Music Guide: 2013 Fête de la Musique on June 15 ~ Pinoy Media

Friday, June 14, 2013

Music Guide: 2013 Fête de la Musique on June 15

Over 100 acts are expected to take part in the 2013 Fête de la Musique, which will take place this Saturday, June 15.

The main stage will be at the A.Venue Mall Open Parking (along Makati Avenue) while 8 other pocket stages will offer various music genres simultaneously.

From 4 pm onwards, audiences can enjoy listening to music from the country’s best musical talents as well as French electro-pop sensation The Naïve New Beaters, also known as NNBS.

NNBS is composed of David Boring, Martin Luther BB King, and Eurobelix, whose differences in background and influence result in a savage kind of exotic music with touches of rock, electronica and hip hop.

In 2004, they released their debut album Wallace, which they promoted by touring famous festivals around Europe, in cooperation with Nokia. Eight years later, NNBS reinforced their electro-pop-rock-cheerful sound with a second album, La Onda. In 2013, they share their natural energy and bring their odd and crazy but stimulating sound to Southeast Asia with a 6-city tour that kicks off on the Fête de la Musique stage in Manila.

Fête de la Musique also aims to showcase the richness, diversity and broad spectrum of the Filipino music scene. From 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., over 100 local acts will rock out at both the Fête main stage and the 8 pocket stages. The main stage will feature Razorback, Up Dharma Down, SinoSikat, Noli Aurillo, Bayang Barrios Lady-I, Yolanda Moon and Hidden Nikki, together with other surprise guests.

Independently organized pocket stages, all free of cover charge as well, will be located in nearby establishments for people to freely jump from one venue to another.

They are as follows: Jazz by the PI Jazz Festival Foundation at Bay Leaf Lounge, St Giles; Blues/Soul/Ska by Mamborat Productions x Manila Soul Club at H& J (formerly Heckle & Jeckle); Reggae & World by Rebel Lion Productions at Café Curieux; Indie by Terno Recordings at B-Side; Rock/Pop-rock by Revolver Productions at Saguijo; Hip-Hop by Music Colony at Society Lounge; Electronica by Nomad Massive at Buddha Bar; and Latin at Chihuahua.

Fête de la Musique 2013 is organized by the Alliance Française de Manille, the Embassy of France to the Philippines and B-Side Productions.

For more information, contact Sabrina Durand, AFM Cultural Coordinator, at Tel. No. 895-7585 or through email at, or Ariane Tricaud, French Embassy Cultural Attaché at Tel. No. 857-6935 or through email at

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