The Fête de la Musique began life in France in 1982 and has long since established itself as an annual music festival across 340 locations worldwide. The popularity of this music event is evident from the growing number of participating towns and cities. A total of 34 German destinations now take part in the celebrations, including Berlin, Bremen, Hannover and Cologne.
On 21 June 2013, the official start of summer, audiences will once again be treated to music of every style imaginable. Bands, orchestras, choirs and soloists will be taking to the stage to perform at the free concerts.