France has announced approval for dozens of electronic music events to go ahead outdoors this summer.
Between June 18th and September 26th different places in France will host numerous cultural events with different entertainment that caters for all tastes. Among the schedule are several electronic music parties that will be organised by the Paris based association Technopol.
Technopol is a not-for-profit company dedicated to growing the electronic music scene in France, and along with skills workshops, they host discussion panels and live music events.
The cultural event is called ‘Zones d’Urgence Temporaire Artistique’ which translates to ‘Artistic Temporary Emergency Zones’.
Financed by the government, the proposal to feature electronic music was launched by the Technopol association a couple of months ago, and will be held according to the health standards in force at all times. This means, unless the COVID-19 safety guidelines for events change in a couple of months, then the public will have to be seated.
The first will be held in the park of La Villette (Paris) on 18 June, but the events will be spread across the country, and the other locations have yet to be announced.
Max Le Disez from Technopol told Tsugi: “With this project, we want to highlight all the diversity of the French electronic scene,” then continued “Like street art, we want to confront people with this music that they may not know and to discover the richness of the French scene, to show that it is part of French culture.”
Hosted in temporary outdoor venues, the cultural events include a multitude of concerts and artistic creations in all disciplines such as visual and digital arts, graffiti, hip hop dance, and set design.