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Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) will be taking place on the 18th June 2022, Taking place in Johannesburg Newtown Junction Mall with headlining acts including BCUC, Letoya Makhene, Bonga Kwana and Farai Matake.

The popular and free music festival, established in 2010, has become a great platform for a diverse range of upcoming talents to make themselves heard in South Africa. This year, joining these headliners, 22 acts have been selected out of 300 applications for a spot on the FDLM stage.

“We are excited to have picked our largest group yet this year. The process was tough because there was such a diverse range of applications to choose from; some daring, some emotional, some loud, some soulful, but all extremely passionate. We were blown away by the dynamic and surprising entries that really pushed the envelope.” says Sophie Boulé, Cultural Attaché and Deputy Director of IFAS.
The festival’s vision is not only to highlight fresh talent, but also to be an incubator and create long-term opportunities for the new generation of performers. This year, the winning applicants will also be invited to attend a workshop before the festival. It will be facilitated by music production company Bassline and French label No Format at Ampd studios in Newtown Junction Mall, together with renowned industry players looking to strengthen the burgeoning musical talent in South Africa.
Fête de la Musique Joburg 2022 is open to all and will take place at Newtown Junction – comprising 3 stages:
Newtown Junction
Piazza Stage: Latoya Makhene, Bonga Kwana, Farai Matake and BCUC
Railway Stage: LNT Sound, 3 HEADS, NotBenjamin, DJ Teedo Love
Ampd Stage: Clement Measuretutti, Adrian Kapiten, Vinnie Mak Newtown Junction continuously celebrates the music and the arts through curated and safety controlled events such as Fete dela musique. They are also a mall that prides itself in the African diversity that’s rich in culture… not forgetting your one stop mall for entertainment, fashion, food and much more. Don’t forget to pass by occasionally for your convenience and cultural innovation.

Check out @newtownjunction across socials. For further press enquiries please email us on the following mail: For FDLM Newtown Junction PR please contact Trish Dlamini: [email protected] FDLMNTJ #FDLMJHB


About Newtown Junction
Newtown Junction, The Mall That Celebrates African Culture is situated in Johannesburg’s inner city and forms part of the city’s cultural and creative hub. The Newtown district houses theatres, art galleries, museums, restaurants, craft markets, clubs and cafés which all beautifully compliment the mall’s vibrant atmosphere and rich tenant offering.

Completed in 2014, Newtown Junction is home to over 80 stores with unique offerings that include a hotel, a dance studio, a variety of proudly South African brands, a Ster-Kinekor cinema house and a production studio that is a powerful networking space for creative artists and entrepreneurs.

About Fête de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique (or World Music Day) is a popular and free music festival that has been taking place each year in France for 40 years, internationally and was established in South Africa in 2010. Many local and international artists have taken part in the event throughout the years and contributed to its success, including Samthing Soweto, Msaki, Nakhane, Zoe Modiga, BLK JKS, Urban Village, BCUC, Berita, Bänz Oester and the Rainmakers and Bombshelter Beast.

About the French Institute in South Africa (IFAS)
The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is the cultural branch of the French Embassy in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi. Over the 20 past years, IFAS has worked with multiple public and private partners in South Africa and in more than 30 African countries, prioritising the development of skills and ecosystems for innovation in the cultural and creative industries. The Institute organizes and supports the creation of more than 50 events per year in various sectors of expertise. With each initiative, IFAS develops unique collaborations with the shared goal of cooperation and making the exchanges between the countries more complementary, dynamic, creative, and ambitious.

About the Embassy of France in South Africa
The Embassy of France in South Africa serves as the main representative office of the French Republic, headed by Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier. The Embassy works to build and strengthen cooperation and collaboration between South Africa and France in various fields, including politics, education, culture and business. This is done through close relations not only with the South African government, but also local businesses, non-governmental organisations, the media and educational institutions. Embassy staff constantly monitors and
analyses local developments and is responsible for looking after the interests of French citizens in South Africa.

About TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa
Established in 1954, TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd is 50.1% owned by France-based company TotalEnergies. TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd is an integral part of, and plays a significant role in, the international, world-class TotalEnergies. This means that our affiliate benefits from shared access to internationally acclaimed best practices, technological expertise and top-flight business innovations. TotalEnergies Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd has been awarded a Level One Broad-Based Black Economic
Empowerment (B-BBEE) rating according to the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice for three consecutive years. We are proud of this milestone and thank our employees, partners, suppliers and stakeholders. TotalEnergies in South Africa is committed to transformation and growth.

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