The festival was initiated in 1982 in France. Its name in French is "Fête de la Musique," which is a play on words, resonating with the slogan "Make Music!" The goal is to involve all musicians regardless of style and direction, level of experience, or age, all for the popularization of music. Professionals and amateurs, famous groups and street bands, orchestras and individual musicians all play music. The main thing is to feel the joy of music and share it with others. If you can play, come out and play; if you can't, bring your friends to the street and listen! Everyone is welcome to join the celebration: philharmonics, operas, musical theaters, schools, and clubs, along with cultural centers, public initiatives, cafes, and restaurants, and so on.

Over the past forty years, Fête de la Musique has spread across the globe: from Paris to Buenos Aires, from Boston to Calcutta, from Melbourne to Beirut. Every year on this day, live music fills the streets and squares, parks and squares, cafes and museums, from balconies of buildings and windows of government buildings, in courtyards, at train stations, in clubs, on benches, in short, wherever you wish. The festival provides an opportunity to experience as many shades and genres of music as possible.

Today, Fête de la Musique is the largest international music festival, bringing together entire nations, cultural traditions, and performers of all styles and directions. Together with the whole world, Lviv enjoys music.

In 2013, the Fête de la Musique was held in Lviv for the first time. It was a revelation. Although there are many music festivals in the city, the unique format of the Fête de la Musique attracted attention. About four dozen locations and twice as many musicians - very powerful for a debut!
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The 2014 was marked by an increase in scale. Not only the number of musicians has increased, but also their geography. However, the format remained unchanged - the absolute majority of performances (when the genre allowed) took place under the open sky, so that every yard played music and it was impossible to walk around the city without getting into someone's performance.
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If the first Fête de la Musique Lviv was a risky experiment, and the second one was supposed to show whether the project has potential, then the growing interest of the public and performers in 2015 made it clear that the Fête de la Musique Lviv is not just relevant - it is needed like air! More than 150 participants: amateurs and professionals, electronic music lovers and connoisseurs of the wheel lyre, all united to celebrate the art.
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The 2016 Fête de la Musique Lviv had its peculiarities. The first - it was combined with the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the HYCH Orchestra, a famous Lviv band. In addition, thanks to previous successes, new cities joined the project - the holiday began to be held in Ternopil and Odesa!
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The 2017 Fête de la Musique Lviv continued to move forward - new locations, new participants. In past years, such stars as "Antitila" and Sashko Polozhinsky from the band "Tartak" took part in the festival. However, every musician, even a novice debutante, could appear on the same stage and draw attention to his work.
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In 2018, the Fête de la Musique Lviv was marked by the expansion of the distance between locations. If earlier most of them were near the center, this year the organizers went for a bold experiment: the holiday covered the whole of Lviv. Music was heard in Sikhov and Levandivka, Pidzamche and the center - the holiday covered every corner of the city.
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In 2019, it became clear that the Fête de la Musique Lviv has already become an integral part of the cultural life of Lviv. Word about him spread, and especially for this day, when music is heard everywhere from morning to late evening, people came from all over Ukraine - and the number of musicians once again exceeded a hundred!
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2020 was difficult due to the epidemic. Fortunately, the Fête de la Musique Lviv was an open-air event from the very beginning, so despite the limitation on the number of people in one place, despite the difficulties in organizing and transporting performers and equipment - despite all this, it was possible to revive the temporarily frozen cultural life of Lviv.
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In 2021, the Fête de la Musique Lviv returned to the usual, large scale of the event. About 130 performers, music until late at night, a wide variety of locations and all possible directions. Traditionally, like all previous years, the Festival of Music is free for all listeners and non-profit for the organizers.
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"Life will overcome death, and the world will overcome darkness". In order not to cry, we laughed. The Fête de la Musique Lviv during the war.
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The Fête de la Musique Lviv 2023 took place! We managed to organize about 145 performers and 44 locations! We have great hope in our hearts that the next Fête de la Musique Lviv will take place under a peaceful sky!
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