Solidays Festival 2021: cancelled

Published by Laurent P., Caroline J. · Photos by Caroline J. · Published on 10 February 2021 at 19h36 · Updated on 11 February 2021 at 10h43
Solidays festival wanted to believe in it, but will ultimately be not... Solidarité Sida has announced in a release the edition 2021 is cancelled over the health crisis. The artists scheduled such as Black Eyed Peas, Boris Brejcha, Damso, Justice and even Sean Paul and Suzane will not take over Hippodrome de Paris Longchamp this coming June.

After an edition 2020 cancelled over the health crisis, the Solidays festival will not make it either in 2021, according to Solidarité Sida that announced the event was cancel on Wednesday February 10 in a release. The festival was to take place on Friday June 18, Saturday 19, and Sunday 20 at  the Hippodrome de ParisLongchamp for an edition likely to make you smile again.

"We no longer have the time to wait, nor do we have a reassuring vaccination rate, nor the hypothetic implementation of health passport, nor the happy day we will all see things return to normal" the association explains. Yet, this very Wednesday, Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot explained "the hypothesis of a festival-free summer is excluded", as she said she was working with promoters especially for standing festivals, "to see the conditions under which we can keep festivalgoers and people on stage safe".

Remember, in 2019, Solidays welcomed about 80 new concerts against AIDS with artists as prestigious as Angèle, Suprême NTM, The Blaze, Lomepal, Die Antwoord, Ninho, Macklemore, John Butler Trio and even Salut C'est Cool.

But what would have been the lineup for the edition 2021? Well, the famous Black Eyed Peas would have been there, so would have electro artist Boris Brejcha, rapper Damso, duo Justice for an exclusive DJ set.

And this is not all, since Solidays also planned to sound good with MeuteSean Paul, and Suzane

Lineup 2021:

  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Boris Brejcha
  • Damso
  • Justice (dj set)
  • Meute
  • Sean Paul
  • Suzane
  • ...

For the record, for 23 years, Solidays in: 8,500 volunteers, 1,100 artists, 25 million donated funds to fight against AIDS, 2,200 programs supported in 42 countries and 2,800km of handed condoms! To overcome the cancelation of the event, Solidarité Sida said they are considering working on a special night in June that will air on TV, as well as an event in another way or another weekend the festival can take place.

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