Under strict sanitary conditions, the festivals will be able to take place this summer 2021, announced the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot. Overview in Limousin.
Unless there is a new epidemic outbreak, summer festivals may be held provided they take place outdoors with a maximum of 5,000 seats.
The Veyracomusies, the smallest of the big festivals, is the one that opens the ball of the musical season in Limousin. Normally scheduled from May 12 to 15, 2021. Despite the Minister’s announcements, many uncertainties remain.
“The 5,000-person capacity allows us to maintain the festival but without refreshment bar or catering, it becomes complicated. We are an open festival. Entrance on site is free and we have our paid concerts in a closed room, so it is impossible for the moment to do our concerts. ” Mickaël Moreau, co-programmer of Veyracomusies
The festivals Urban Empire, it will take place on August 27 and 28 on the Beaublanc esplanade in Limoges. Are programmed, among others, Woodkid, Mass Hysteria, Alpha Blondy or Hoshi. However, it will take reduce the ambitions of 8 to 10,000 spectators per day.
“5000 people seated in Beaublanc, it is not possible. the minister said that there could be additional ticketing, we will see to what extent it is possible. In addition, we could spend the event from 2 to 3 days. ” Asse Seck, organizer of the Urban Empire festival
Le festival rock Check-In Party is scheduled for August 20 and 21 at Guéret aerodrome. At present, the organizers reserve their decision until May on the holding of the event. There too, preparing concerts with a seated audience and without catering or refreshments seems complicated.
“It’s a blow. A seated festival is not compatible with Check-In Party. We hope sanitary conditions will change by then. In addition, 60% of our artists come from abroad, there is also this unknown. Anyway, we want to organize an event in 2021! “ Sébastien Chevrier, director of Check-In Party
There will be many festivals in Limousin this summer
For Brive Festival, which welcomes from July 22 to 25 in particular Vitaa and Slimane, Nekfeu, Julien Clerc or Suzane, the challenge is both financial and technical. Can the parking slab support the weight of a grandstand? Should we relocate the festival elsewhere in the city? Regarding the cachet of some artists, will it be compatible with such a reduced gauge?
“The artists think about their own economic model. Maybe some of them should review this model this summer. For the time being, all the artists are present. ” Stéphane Canarias, Director of Festival Production
Elsewhere in Corrèze, you can also sail on sight.
- A Chanteix, the organizers have not yet decided whether or not they will maintain the Aux Champs festival.
- To the Mother of Pearl Nights at Tulle, indoor concerts will be maintained but nothing has been stopped for the outdoors. It is planned to install seats on Place Gambetta, facing the main stage.
- The Vézère festival maintains the programming of its 40 years with 18 concerts planned this summer.
For the classical music of the festival 1001 notes, the 5000 seats is not a problem. In addition, the Mazeau park tested last summer remains available, even if this is not quite the spirit of the festival.
“We also want to do concerts in particular in Solignac, in places that have a rather extraordinary character. Today, we do not know if we can do it or not. If there is social distancing, the gauges will be too small, economically we will not be able to keep up. “ Albin De La Tour, director of the 1001 Notes Festival
In short, many uncertainties persist but the horizon should brighten with constantly changing health conditions. There will be festivals this summer in Limousin.