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The Muffinz are billed for “Fête de la Musique 2013!”

The Muffinz
Melville Music Day 29 June, Johannesburg!

The Fête de La Musique held in Melville in 2012 was celebrated by more than 4,000 people and was one of the first events of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013. Based on  last year’s success, and now dubbed Melville Music Day, the event, with support from a range of sponsors, promises to be even bigger and better.

This year, as was last year, the street will brought to life up with over 20 live performances along  7th Street, within restaurants and bars, and on the main stage.

This year the event will also feature a wide range of live music, food, drinks,  and also a touch of French flair. The 2nd  annual“Fête de La Musique”, Melville Music Day welcomes everyone, including families with the addition this year of a youth zone at Faan Smit Park, an additional food market, pop-up shops and secure designated paid parking areas.

Melville Music Day is free and open to the  public  and is a fun and exciting showcase of diverse local music, celebrated in a safe and inclusive atmosphere that brings commnunities together in a special moment - through music.

This year’s music line-up includes Jacaranda Muse, a jazz quartet from Zimbabwe, the French jazz pianist Laurent Coq, Stone Aged Souls, The Means, Shadow Club, Nakhane Toure, The Muffinz, Planet Lindela, Francophone Choir, BCUC, Bongeziwe Mabandla and much more.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy have unique experiences offered by the sponsors, Converse, Redbull, and Renault’s Va-va-voom experience, and Kaya FM who will also be broadcasting live from the event.

Important information for Fête de la Musique-goers and Melville residents:

7TH Street is pedestrian friendly for the entire day

Youth zone closes at 5pm

Event starts from 12pm to 8pm

Road closure: starts as early as 6am, on the day, roads will be closed in the following   
perimeter: from 8th street to 5th street and from 1st avenue to 5th avenue. 
Parking: four officials designated paid parking areas

The “Fête de La Musique”, Melville Music Day, is presented by:
The Melville Resident Association

The Melville Business Community

The Alliance Francaise of Johannesburg

The French Institute of South Africa 

And with the generous support of -




Kaya FM


The University of Johannesburg

Sight and Sound.


For more information about “The Fête de la Musique” in Johannesburg, visit and

By Thato Tholo

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