Credit: Marc Lazzarini

The 22nd Fête de la Musique is scheduled to take place across Luxembourg from Friday 16 to Wednesday 21 June 2023.

With 24 organisers from the North to the South and from the East to the West, and with over 200 concerts over six days, Fête de la Musique remains the largest free music event in the country. The various line-ups from this year’s programme will include free concerts by professional and amateur musicians but also budding artists, young talents and more.

Newcomers for this year’s edition will be the Château de Bourscheid and its jazz evening, the Harmonie de Bascharage and its fanfares, big bands and local ensembles, the Harmonie Bonnevoie celebrating its 125th anniversary with a bang and music, the town of Remich - which will offer an eclectic line-up for from blues to jazz via electro - as well as the Mirador and Vantage bars which will host jam sessions from Luxembourg and elsewhere.

Other organisers are also making a comeback this year: the Casino-Luxembourg with an experimental concert and the Aalt Stadhaus in Differdange, which will traverse the town's bars and cafés in song.

In the south, the Dudelange Music Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. Stages will be scattered throughout the town’s centre with various musical genres to keep the public entertained through the night. In the same region, the town of Kayl-Tétange will offer an evening of current and urban, local and international music.

In Luxembourg-ville, UGDA Museksdag will be present at the Kiosque in Place d’Armes, alongside the Holy Ghost Stage, rue du Saint-Esprit, and Café Rocas for a series of metal, rock and raeggae concerts.

The Luxembourg City will set up stages in several key places in the city, from Place Thorn to Puits-Rouge, via Grand-Rue, Place d'Armes and Hamilius. The festivities are scheduled extend into the city’s northern districts with a series of events and concerts offered by the ASTI association at Parc Laval. On the Limpertsberg side, the Union St-Pie X will invite the audience to rediscover cinema music on the organ.

A range of events and musical genres can be found again this year in the town of Mamer, which offers three days of celebrations and concerts from pop to gospel, including electro and jazz, fusion and rock, among others.

Bridel-Kopstal also offers two days of concerts with pop, rock and funk sounds, highlighting both professionals and amateurs.

Going up north, in Ettelbruck, CAPE will offer itinerant shows and open stages for established and emerging artists alike.

In the East, the Trifolion will offer seven stages across Echternach for around fifteen concerts highlighting blues, rock or jazz.

In Moselle, the fanfare of Dalheim plans to animate the streets of the municipality with the support of brass bands and streetbands, as well as the Miseler Museksfrënn in Wellenstein with an open stage and a funk and rock'n'roll line-up.

The School of the Union Grand-Duc Adolphe will criss-cross the country and plans to offer concerts put on by its students in the municipalities of Bettendorf, Reckange-sur-Mess, Bertrange, Lorentzweiler, Steinsel, Walferdange and the municipality of Niederanven whose programming will include Kulturhaus family friendly events.

In addition, the Fête de la Musique relaunched the call for radio stations to participate in this action.

The Fête de la Musique will thus be an opportunity to discover new music and enjoy free-of-charge public celebrations during six days.