France’s Unrest Forces Cancellation of Music Festivals and Events

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France’s Unrest Forces Cancellation of Music Festivals and Events

The ongoing unrest in France has resulted in the cancellation of numerous music festivals and events across the country.

The riots began following the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old by police in Nanterre, Paris, last week.

Protests against police violence have since spread from Nanterre to other suburbs of Paris, as well as cities like Toulouse, Dijon, and Lille.

With curfews, fires, and over 3,000 arrests, many scheduled events have been forced to cancel.

The Madame Loyale festival, initially planned for July 1 in Paris, had to be called off due to the implementation of a ceasefire by the Villeneuve-la-Garenne town hall and the inaccessibility of public transport.

Organizers intend to reschedule the event, which was set to feature performances by Mind Against, Âme, Trikk, and more.

Similarly, The Beat and Beer Festival, a two-day event in Montrouge near Paris, had to be cancelled following the decision of the City of Malakoff to cancel all planned events for the weekend. The festival was to showcase artists like Celyon, René Danger, and Futuro.

Feel Free Records’ Silence Ça Rave, 100Canap’s Insomnia night, and the final day of the 11th Fnac Live festival in Paris were also among the cancellations, according to Resident Advisor.

The Nostromo Festival, scheduled for this weekend in north-central France, has also been cancelled. The festival expressed disappointment in the unilateral decision to ban the event without any dialogue, indicating that the cancellation was out of proportion. While the exact reason for the cancellation is unclear, it is believed to be connected to the ongoing riots.

The cancellation of these events reflects the challenging circumstances and the impact of the unrest in France.


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