World Music Day

Jeanne Godenèche - 19 Jun 2024

This Friday 21 June, we're celebrating the arrival of summer with music. The longest day of the year is the perfect time to immerse yourself in a symphony of sounds and rhythms.

Created in France in 1982, World Music Day is an opportunity to celebrate music in all its forms, giving everyone free access to music and giving all musicians the chance to perform in public.

This day is an invitation to dance, sing, discover and even get involved, all in a vibrant and joyful atmosphere of sharing.

Discover 9 genres of music to listen and dance to in those European festivals, all throughout the weekend. Each festival offers a unique experience, reflecting the richness and diversity of the European music scene.

So let yourself be swept away by the magic of music, and make the most of this exceptional weekend to celebrate summer in all its beauty.

‘Music is a universal force that unites people of all ages, origins, status, beliefs and tastes.’ (Make Music Day Lviv)


20 June - 6 July 2024 | Berlare, Belgium

The STROOM festival returns for its third edition, harmoniously blending music and sustainability. Enjoy a programme set to the rhythms of nature, with riverside concerts determined by tides. Don't miss this weekend:

  • The 'improvisational orchestra' - "Stegreif", a unique participatory experience on Thursday 20 June
  • "Nachtgesang im Walde", listening to Schubert's emotional response to nature on Saturday 22 June

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Video credits : Ghent Festival of Flanders's youtube page

FESTIM – festival intermunicipal de músicas do mundo 2024 | JAZZ

21 June - 11 July 2024 | Águeda, Portugal Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal Estarreja, Portugal Ílhavo, Portugal

This weekend, the annual Festim world music festival focuses on jazz.

Let yourself be transported by a unique musical experience, brought to you by an international trio that brilliantly fuses jazz and world music (Cuba, Senegal, Venezuela).

Take your tickets for Omar Sosa, Seckou Keita & Gustavo Ovalles, Suba Trio on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June.

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Video credits: NPR Music’s YouTube page

Release Athens Festival | ROCK

1 June - 30 July 2024 | Kallithea, Greece

Release Athens Festival has become one of the most important cultural events in Greece. Always seeking to present a diverse range of artists from every genre that has defined the global music scene over the last 50 years.

This week end you’ll have the chance to celebrate World Music Day with Pulp on Thursday 20 June!

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Video credits: Release Athens Festival’s YouTube page

Sofia Live Fest | POP

21 - 23 June 2024 | Sofia, Bulgaria

On the 21st, let yourself be carried away by the pop music of Selah Sue at Sofia Live Festival!

Set against the backdrop of Sofia's beautiful venues and cultural landmarks, the festival offers a unique and memorable experience, celebrating the power of live music and creating lasting memories for attendees.

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Video credits : Sofia Live Fest’s YouTube page

Mystic Mountain Festival | ELECTRO

17 - 23 June 2024 | Gornje Vrhovine, Croatia

Join the magical place of Mystic Mountain Festival, a small, intimate but powerful festival where you can reconnect with yourself in the nature and in music. Enjoy the retreat and the party all at once. Days are filled with workshops, trips, hiking tour and an electronic line-up to welcome summer.

Come and awaken your senses!

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Video credits: Mystic Mountain Festival’s YouTube Page

Prague Quiet Music Festival | QUIET MUSIC

22 June 2024 | Prague, Czechia

Come and join the Fortna convent on Saturday 22 June for an afternoon of workshops and concerts in the enchanting world of quiet music.

The Prague Quiet Festival offers you the opportunity to discover the experimental music of silence over the course of an afternoon. Quiet music with innovative sounds, performed by top performers, to help you rediscover your senses and reconnect with the present moment.

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Video credits: Prague Quiet Music Collective’ YouTube page

Make Music Day Lviv | PARTICIPATORY

21 June 2024 | L'viv, Ukraine

Once again, this year, Make Music Day Lviv is celebrating Solstice Day with music.

An exceptional day for all kinds of music and audiences which takes place mainly outdoors - in the streets, squares, gardens and parks. Free and open to all, you can take part in the programming! No matter your age, whether you're an amateur musician or a professional, you can be part of the programme!

Visit the website to know more about it.

Discover the programme here.

Picture credits: Локальна Культурна Підтримка’s YouTube page


21 - 24 June 2024 | La Cellera de Ter, Spain

Come and celebrate music and nature at Rizomes (RZM+), an ecosystem-based festival of art, music and architecture that is born and dies once a year on a chickpea plantation in La Cellera de Ter (Selva). The festival fluctuates like the trees that host it, leaving as its only imprint a reflection on the way we consume culture and natural resources.

Discover a musical programme that reflects the aim of creating an ecosystem where interculturality, inclusion and diversity of identities are encouraged.

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Picture credits: RZM Festival’s youtube page


22 - 23 June 2024 | Chișinău, Moldova

Kaleidoscop, which reflects its Greek meaning ‘observer of beautiful forms’ offers a programme covering a wide range of pop and alternative musical styles. You'll have the chance to hear an eclectic mix of artists that will transform Chișinău Botanical Garden into a veritable paradise of music and entertainment.

Come and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the country's biggest music festival!

Discover the rest of the programme here.

Video credits : iTicket’s YouTube page