Next Saturday, London is holding the Music Day, a day of free public events to celebrate the universal language of music.
Originated in France, in 1982, it takes place yearly on the 21st of June – the mid-summer solstice. Last year, it was celebrated in 108 countries and 726 cities around the world.
The idea is to take music onto the streets – parks, street corners, cafe terraces, rooftops, underpasses and playgrounds, although some gigs happen in venues.
The UK started participating in 2013, with 20 events from Belfast to Jersey. Since this year the date falls on a Saturday, the organisers’ expectation is to gather many more performances and people.
Check up the event listings: performances occur in several towns and are divided into 24 music styles. That is music for all tastes!