The Fête de la musique celebrates music across the Grand Duchy for the week.

The tradition has its roots in an international initiative by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang. The idea was inspired by American musician Joel Cohen, who launched the so-called ‘Saturnales de la Musique’ whilst he was working for ‘France Musique’ in 1976.

The aim was for musicians to play live music both on 21. June and 21. December – the longest and shortest days of the year.

Lang’s idea turned into a national fest in 1982, with more than 120 countries participating today. Dudelange was the first town in Luxembourg to take part in the musical tradition.

The Fête de la Musique 2019 kicked off on Thursday. Music filled the Grand Duchy with a range of national and international acts. Main events take place in Luxembourg City and Dudelange.