola in Villeurbanne, everything is in place to welcome the public, in a giant banquet around which the concerts are organized.

7:36 p.m. | The show at the Place des Terreaux conservatory

The square is crowded with people as the show at the conservatory, Place des Terreaux, begins.

7:34 p.m. | The brass and wind instruments of the National School of Music put on a show

In Villeurbanne, the Cours Émile Zola resounds from all sides to the delight of a large number of walkers. Many families stroll along the open stages. The tables set up all along the “musical boulevard” are transformed into a giant aperitif.

As a reminder, this is the only place where the consumption of alcohol is authorized on the public highway.

7:20 p.m. | Amnezik, it rocks

Big success for the rockers of Amnezik, on the Franklin Roosevelt course, who cover rock classics like Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes or Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine.
Sure values, aided by a rocking sound installation.

7:12 p.m. | Valentin and his friends enjoy the banquet for the Fête de la Musique

Valentin and his friends are enjoying the Cours Émile Zola banquet, and they have a message to pass on to their mayor, Cédric Van Styvendael.

6:48 p.m. | Participatory choir in Villeurbanne

A participatory choir in Villeurbanne, where the public enthusiastically accompanies the music school.

6:41 p.m. | Batucada in Villeurbanne

The sound of percussion begins to rise in Villeurbanne.

6:25 p.m. | The Rockefeller Orchestra performs Dvorak

In front of the place Kleber, the association of the students of the choir and the orchestra of Rockefeller occurs under a returned sun. The repertoire played is well known, the Slavic Dances of Antonin Dvořák.

6:10 p.m. | Alice started the accordion a few weeks ago

And sings to us his little version of “La Bohême”. In the purest spirit of the Fête de la Musique, she came to test herself in front of the public with her instrument.





Photo Progress/Clemence OUTTERYCK

5:57 p.m. | Confetti Battle!

In Villeurbanne, while waiting for the start of the concerts, we embark on an improvised battle of confetti.



Photo Progress/Alexandre COSTE

Photo Progress/Alexandre COSTE

5:45 p.m. | It’s time to do the weighing scales

The scales are in progress at the Legion of Honor for the African percussion evening, the kick-off of which is still scheduled for 6 p.m., despite the threatening weather.

5:00 p.m. | Prohibition of consuming alcohol on public roads

This is a measure taken by the Rhône prefecture to ensure the smooth running of the festivities, but remember that the consumption of alcohol is prohibited for many on the public highway, “outside the places reserved for this purpose”. A ban in place until tomorrow morning Wednesday, 5 a.m.

And from 8 p.m., it is the ban on the sale of alcohol to take away, “in any form whatsoever”, which will be put in place.

4:10 p.m. | The kick-off of the Fête de la Musique given by the children in Villeurbanne

We never get tired of these images! Eight children kicked off the Fête de la Musique in a supercharged atmosphere, before a shower of confetti.

Result: a jubilant crowd and cries of joy that make you smile…

Direction to the pound for vehicles parked on the course of the Festival

Some residents of Cours Vitton and Cours Roosevelt (Lyon 6th) had a painful awakening. From 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning, municipal police and pound agents were at work to clear the vehicles parked on the artery which must be the largest music street in France this evening.

Our article can be found here.

4:05 p.m. | “Citizens, real authors of the event”, according to Jack Lang

“It’s all of us who bring our talent, and we can afford a few false notes too…”, slips Jack Lang, about this civic and collective celebration that is the Fête de la Musique.



It's time to have your book signed... Photo Progrès/Régis BARNES

It’s time to have your book signed… Photo Progrès/Régis BARNES

16 hours | Jack Lang in the middle of a signing session

The former minister of François Mitterrand still has admirers, 40 years after his time in government. Jack Lang was grabbed by a young woman who wanted him to sign one of his books.

3:40 p.m. | A giant birthday cake for the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique

A giant birthday cake was installed on avenue Henri-Barbusse, at Gratte-Ciel, in Villeurbanne to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Fête de la Musique. Jack Lang blows out the candles, quite a symbol.

3:35 p.m. | “In Villeurbanne, we cherish the artists,” says Jack Lang

Former Minister of Culture Jack Lang says his “emotion” to kick off this Fête de la Musique in Villeurbanne. “It is a city which, in many respects, is very dear to me. »

3:20 p.m. | Weather update: the first drops are appearing

While the sky has gone from blue to gray in the last few hours, a little not very promising weather point: the first drops are falling just after the opening declaration of the party…

3:10 p.m. | Confetti and happy shambles at the Skyscrapers

And suddenly, a clamor! The 1024 pupils (to be precise) of the schools of Villeurbanne beat in rhythm wooden sticks against each other, guided by a conductor, before pushing an exclamation of joy when confetti were projected in the air. The starting signal for the Fête de la Musique is given!

15 hours | A procession of 1000 children for the Grand Charivari

Children also take part in the Fête de la Musique. 1000 schoolchildren from Villeurbanne have just arrived at Gratte-Ciel as part of the Grand Charivari des écoles. They are going to play music together. In their own way of course…

2:55 p.m. | Jack Lang: “This Music Festival is a collective work”

The former Minister of Culture at the origin of the Fête de la Musique in 1982, is in Villeurbanne to kick off the event, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

2:50 p.m. | Hello and welcome to this live

The Music Festival is back! On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the event, the cities of Lyon and Villeurbanne have decided to mark the occasion to delight music lovers. The challenge is all the greater as Villeurbanne is this year “French capital of culture”, a label financed by the Ministry of Culture.

It is Jack Lang in person, the very man who created the Fête de la Musique in 1982, who will kick off the festivities around 3 p.m. at the Gratte-Ciel, in Villeurbanne.

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