Provence & Côte d'Azur: France celebrates its annual free music festival
Fête de la Musique - where will you be?
The Fête de la Musique is different from any other music festival in the world. It brings communities together and champions young, homegrown talent. With this year being the festival's 30th anniversary, it's sure to be a big one and everyone is getting involved.
Every 21st June, artists are asked to perform for free, creating an informal and friendly atmosphere that suits all ages and backgrounds.
From castles and churches to train stations and beaches, music invades the entire country and everyone pours onto the streets in celebration of culture and summer.
Whatsmore, the city of Nice has decided to lift its controversial "no alcohol on the streets after 10pm" rule, leaving the Niçois people to party late into the night!
The Riviera Times has complied a list of some of the top spots to be for this year's Fête de la Musique:
Antibes Juan les Pins
3pm on Boulevard Gustave Chance for jazz rock
Place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance: 6.30pm Bagdad (rock), 7.25pm Totem (pop rock), 8.20pm Rouge violence (pop rock), 9.15pm Bis (variety), 10.10pm Darcan (pop rock), 11.05 pm Blurred Horizons (pop rock).
Place De-Gaulle: à partir de 18 h, Swedish, Littoral, The Kitchies (scène musique actuelle).
Village at Place des Arcades: from 19h bands (in partnership with the traders association).
5pm on Allees de la Liberte for an orchestra and soloists
8.30pm on Alles de la Liberte for a diverse mix of folk and local music
9pm at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres for reggae star Mystic Man
10am in Place Koenig as schoolchildren sing traditional French songs
5.30pm in Place de l'Europe for classical music
9pm at the Saint Michel Basilic for baroque sounds
9pm on Port Hercule with Michel Fugain and Sergent Garcia
6pm in Place Garibaldi for some salsa sounds and moves
7pm at the MAMAC with Nice Jazz Orchestra
8pm on the Cours Saleya for reggae and dubstep tunes
9pm-10pm in Rue de la Prefecture for an outside stage of rock
10pm at Wayne's Bar with David Zincke followed by the Brightlights
11pm Ma Nolan's Nice Port with Syl duo
12am - 4am Pompei with Four Kicks
6pm on Rue Gambetta for traditional music by the Fifre et les Tambour de Saint Tropez
9pm in Place Celli for jazz, electro, rock and DJ sets
The best way to enjoy Fête de la Musique is to wander the streets and experience it all - reggae, pop, rock. Because that is what the festival is all about - playing all sorts of music loud, and for free!
Elsa Carpenter and Michel Poguntke