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"We will be there in 2021": the platform for music festivals that meets the public

2020-11-28T19:21:13.720Z

A hundred festival organizers signed a forum posted on social networks this Friday noon to affirm their determination.



“Festivals 2021: why we believe in it!

We, festival organizers, are determined to bring our events to life in 2021. ”This is a strong signal sent by the organizers of music festivals.

In a forum

(to find below)

signed by a hundred of them and widely distributed on social networks this Friday, they meet their audience.

An unprecedented and united initiative aimed at reassuring professionals in the sector and especially festival-goers who have been deprived of concerts for many months.

Hard hit by the health crisis linked to Covid-19 and victims of an almost white year 2020, with the cancellation or postponement of the majority of their musical and festive gatherings, the organizers show their determination and their mobilization "to preserve the 'spirit of celebration and sharing that characterizes

(our)

meetings ”.

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“The challenge that awaits us for the next few months is considerable, but it is surmountable and we are ready.

Weather, financial or security, our festivals have gone through many crises in recent years.

They always got over it.

The current crisis will be no exception ”, indicates the text, the conclusion of which is clear to say the least:“ Our teams are already at work.

The artists are getting ready.

The public is waiting for us.

We believe in !

"

The idea for this forum was born after the first Estates General of French festivals organized in Avignon (Vaucluse) under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture.

“Roselyne Bachelot said she was determined that France remains a land of festivals.

We heard it and took note of it.

The message is that we don't just sit there with our arms hanging around.

It is also a signal to the government and prefectural forces ”, explains Jean-Paul Roland, director of Eurockéennes de Belfort, at the origin of this action with some of his“ colleagues ”.

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“There was a somewhat deafening silence from the festivals vis-à-vis the general public,” he continues.

We found it relevant to affirm at the same time and with the same words, beyond our size or our type of structure, our strong conviction to present our events in 2021. It is not because we were not speaking that 'we weren't working.

"

At a time when the government has unveiled a deconfinement calendar for cultural places, and despite the announced aid of 200 million euros for private live entertainment, concerts and musical events remain at a standstill.

But the festival organizers did not wait to organize the recovery.

From next week, many of them will announce their dates and schedules, and open their ticket office.

So it was the right time to communicate.

"We are the last of the last to reopen, but we are the first of the first to believe it"

“We wanted to say that we are still standing,” confirms Jérôme Tréhorel, director of Vieilles Charrues de Carhaix (Finistère).

The positive side of this crisis is this spontaneous and sincere solidarity.

Everyone is hand in hand, and no one is left by the side of the road.

Maybe we'll have to do it differently, but whatever happens, we'll be there!

We must be patient and responsible, we will adapt according to the evolution of the situation.

We have until February-March to have better visibility.

"

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Jean-Paul Roland assures us that "working groups hear epidemiologists and people who develop applications, such as the one which links an antigen test with a ticket".

The director of the Eurockéennes has this beautiful phrase in conclusion: "We are often told that we are the last of the last to reopen, but we are the first of the first to believe it".

Festivals 2021: why we believe in it!

We festival organizers are determined to bring our events to life in 2021.

Behind the masks: smiles to find!

At the beginning of October, French festivals gathered in Avignon for their 1st Estates General, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture.

More than 1,500 participants gathered on site, online and in the regions for a strong moment of recognition of our professions.

Sustainable development, economic models, volunteering or even supporting artists, there was no lack of subjects for debate.

But the essentials ultimately went beyond the content of our discussions.

We were looking to the future again, driven by the same conviction: to revive our events in 2021.

Why this determination?

Firstly, because as festival organizers, nothing prevents us from believing in it.

Optimists by nature, entrepreneurs by profession, we are fully committed to the preparation of our next editions.

In terms of responsibility, we work with the State services on the contours of events which will be adapted in their formats to the health context.

All mobilized to preserve the spirit of celebration and sharing that characterizes our meetings.

Our optimism is also nourished by the support we receive from our partners, service providers, teams and festival-goers every day.

Many artists initially scheduled for 2020 have expressed their desire to be present in 2021, some are already confirmed.

They will be joined by new artistic proposals designed especially for the next season.

Other heartwarming signals: all the messages sent by our festival-goers in recent months.

Not to mention those who wished to keep their ticket.

A trust that honors us and encourages us.

The challenge that awaits us for the next few months is considerable, but it is surmountable and we are ready.

Weather, financial or security, our festivals have gone through many crises in recent years.

They always got over it.

The current crisis will be no exception.

As cultural, social and economic players in our territories, we do not only want to organize our festivals in 2021. We have a responsibility.

Our teams are already at work.

The artists are getting ready.

The public is waiting for us.

We believe in !

Source: leparis

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