Since its creation by the Ministry of Culture in 1982, Music Festival has become a unifying event, a great popular movement, national and international. In this year marked by the Covid-19 epidemic, the event will be unprecedented. In order to guarantee the safety of all, it will integrate the sanitary standards in force and should not create unauthorized physical gatherings. The Festival of Music should bring together around music and artists.

The Fête de la Musique 2020 will take place as follows:

  • Concerts may be held in places authorized to welcome the public in compliance with the health rules under the responsibility of the site manager and in the open air under the responsibility of an organizer with respect for physical distancing in places Can be used to attach a gauge, taking care not to create a nearby assembly. 
  • Since gatherings of more than 10 people are always prohibited in the public domain, spontaneous concerts are not allowed, however, demonstrations on the public road can be subject to a derogation regime. This requires prior authorization from the prefect of department, in conjunction with the Mayor, after declaration by the organizer for gatherings of more than 10 people as long as the conditions of organization allow to guarantee the respect of the sanitary constraints. For the Mayors who would like it, this provision allows them to organize, in close connection with the Prefect, events very supervised on the public roads as long as compliance with sanitary constraints can be guaranteed.

2020 must celebrate a popular art that has helped a large number of citizens more serenely through lockdown. This Sunday, several events will mark the ambitions of the Fête de la Musique:

  • Solidarity  

In order to greet all caregivers, concerts reserved for patients and caregivers and their families will be organized in hospitals especially in the regions Hauts-de-France, Occitanie, Ile-de-France, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Normandy, Grand-ComtéEast, New Aquitaine, Centre Val de Loire, Pays de la Loire.

Many artists responded with enthusiasm and commitment in a spirit of solidarity. Among them: Tim Dup, Laura Cahen, Yves Jamait, Cyril Mokaiesh, Sofaz, Angélique Kidjo, Zoe’s Shanghai, Clarika, Bazbaz, Tété, Les amis de Brassens, Des lions pour des Lions.

  • Musical novelty

Jean-Michel Jarre presents «Seuls ensemble», at 9:30 pm, a virtual reality concert. He will broadcast a musical performance from his studio, and may simultaneously be present as an avatar on VRrOOm in front of an audience of avatars from around the world. The concert will be accessible to everyone, in France and around the world, with a real-time broadcast of the artist’s studio on the giant screen of the virtual world placed behind his avatar. The concert, thanks to the virtual cameras installed on VRChat that will capture it will be broadcast on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Culture and the Youtube channel of Jean-Michel Jarre.

  • Sing 

All musicians in France, whether amateur or professional, whether they play early music or jazz, rock or variety, are invited to perform or reinterpret: Chanson sur ma drôle de vie by Véronique Sanson, on June 21 at the same time, just after 8 pm.

At home, on your balcony or window, in your garden or in your yard, on social networks, everyone will be able to take part in the Fête de la Musique and help create a great musical fresco throughout the territory.

A tutorial created by artists will be made available on and its social networks so that everyone can appropriate the song.

  • Dance

The Hall of the Song organizes The household ball to dance at home, on songs by Boris Vian (available at 6pm on the Youtube channel of the Hall of Song). Grégoire Letouvet will present 8 songs by Boris Vian that he arranged for original choreographies created by Dominique Rebaud, John Degois, Yan Raballand, Lucas Viallefond, Séverine Adamy, David Drouard, Bérengère Fournier. The Ball will end with a DJ set by Maître Madj, for a moment of free dancing on the many voices that sang Boris Vian.

  • Travel

The Fête de la Musique is also international and covers 5 continents. The Institut Français organizes digital editions with French and international artists. More than 50 events and a hundred artists will be discovered on the participatory platform Mélo (

The public broadcaster joins this exceptional edition with a unique program:

Radio France – 5 special evenings over 3 days

  • June 19 - On France Bleu: broadcast of the evening All together for music. Live from 9pm, from the Accor Arena (France TV partnership)
  • 19-20 -21 June - On FIP, three days to celebrate all the music from 7pm: best of live recording sessions of Maisons-Laffitte Jazz Festival, day dedicated to Disquaire Day followed by a Night of Creation
  • June 20 - On Mouv', 100% female Hip Hop Evening, live from 8 pm, from Studio 104 of the Maison de la radio
  • June 21 - “Tout pour la musique” - France Inter invests in the Olympia to celebrate the music (without audience) with 4 new live concerts presented by Rebecca Manzoni (Apple at 11 am, Louise Attaque at 6 pm, Katerine at 9 pm and a DJ Set of Crécy at 10 pm), rerun of the best moments of the “Confinement Sleepovers” with Stephan Eicher, Louis Chedid, Christine and the Queens, Clara Luciani and Izia, and Vincent Josse’s Ghost Workshop in Tribute to Christophe.
  • June 21 - on France Musique, a special evening bringing together classical, musical and jazz artists, with the participation of the musicians of the Orchestre National de France in a first part, then those of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (live from 8 pm to 11 pm from Studio 104)


June 21 - Beethoven special day on the air from 15:05
And weekend festivals on the website including Hellfest and pop-rock festivals in Germany.

France Télévisions

  • June 19 - Evening Concert All Together for Live Music at the Accor Hotel Arena with French Artists
  • On, launch on June 18 of a program on French song
  • 20 June on France 5, the best moments of Musique en Fête, the Fête de la Musique website will report on all initiatives that comply with current health standards, including those of the Ministry of Culture operators.

Please note:
For bars, cafés and restaurants, the organisation of concerts is the responsibility of the venue operator:  they are not recommended since they are likely to generate uncontrolled gatherings on public roads.


For more than ten years, Crédit Mutuel has been giving LA to the Fête de la Musique! This national event is also supported by Sacem, Radio France, France Médias Monde, 20 Minutes, Médiatables, Phénix Stories, AB1 and Melty.