The streets of Melville will reverberate to the sound of music this Saturday as the Fete De La Musique gets underway.
Thousands of revellers are expected to join in the festivities which will see 7th Street turned into a pedestrian friendly zone for audiences to enjoy live performances and extended local restaurants.
From midday until 7pm, there’ll be a carnival atmosphere as musicians take to stages and select restaurants to entertain crowds.
Held annually since 2011, the event seeks to celebrate music and promote emerging artists by bringing people in the same space to appreciate music performances. Entrance is free.
The event is organised by the City of Johannesburg and the Melville Residents Association. Dudu Maseko, Group Head of Community Development in Joburg says the event is expected to attract over 10 000 people. “We’ll close and reclaim the streets for various activities including music and street theatre to demonstrate how the streets can be used optimally to benefit everyone.”
Among the bands billed to perform on Saturday are Nakhane Toure, Buskaid, Nicky B, Feed the Animals, The Hip Replacements, D J Labelle and Mashed up Jazz Session. More than 100 artists are lined up to perform.
There will be road closures around Melville to create a safe environment for pedestrians.