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European Music Day

  • Music Day, Plaza Matadero square, Madrid © Íñigo García

    Music Day, Plaza Matadero square, Madrid © Íñigo García

  
  


" European Music Day is celebrated to coincide with the summer solstice on 21 June with the aim of promoting cultural exchange through music. ..."

European Music Day is celebrated to coincide with the summer solstice on 21 June with the aim of promoting cultural exchange through music. To mark this day, Spain's main cities arrange a programme of concerts and special musical activities in numerous different styles and genres.

It was first held in France in 1982 under the name of 'Fête de la Musique', with the motto 'bringing musicians out into the streets'. Three years later in 1985 the initiative was extended to the European level, and 21 June was named European Music Day. This cultural event encourages diversity and is open to all kinds of music and musicians, both professional and amateur.

In Spain, public and private institutions take part in the event by organising activities for all types of audiences in various places and urban venues. On this day, the main cities in Spain stage –for example– open air symphony concerts, music festivals and marathons, free opera performances, DJ sessions in the street, model-making competitions, recitals by students, etc… Whatever your musical tastes, this is the perfect occasion to enjoy them.

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