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Covid-19: the Main Square festival in Arras canceled for the second year in a row


Organizers believe that the rules for seated gatherings of less than 5,000 people were not applicable for an event that received more than 100,000 in 2019.

The 16th edition of the Main Square current music festival in Arras has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 epidemic and "

government procrastination

", and postponed to early July 2022, the organizers announced on Wednesday .

In a press release, the organizers stress that they "

took the time to reflect

", given the opportunity left by the government to festivals "

to welcome 5,000 people, seated, distanced, in compliance with strict health rules


To finally decide that these conditions "

do not correspond

" to the spirit of the festival and the expectations of its audience, nearly 115,000 people in July 2019.

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If a few weeks ago, we were enthusiastic and optimistic

", the "

current situation as well as the procrastination of the government dashed our hopes of a Main Square in the Citadel as we all like it, in 2021

", indicate -they.

Can we really deprive ourselves of the conviviality, the exchange, the frenzy and the sharing which make all the salt of the Arrageois event and very often the spirit of contemporary music festivals?

»They point out.

The new appointment is set for July 1, 2 and 3, 2022, with the poster already showing the name of Sting, which "

confirms his return

", they add.

They specify that the tickets purchased for 2020 as well as those for 2021 will be valid for 2022.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2021-03-31

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