The annual Fête de la Musique is one of the best things the French ever invented.
A true celebration of live music, the event was launched in 1982 and is now staged in countries around the world. In Luxembourg the festivities last for a whole week, with the capital city staging concerts on the day itself, June 21 (neatly on the eve of the eve of National Day).
But Fête de la Musique events are being held all over the Grand Duchy over the weekend of June 15 and 16, with one of the best--and oldest--celebrations in Dudelange on the Saturday.
There the whole town becomes on giant music festival, featuring stages at the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville and in the surrounding streets.
The list of live acts include Brussels-based band Puggy (photo), Canadian bands Los paperboys (Celtic-Latino) and Jonas and the Massive Attraction, as well as Tony Blair favourites Ezio from Cambridge and a host of Luxembourg acts such as the revitalised Surf Cowboys, hip-hop legends De Läb, hard rock newcomers Mother Heroine, and veterans Mutiny on the Bounty.
Other venues include Mamer where the theme is independent rock and the acts include Luxembourg’s Birdbones and Differdange on Friday night with acts such as Daniel Balthasar and Versus You.
Dudelange, Mamer, Differdange and many other towns