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"Not an artist should pay the bill for the 2024 Olympics": the growing anger of the festivals

2022-12-09T17:45:16.646Z

Almost two months after discovering the threats to cultural events during the Olympics, organizers and elected officials are asking for a state response.



The announcement before the senators, at the turn of a hearing on the security conditions of the Paris Olympic Games, had set fire to the powder in October.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin explained that major cultural events requiring the mobilization of law enforcement during the summer of 2024 will have to be "postponed or canceled" to ensure the security of the Olympics.

In the viewfinder, the festivals attracting the most public, such as the Francofolies, the Vieilles Charrues, Avignon or the Eurockéennes.

Fright and amazement in a sector that is struggling to recover from the covid years.

A month and a half later, despite promises of consultation and a meeting with the Ministry of Culture announced for mid-December, nothing has progressed.

On December 9, no appointment was announced rue de Valois.

The festivals remain in the dark and the local elected officials, who know how important these events are for their territories, panic.

Read alsoThe festivals and major concerts of summer 2024 sacrificed on the altar of the Paris Olympics

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Source: lefigaro

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