The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron used to open the Elysee Palace to artists for the music festival, a tradition from which he had however departed in 2020 due to the health crisis.
The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron indicated Thursday, June 17 that a concert would be held at the Elysee Palace, on the occasion of the music festival, on June 21 with “electro music, DJs” and citing Jean-Michel Jarre and Cerrone.
“I confirm that there will be – respecting the rules decided elsewhere, with the sanitary constraints of gauge, distance, sitting – a concert”, replied the Head of State to a question from a journalist on the sidelines a trip to the Aisne.
For this 40th edition, the Fête de la Musique must adapt to restrictions, even if they have been relaxed. No more curfew at 11 p.m. but an obligation to wear a mask during gatherings and a ban on gatherings of more than ten people in public spaces. The head of government warned on June 16 that wild concerts giving rise to “crowds on the public highway” will not be accepted.
On the other hand, “mini concerts in bars and restaurants will be possible”, announced the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, on franceinfo on Thursday, June 17.
The President of the Republic has also indicated that he would receive the representatives of nightclub managers the same day, whose establishments are closed without a scheduled reopening date.
“We must be very vigilant: if we reopen everything immediately, the risk is that the virus will re-circulate and that we will go back”, he added, affirming that “discussions are in class”.
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