Around the World

Italy’s Festa Della Musica began in 1985, shortly after the founding of France’s FĂȘte de la Musique. But it’s only in the last few years that it has grown to its current enormous size: 10,707 performances by 34,137 musicians across 571 cities in 2017 (up from “just” 85 participating cities in 2015).

Countless cultural partners, city governments, music instrument associations, and national ministries contribute to bringing the event to life on this massive scale.