A guitarist in Paris during the Fête de la musique 2019. - Ludovic MARIN / AFP

Sanitary constraints and social distancing give the "la" of the Fête de la musique, Sunday, with a small event, since a limited audience will be able to attend Bercy at a concert bringing together forty artists for a show broadcast on France 2. "Concerts may take place in places authorized to welcome the public in compliance with health rules under the responsibility of the site manager and outdoors under the responsibility of an organizer with respect for physical distances without creating a crowd nearby ", Details the Ministry of Culture in a press release.

40 artists and 2,000 spectators in Bercy

This will be the case for the France Télévisions program on June 19, Tous ensemble pour la musique live de Bercy with some forty artists from the French scene and spectators. "Paris having passed into the green zone, theaters are authorized to accommodate up to 5,000 people under very strict sanitary conditions," explains Nicolas Dupeux, the owner of the AccorHotels Arena in Le Parisien . We have chosen to be responsible and to receive 2,000 this Friday. ” One seat will be left empty every two seats and the wearing of a mask will be compulsory. Tickets are free. Vianney, Claudio Capeo, Pascal Obispo, Tryo, Salvatore Adamo, Benabar, Tom Leeb, Antoine Elie, Garou or LEJ are notably on the bill.

Spontaneous concerts prohibited

In addition, gatherings "of more than 10 people are always prohibited on the public domain, spontaneous concerts are not allowed," said the ministry. However, demonstrations on the public highway may be subject to a special regime, with prior authorization from the prefect of the department, in conjunction with the Mayor. ” For bars, cafes and restaurants, "the organization of concerts is the responsibility of the operator of the place: they are not recommended since they are likely to generate uncontrolled gatherings on the public highway", insists the ministry .

All in choir at 8 p.m.

To "greet all caregivers, concerts reserved for patients and caregivers and their families will be organized in hospitals" in several regions with artists such as Tim Dup, Cyril Mokaiesh or Angélique Kidjo. Jean-Michel Jarre will present Seul ensemble at 9:30 p.m., a concert in virtual reality from his studio, during which he "may be simultaneously present as an avatar in front of an audience of avatars from all over the world". A performance in particular broadcast on the YouTube channels of the Ministry of Culture and the star.

All musicians, amateurs and professionals, are also invited to interpret or reinterpret Chanson sur ma funny de vie by Véronique Sanson, on June 21 at the same time, just after 8 p.m., everyone at home, on their balcony or at their window, in his garden or in his yard, on social networks.


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