Covid: standing concerts to resume from June 30 in France, Bachelot announces

Published by Elodie D., Caroline J. · Updated on 23 June 2021 at 19h27 · Published on 21 June 2021 at 11h40
Standing concerts will resume in France starting from June 30, 2021, Minister for Culture Roselyne Bachelot announced in a press brief held this Monday June 21, 2021 on the occasion of Make Music Day.

We would have loved to enjoy a normal Make Music Day with small shows in the streets. Never mind, we can yet enjoy mini-concerts in bars and restaurants this Monday June 21.

But the real party is getting started for concerts that will be allowed to resume from June 30, 2021. On May 25, 2021, like any standing festival, they have been allowed to resume in July.

Metal concerts where slamming and pogo or even "wall of death" are not rare. "The pit is divided in to two and each side of the pit runs towards the other, shaking their arms, and legs", Bachelot described on Europe 1. "We can obviously think that in terms of health safety, this is not great", she said.

As for the new gauges, the government settled on a "75% gauge in indoor venues, and 100% gauge outdoors", the Minister stated.

The other good news of the day is that nightclubs will be allowed to reopen from July 9, Alain Griset announced this very morning, without compulsory facemask-wearing, but providing a health pass via vaccination or negative PCR test to enter the venues.

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