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ZUT, these ephemeral festivals that will brighten up the summer


Temporary artistic emergency zones, spaces dedicated to creation and celebration, are popping up all over France. The first of its kind was inaugurated this Friday evening in the Parc de La Villette.

Nestled under the Parisian periphery, the new area of ​​Parc de La Villette promises to attract young people and creativity.

Simply called “Le Périphérique”, this stage, inaugurated on June 18, also hosts the first temporary artistic emergency zone (ZUT).

This system, set up in partnership with Technopol and supported by the Ministry of Culture, aims to reconnect with the festive spirit of days gone by.

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This ephemeral space will bring together, around electronic music,

"many disciplines such as plastic arts, performance, graffiti, digital arts, hip-hop dance"

or even scenography, states a press release. From June 18 to September 19, 2021, will follow one another on stage, every weekend, artists from the French techno scene, but also from abroad. During the week, visual works will be accessible to the public.

In France, twenty-eight ZUT are due to see the light of day, all on the same dates and on the model proposed by La Villette and Technopol.

These have signed a charter in order to commit to respecting the health constraints linked to the pandemic, to fair remuneration for artists, to setting up teams and mixed and equal programming, while respecting the environment.

On this last point, the president of the Park and the Grande Halle de La Villette, Didier Fusiller, told

Le Figaro

that the artists programmed are mainly local, in order to favor their coming by train.

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No ticket office has been set up for the event. First come, first served. Whoever wants to discover the initiative will be forced to queue. Especially since the places are expensive: the sanitary instructions being strict, only 500 people at a time will be able to attend seated and masked concerts. From July 1, the limit will be increased to 1,000 people, still comfortably seated in deckchairs facing the stage, in order to avoid the installation of the sanitary pass.

Source: lefigaro

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