Matches, music festival: cities give up organizing these public events


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A. Jolly, M. Mullot, J. Lonchampt, A. Dupont, M. Beaudouin, M. Diawara, J. Pires – France 2

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Some municipalities have decided to give up organizing the music festival or to prohibit the broadcasts of matches in bars because of the imposed health protocol.

On June 21, there will be no drums or the streets of Montargis (Loiret). The music festival, which attracts up to 20,000 people each year, has been canceled. The decision was taken by the municipality in view of the protocol to be respected. The latter plans to end the party at 23 hours maximum, curfew requires. Participants will also have to remain seated, and impromptu concerts in the street will be prohibited. Those in bars will be strongly discouraged.

For Benoît Digeon, mayor (LR) of Montargis, it was therefore not worth it. “From the moment when everything is prohibited in bars and restaurants, and spontaneity is no longer in order, it is not possible to organize the music festival”, explains the chosen one. So, how do you manage the flow during festive events? In the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the decision was radical: for the rugby derby between Biarritz and Bayonne, Saturday, June 12, the prefecture decided to ban the broadcast of the match in bars to avoid crowds. The town hall of Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) took a similar decision on the eve of the start of the Euro football.

In Rennes, no broadcasting of matches on the terrace in bars (West France)
Impossible distancing in Montargis: the music festival canceled (The Parisian) Fan Zones sanitary protocol
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