France’s ‘Fête de la Musique’ will be filmed with no audience in Nice, the capital of the Riviera, to follow social distancing measures

France’s ‘Fête de la Musique’ will be filmed with no audience in Nice, the capital of the Riviera, to follow social distancing measures.

THIS year French TV channel, France 2, was to set up its cameras in Nice for the recording of the Fête de la Musique. The capital of the Riviera, which has twice been the scene of the summer musical show, had welcomed nearly 30,000 people during the first two editions. However, due to the coronavirus and the social distancing measures put in place to stem the pandemic, the public channel decided to change its plans and hold the event in a different way.
On June 19, viewers of France 2 can watch a programme entitled ‘Tous ensemble pour la musique.’ The event will welcome dozens of artists who will perform in the middle of an empty AccorHotels Arena without an audience.
“The idea is to bring together 30 artists in order to organise an evening in support of hotels that cannot open at the moment and the festivals that have been cancelled this summer,” explains Alexandra Redde-Amiel, director of entertainment for France Televisions.
More than a concert, the programme will be an opportunity to put musical culture in the spotlight. “There will be live musicians of course but also a certain number of projections of cult concerts in legendary halls and highlights, experienced in the biggest festivals in France and in French-speaking countries with which we are working on the preparation of this evening,” says Alexandra Redde-Amiel.

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