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Fiesta des Suds 2021

This international music festival is an essential part of Marseille's cultural identity

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A three-day celebration of cultural diversity, Fiesta des Suds is a perfect mix of rock, pop, folk and world music, Afrobeat, reggae, electronica, and kuduro. This seaside celebration gathers several dozens of festival-goers in the scenic marine setting of the Esplanade J4, close to the Old Port of Marseille.

Fiesta des Suds kicked off back in 1992 and initially focused on the music genres of Southern Europe and Latin countries. The first two editions of ‘Festival of the South" were held in the dock buildings in the La Joliette neighborhood, which at the time was a desolate area of the fruit import storage. Today, La Joliette is the place to welcome cruise ships and to shop in the designer stores. Over the years, Fiesta des Suds changed several locations, turning run-down places into regenerated venues.

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