F?te celebrates its 20th anniversary in Metro Manila

F?te de la Musique 2014 Poster
F?te de la Musique 2014

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the Alliance Fran?aise de Manille (AFM), the Department of Tourism (DOT), Intramuros Administration, the Embassy of France to the Philippines in partnership with B-Side Productions and Viva Manila present the 20th anniversary of F?te de la musique in Metro Manila. On June 20th, there will be a F?te Kick-Off Party at Baluarte de SanDiego in Intramuros at 8pm featuring French, Filipino, and Indian artists: DJ M.MAT, SinIndia, Caliph 8 and Kate Torralba.

For the first time in 20 years, F?te de la musique will be celebrated simultaneously on the 3 main stages across 2 cities and 19 pocket stages, all free of cover charge as always. The main stages will be at A-Venue Parking Lot on Makati Avenue, Greenbelt 3 Park and Maestranza Plaza in Intramuros. The extension in Intramuros, one of Metro Manila?s richest historical sites, is made possible through the new partnership with the Department of Tourism, Intramuros Administration and Viva Manila.

F?te de la Musique aims to showcase the breadth and depth of Filipino talent while promoting universal values such as freedom, cultural diversity as well as generosity, as most of the artists are performing for free. The spirit of F?te also promotes brotherhood among nations and the joy to share together the same passion for music, art and culture.

From 3.30PM to 1:30AM, over 200 local acts and 2 French artists (M.MAT and DJ Jon Attend) will rock the main and pocket stages all over Makati, Intramuros and Malate. F?te de la musique 2014 will feature Tropical Depression with Lolita Carbon of Asin, Kalayo with Joey Ayala, Radioactive Sago Project with Kat Agarrado of SinoSikat, Basti Artadi with Radha, Motherbass with June Marieezy, Imago, Pedicab, Barbie Almalbis, Cocojam, Kjwan, Taken by Cars, Flippin? Soul Stompers, Brigada, Miss Badkiss, Caliph8, Red-I, Philippine All- Stars, just to name a few.

Independently organized pocket stages around Makati, Intramuros and Malate will be located near the main stages for people to freely jump from one venue to another. They are as follows: Acoustic Stage & Fete Throwback Photo Exhibit by Li Perez + Generic Mawmaw at A_Space; Chillout Stage by Radar MNL at Buddha Bar; Rock/Reggae/Ska Stage by Chronic Wheeze & FoolMoon Productions at B-Side; House Party Stage by Personal Space + Durrty Hotdog + Riot House at Black Market & Finders Keepers; World Stage by Luna Fest & Musikeraw at Caf? Curieux; Latin Stage at Chihuahua; Blues, Soul & Funk Stage by MamboRat Productions at H&J; Hip-hop & RnB Stage by Boogie Down Manila at M Caf?; Cabaret Stage by PI Jazz Festival Foundation at Murphy?s Pub; Mod Stage by MOD Philippines + Ava Prime at Society Lounge; Jazz Stage by PI Jazz Festival Foundation hosted by Sandra Lim-Viray at Bayleaf Lounge, St Giles Hotel; Electronica Stage by Nomad Massive at Time in Manila; Indie Stage by NDFY@12 Monkeys in Century City Mall; Alternative Rock Stage by Red Ninja at Sazi?s Kalye Nakpil; Experimental Hip-hop by BuwanBuwan Colletive at Eat Caf?, V Hotel; Spoken Word Stage by Speak Philippines at Sev?s Caf?; Bass Beats Breaks Stage by Torta Manila at Heaven Malate; Nouveau Jazz Stage by PI Jazz Festival Foundation at Lyceum University of the Philippines.

F?te de la musique 2014 is organized by the Alliance Fran?aise de Manille, the Department of Tourism, Intramuros Administration, the Embassy of France to the Philippines in partnership with B-Side Productions and Viva Manila, and through the support from corporate partnerships with Rustan?s, Stores Specialists Inc., Bensimon, Smart, Spinnr and Illustrado; venue partnerships with A.Venue Mall, Ayala Center and Greenbelt; institutional partnerships with the City of Makati, Barangay Poblacion, MAPSA, Makati Police; hotel partnership with Best Western Plus Antel Hotel; and media partnerships with BusinessWorld, High Life, Esquire,, MYX, Solar TV, Deezer, Yahoo! Radio Republic,, Balut Radio, Travelife and the Tourism Promotions Board. F?te de la musique organizers would especially like to acknowledge the support of all the pockets venues and production partners for their continuous involvement and contribution to the success of this event that is celebrated worldwide.

See lineup below for the three big stages:

A-Venue Open Parking Main Stage ? 3.30pm onwards

  • Alvin Cornista’s
  • Words Anonymous
  • Blue Rats
  • Philippine Human Beatbox Alliance
  • LDP feat. Ron Henley
  • Philippine All-Stars
  • Kalayo feat. Joey Ayala
  • Adinkra Lumads Djembe Community
  • Planet Zips
  • Flow Arts Philippines
  • Tropical Depression feat. Lolita Carbon of Asin and The Boys
  • Radioactive Sago Project feat. Kat Agarrado
  • DJ Jon Attend
  • Motherbass feat. June Marieezy
  • Basti Artadi feat. Radha
  • Ebe Dancel feat. Lee Grane
  • Pedicab
  • Samba School Imperatriz Filipinense
  • Kadara Capoeira

Greenbelt 3 Park Main Stage

  • Brass Pas Pas Pas
  • Kate Torralba
  • Noli Aurillo
  • Badkiss
  • Christian Herve
  • Flippin’ Soul Stompers
  • Bleu Rascals
  • Reggae Mistress
  • Caliph8 & Red-I

Then we have the Makati pocket stages:
Acoustic Stage by Li Perez + Generic Mawmaw/F?te Throwback Photo Exhibit@A_Space Gallery / Union Bank on G/F 110 Legazpi St., opposite Greenbelt 5
Line-up: Bullet Dumas, The Sun Manager, Reese and Vica, BP Valenzuela, Lee Grane, Manskee, Isha Abubakar, Toni B, Tao Aves, Johnoy Danao plus special guests /
Fete Throwback Photographs by: Brendan Goco and Romain Rivierre

Chillout Stage by Radar MNL@Buddha Bar / Picar Place, Kalayaan Avenue
Line-up: Techy Romantics, Beach Please, Caliph8, Cheeba, A problem like Maria, Buddha Bar DJs, Alley Kat, Mulan, Emel Rowe, and more.

Rock, Reggae and Ska Stage by Chronic Wheeze + Fool Moon Productions@B-Side / The Collective, 7274 Malugay St., San Antonio Village
Line-up: Wilabaliw, Embercore, April Morning Skies, The Chongkeys, Faintlight, Imbueno Kudos, Lost Thread, Bad Weather, Fun City Boys, Citrus Lane, Jejaview, Sirens, Give Chance To Run, VOC, Read Between The Lions, On The Spot, Sanctus, Absolute Play, Tropical Depression, Collie Herb, Dreadknot Used, Coffeebreak Island, Goodleaf, Dandimites, Nyte in Tunesia, Surevibe, Tea4two, Barrio Morning Glory and more?

House Party Stage by Personal Space + Durrty Hotdog + Riot House@Black Market + Finders Keepers / Warehouse 5, La Fuerza Plaza 2, Sabio St. near Pasong Tamo
Line-up @Black Market: Red-I, Soulflower, Don P, The Zombettes, Major Chie, Samantha, Migs Fuckin’ A., Ras Taro, Asela, Karlo, Xtina, Raymond Ang, Kix Suarezy, Yanna and more, Visuals by Coup D’ Disqo and more?
Line-up @Finders Keepers: Boyet Sison, Manolet Dario, Angelo Mendez, Huang + surprise DJs

World Stage by Luna Fest + Musikeraw@Caf? Curieux / G/F Bel-Air Soho Polaris corner Badajos St.
Line-up: Ukulele Philippines, Planet Zips, Flow Arts Philippines, Kadara Capoiera, Talahib, Navy Blue Pants, Dayaw, Kontra Gapi, UP Kekeli West African Ensemble, Jam Perez, Karen Lou Mesina, Anahata, Christ Man, DJ Tribal Enkanto, DJ Lapu Lapu
Art Installation by: Cherry Ann Fulo, Levi Cruz, Beatrice Cruz Puertollano, Delfin, Luis Hernandez

Latin Stage@Chihuahua / 7838 Makati Avenue
Line-up: Salsa Manila and Samba School Imperatriz Filipinense

Blues, Soul & Funk Stage by MamboRat Productions@H & J / 5081 Felipe St.
Line-up: Kosmikskala with Nitoy Adriano, Kala, Chillitees, Ian Lofamia Blues Band, Conscious & The Goodness, Gin Rum N’ Truth, Bignay Soundsystem, Kakoy Legaspi and The Pasay Jazz

Hip-hop & RnB Stage by Boogie Down Manila@M Caf? / G/F Greenbelt 4, Makati Ave. cor Dela Rosa St. Ayala Center
Line-up: Mike Swift, Qyork, Philippine Allstars, Legit Misfits, Nathan J and more?

Cabaret Stage by PI Jazz Festival Foundation@Murphy?s Pub / Cityland Condo III, 105 V.A. Rufino St. corner Esteban St.
Line-up: Michelle Fitzgerald, Stella Ignacio, Carina Quiogue Dignos with Ed Carino & Boy Trillanes, KT Mas, Masashi Tsudaka, Cacophony, Ghost Pepper, Johnny Alegre Trio, Kizotano, The Jireh Calo Project, Tonet Lipana & Lynn Sherman

Mod Stage by MOD Philippines + Ava Prime@Society Lounge / G/F Atrium Bldg. Makati Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas
Line-up: Neighbors, Dandimites, Goodleaf, Minerva, Dragonfly Collector, Edralins, Flippin? Soul Stompers, Escolta 3am, The Royal, Sundown Muse, Shane Cosgrove, Chicochongchu, Papamod With the participation of Body Shots 2014 Models, Vespa Club, Mini Cooper Club, Lee Cooper Fashion Show

Jazz Stage by PI Jazz Festival Foundation Hosted by Sandra Lim-Viray@Bayleaf Lounge / 2/F St. Giles Hotel Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue
Line-up: Ed Casta?eda, Sara Bichachi, Rayie (Ray & Ayie), Christian Herve, Koko Marbella, Anything Goes with Michael Puyat & Friends, Romy Posadas, Colby de la Calzada, Jun Viray, Arthur Manuntag, Cheryl Santaromana, Margaux Salcedo, Megan Herrera, Rosanna Gaerlan, Sean Manuntag, Tessie Garcia

Electronica Stage by Nomad Massive@Time in Manila / 7840 Makati Ave. (across A-Venue Mall)
Line-up main room: Alley Kat, Herbie Walton & Her Cabral, Miss Badkiss & Emel Rowe, Ingo Vogelmann, Pav Parrotte, Martin Lugtu, Alinep
Line-up roof deck: Sparkee, Joee Mejias, Modulogeek, ProcopioKillsAll, GYHT, Turbo Goth, Fdog 13, Red-I, Bauhaus Cloud, No-Rom, Anomaly 1, Liquid A, Soulflower, Toro, Mecha, Kishore, Helen

Indie Stage by NDFY@12 Monkeys / 5/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
Line-up: Ourselves The Elves, The Ransom Collective, Hana, ACBD, Three.!, The Jireh Calo Project, Farewell Fair Weather, Sud, Carlos Castano, Brisom, tide/edit, Pitik, Earthmover, Identikit, Autotelic, Sinyma, Tarsius

Lineup for Intramuros and Malate stages to follow.

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