The organization of test concerts arouses envy

SURVEY – At the end of March-beginning of April, the Accor Arena, in Paris, will welcome 5,000 guests and the Dôme, in Marseille, 2,000 people. A way for big venues and festivals to test protocols. Investigation into a race against time which is as much political as it is economic.

It may sound unbelievable. And yet. If the circulation of the virus allows it towards the end of March-beginning of April, Accor Arena, in Paris, the most prestigious concert hall in France closed for a year, will reopen its doors for one evening.

On the duly secured square, 5,000 spectators will pass the controls by showing their ticket and a PCR test carried out 72 hours previously. They must have activated the TousAntiCovid application. Masked, standing in the pit, the public will be able to sing, dance, and treat themselves to beers at the bar. Either the most prohibited configuration at the present time. Standing concerts will be the last to reopen after museums, cinemas, theaters and seated concerts. “The choice of artist on stage is not yet decided, says one of the organizers, Jean-Paul Roland, director of the Eurockéennes de Belfort. We are looking for a headliner that brings together at least two generations. ” Nicola Sirkis from Indochina would be a good idea.

We need to test a concert in a real situation to adapt our protocols and be ready when the concerts with public in the pit can resume.

Malika Séguineau, director of Prodiss

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