It seems not even a pandemic can stop this yearly musical tradition from happening. Co-organizer DOT (Department of Tourism) is telling all music lovers in the country that while people can’t congregate yet, there’s no reason we can’t be in a music festival mood and partake in the Fête de la Musique 2021 merriment.
This year’s Fête de la Musique Philippines will have a stronger travel feel to it. Set across various cities and provinces in the country, it will feature both local and international acts from diverse genres. Dubbed as #FeteFromMyIsland, the virtual event will showcase Original Pilipino Music (OPM) legends and select musical artists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. It also includes performances from French artists and other foreign acts.
#FeteFromMyIsland promises to take audiences on a nationwide musical journey while also showcasing the country’s natural beauty and rich culture. It will have a three-day pocket-stage performance scheduled from June 18 through June 20, highlighting the Philippines’ three main island groups with the following performers:
June 18 (Luzon Stage):
Pedicab, Radha, Parallel Uno, Celeste Legaspi, Maegan Aguilar, Zsaris, 10 a.m. Departure, Buwi, Kayden Umali, and Fatima Loo.
June 19 (Visayas Stage):
Kate Torralba, Project Yazz, Vanessa Monot ft. Romain Leray, Doods, Soundslikefiona, Vanya, Dumaguete Groovin, Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas, Monique De Los Santos, Dj Vega, and Blindside
June 20 (Mindanao Stage):
KRNA, Moro Beats, Conscious & The Goodness, Joee & I, Levi, Manic Mundane, and Quark Henares
On June 21, the local music festival will be one with the world in celebrating global music featuring French multi-awarded and chart-topping singer, composer, and actor Raphaël, and Swiss Jazz band B Connected. The two acts will perform alongside a diverse mix of Filipino musical artists from different destinations:
Metro Manila Stage:
Barbie Almalbis, Bayang Barrios, Curtismith, Joey Ayala, Leanne & Narra, Jason Dhakal, and The Hernandez Brothers x Lustbass
I-Dren Artstrong, Trespeace, Sajid Perez Pelayo, and Mami Beth
El Nido Stage:
Jako Mandala, Eric Tarre, Robin, Mike & The Wolf, Bathala Na Groove, Jams with Dona & David, Jewelmer Jazz Band, and PinoyJam Paris Artists
La Union Stage:
Manskee, Roe Santos, and Jose x Gats Talamak
The event is co-organized by the DOT and presented by Alliance Française de Manille together with B-Side Productions and the Embassy of France to the Philippines.
The free-for-all online event will be streamed on the Facebook pages of the event organizers and partners: Fête de la Musique PH, Alliance Francaise de Manille, B-Side Productions, and on the official page of Fete de la Musique in Kumu. It will also be cross-posted on the Department of Tourism's Facebook page.