Canceled due to coronavirus, the festival, which raises funds to help AIDS patients, finally organized a mini-edition reserved for caregivers to thank them for their action during the health crisis.

Attention hailed by medical staff "on the front line" for over a year.

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Canceled two years in a row because of the coronavirus epidemic and health restrictions, the Solidays festival is still being held this Sunday in a mini-edition ... reserved for caregivers.

One way to thank the latter, invited free of charge, for having been on the front line during the health crisis.

On the program: -M-, Yael Naim, or even Amadou and Mariam, all over one day of festivities. 

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These caregivers are honored upon entering, with a huge banner carrying the message "Thank you".

On the festival lawn, there are those who work in nursing homes, medical offices or hospitals, such as Charline and Magali, two nurses.

"We're not just little hands in hospitals" 

"It's really fun. We're not just little hands in hospitals ... We do something useful and it is recognized by the general public", rejoices Charline, saying she is "really" touched.

"These long months of taking care of all the sick, it was very hard. There, today, we will be able to celebrate and enjoy our day with a beautiful sun", adds Magali.

For these 4,000 caregivers drawn at random, twelve artists must parade on stage. Meanwhile, Diane, one of the 400 volunteers, is waiting for festival-goers at the well-being stand.

"Physiotherapy, shiatsu for a little more relaxation", she describes.

"It is the letting go for them, the time of a few minutes, so that they are pampered."

"Thank them in music"

This unprecedented edition was prepared in barely a month on the initiative of Florent Maréchal, one of the organizers.

"We are called Solidarité Sida, so we are in a good position to know that faced with epidemic crises, whether it is HIV or Covid-19, the men and women who are responsible for health, that is to say our caregivers, are often these frontline soldiers, ”he explains.

"We wanted to make our comeback to thank them in music."

In music, but also in thrills, because caregivers can even learn about bungee jumping, to, once and for all, let go.

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