Every year on June 21, 450 cities in 110 countries around the world come alive with the sound of local music. 2014 marks the sixth year that Brisbane has been a part of this worldwide phenomenon.

The concept of Fete De La Musique was developed by the French government in 1982 and has grown to be known as the ‘largest international live music event in the world’.

This year on Saturday June 21 the streets of Brisbane will be filled with the sounds of multiple music genres, ranging from jazz to hip hop to country.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the day is all about celebrating Brisbane’s local music scene.

“Plan the day to see as many musical acts as possible around the city. There are no tickets, no box seats and no headlines, just great music,” he says. “Celebrating our city’s talented musicians is part of my vision for an inclusive city where we nurture and develop our residents’ passions.”

The festival is all about spontaneity! Performers will pop in all types of places: shopping centres, parks, street corners, front yards, even on public transport!

Performances will take place in Fortitude Valley until lunchtime and then in Queen Street and Southbank from lunchtime through to the evening. For more information, including a detailed program of the day visit http://www.fetedelamusiquebrisbane.com.au/