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Rock en Seine fulfills its objective with 110,000 people

Ⓒ AFP – Zakaria ABDELKAFI – | The 15th edition of Rock en Seine attracted 110,000 festival-goers, a contract filled up for the organizers, despite the absence of a big star, but with sure values ​​like PJ Harvey, The XX or Franz Ferdinand and young federative artists like Jain.

The 15th edition of Rock en Seine attracted 110,000 festival-goers, a contract filled up for the organizers, despite the absence of a big star, but with sure values ​​like PJ Harvey, The XX or Franz Ferdinand and young federative artists like Jain.

This influx is the same as the previous edition, which had declined slightly from the maximum reached so far (120,000 people).

Enough to satisfy the director François Missonnier. “It was a bet, it is won,” he congratulated Sunday on a final day that had to fill up like Saturday (40,000 spectators, 30,000 on Friday).

“It is a good score because it is an edition that has given a lot of space to young talent,” said Valérie Pécresse, President of the Region Ile-de-France, who subsidizes the festival to the tune of 600,000 euros.

This support was maintained, while Mrs. Pécresse is waiting for the future of the festival bought back at the end of March by businessman Matthieu Pigasse.

Ⓒ AFP – Zakaria ABDELKAFI – | Spectators of the 15th edition of Rock en Seine in Saint-Clud, August 25, 2017

The latter is indeed in discussion with the American group AEG, world leader of theaters, for an entry in the capital.

A perspective that “worried” the president of the Region. But she told a handful of journalists that they were still “reassured” by Mr. Pigasse: “He assured me that he would not give up the majority of the shares and that he would maintain all the obligations related to the The diversity of programming, the emergence of talents, as they had been signed “.

“We will see if the commitments he has made are held, and especially if the majority of the capital remains French,” she concluded.

The good attendance of Rock en Seine, is in line with a successful season for the festivals of the Ile-de-France. We Love Green saw its attendance increase by 20% with 58,000 festival-goers in two days and the newcomer Lollapalooza, mastodon under the banner Live Nation, attracted 110,000 people in two days for its first edition. Only Solidays saw its affluence decrease, by 20% all the same (169,000 people in three days).

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