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Celebrate music and OPM at the virtual Fête de la Musique on June 18 to 21

By PINKY S. ICAMEN Published Jun 16, 2021 8:08 pm

Fête de la Musique is back in the Philippines this weekend and expect a bigger lineup of artists and virtual performances that span four days, starting June 18, Friday, until June 21, Monday.

Pre-pandemic, Fête de la Musique took over the streets with live bands, singers, musicians and DJs performing in different pocket venues across its host city. Fête, which started in France 38 years ago, is celebrated every June 21 by millions of people around the world in over 1,000 cities and 120 countries.

In the Philippines, community quarantines are still in place so this year’s Fête de la Musique will be fully virtual, just like its staging last year.

Co-staged by the Department of Tourism, the virtual event dubbed #FeteFromMyIsland will be set across different cities and provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The event will not only feature OPM legends and local music artists, but also French artists and other foreign acts.

In line with the celebration of music, this year’s Fête will also showcase a visual feast as the event will take its audience to a banner tourist destinations in the country like Boracay, El Nido, La Union, and Metro Manila.

What to expect from the four-day virtual event

This year's Fête de la Musique will be set across the country's three main islands—Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao—represented by artists from different cities and provinces. Photos courtesy of the artists and Joseph Pascual for Kate Torralba.  

From June 18 to 20, #FeteFromMyIsland will have three pocket stage performances that highlight the country’s main islands:

Luzon Stage (June 18)

  • Pedicab
  • Radha
  • Parallel Uno
  • Celeste Legaspi
  • Maegan Aguilar
  • Zsaris
  • 10 a.m. Departure
  • Buwi
  • Kayden Umali
  • Fatima Loo 

Visayas Stage (June 19)

  • Kate Torralba
  • Project Yazz
  • Vanessa Monot ft. Romain Leray
  • Doods
  • Soundslikefiona
  • Vanya
  • Dumaguete Groovin
  • Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas
  • Monique De Los Santos
  • DJ Vega
  • Blindside

Mindanao Stage (June 20)

  • KRNA
  • Moro Beats
  • Conscious & The Goodness
  • Joee & I
  • Levi
  • Manic Mundane
  • Quark Henares

Meanwhile, on June 21, Fête Philippines will be celebrating with the world with the music of French singer and actor Raphaël, and Swiss jazz band B Connected.

Singer Robin surrounded by karst formations and emerald waters at the El Nido stage of this year's Fête de la Musique. Photo courtesy of Jagged Perspective

The same day, Filipino artists will also perform in different destinations:

Main Stage (Metro Manila)

  • Barbie Almalbis
  • Bayang Barrios
  • Curtismith
  • Joey Ayala
  • Leanne & Narra
  • Jason Dhakal
  • The Hernandez Brothers x Lustbass

Boracay Stage

  • I-Dren Artstrong
  • Trespeace
  • Sajid Perez Pelayo
  • Mami Beth

El Nido Stage

  • Jako Mandala
  • Eric Tarre
  • Robin
  • Mike & The Wolf
  • Bathala Na Groove
  • Jams with Dona & David
  • Jewelmer Jazz Band
  • Pinoy Jam Paris Artists

La Union Stage

  • Manskee
  • Roe Santos
  • Jose x Gats Talamak

Here’s how you can watch

The free online event will be streamed on the Facebook pages of the event organizers and partners:

The event will also be available on the official page of Fete de la Musique on the Kumu app. It will also be cross-posted on the Department of Tourism's Facebook page.

Banner images courtesy of the artists and Chealsy Dale for Barbie Almalbis