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There’s a rave at the French presidential palace happening this week

Featuring some of the nation’s top electronic artists like Busy P and Kavinsky…

There’s a rave at the French presidential palace happening this week
There’s a rave at the French presidential palace happening this week

There’s a rave happening at the French presidential palace this week.

Taking place tomorrow (Thursday, 21st June), the affair is part of the 37th annual Fête de la Musique, also known as Music Day, and marks the first-ever electronic music event to take place at the presidential palace, officially known as the Élysée Palace. 

Officially dubbed Élysée Fête La Musique, the four-hour show is an ode to “French Touch,” a style of French electronic music popularized in the ‘90s by artists like Daft Punk, Cassius, Modjo, Justice and Etienne de Crecy. Confirmed artists on the line-up include some of the nation’s top electronic acts including Kavinsky, Céziare, Chloé, Kiddy Smile and Ed Banger head honcho Busy P.

Tickets to the event, which is expected to attract 1,500 attendees, were made available for free on the official event website, which currently indicates that passes are no longer available.

There’s a whole host of raves taking place in unique settings this summer including an abandoned military base in the Netherlands and a sun-soaked vineyard deep in the south of France.

Read our feature on the French house renaissance. 

Photo credit: Remi Mathis [CC BY-SA 3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

John Ochoa is the editor-at-large of DJ Mag North America. You can find him living his best life on Twitter.

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