Paris, April 2nd (EFE) .- The organizers of Les Eurockéennes, one of the great music festivals of the summer season in France, which takes place in Belfort (northeast), announced this Friday, as previously announced, the cancellation of the 2020 edition for last year due to the Limitations due to the coronavirus.
In a statement on their website, they stated that the rules the French government has put in place to celebrate festivals this year seem “totally inconsistent with the spirit of a lively and exciting event like Les Eurockéennes”.
In particular, they pointed out the maximum capacity of 5,000 spectators, which adds the rule of distancing between participants, the obligation that everyone should take a seat, as well as the lack of indications of the possibility of organizing a bar service and restoration for the time being.
Les Eurockéennes was scheduled for July 1st to 4th and the responsible team had suggested that the capacity limit should be a percentage of the total capacity rather than a predetermined number.
Restrictions in France will tighten from this weekend as the restrictions already in place on the 19 departments where more epidemics are occurring will be extended across the country.
The number of infections has been over 50,000 a day for the past few days (50,659 reported Thursday) and pressures in hospitals continue to rise. 28,581 patients were enrolled and 5,109 in the ucis.
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