If you like electronic music, now might be the time to book your Saturday afternoon. Because this September 24, it is the return of the Techno Parade in the streets of Paris, after two years of absence.
Where and when ?
The festivities begin at 2 p.m. for a course of more than 6 km. The parade will start at Place Denfert-Rochereau and end at Place de la Nation, passing through Boulevards Saint-Michel, Saint-Germain and Henri IV, Place de la Bastille and Rue de Lyon.
The last edition in 2019 brought together 300,000 people from the Louvre to Place d’Italie.
Who will we be able to see and hear?
The Techno Parade wants to be eclectic in terms of musical genres, so there will be house but also trance or drum’n’bass, from the hottest to the most restless, in short. The Avener, known in particular for his remix of the title The Fade Out Line Australian Phoebe Killdeer (yes, if you know), will be one of the distinguished guests.
The Niçois Feder, author of a title for Mylène Farmer and a great purveyor of pieces quick to move the buttocks or the Dutchman Bakermat will also be great hosts of the event.
Eleven floats will punctuate the course, for the pleasure of the ears but also the eyes. Note the presence of the Institut du Monde Arabe float, decked out in the colors of Habibi, the revolutions of lovehis next great exhibition on LGBTQIA+ identitiesand which will bring together DJs like Hadj Sameer, Zaatar, Sara Dziri and kasbaH.
The latest edition, in 2019, was dedicated to Steve Maia Caniço, who drowned during the Fête de la Musique in Nantes after a controversial police intervention. This year, the 24th Techno Parade calls for “partying together” for better recognition of electronic music.
The Technopol association, organizer of the party, calls in particular for “fair treatment for actors and actresses of electronic music”, pointing to “imbalances in the allocation of public subsidies, but also additional constraints during the establishment electro festivals” compared to their colleagues in the “current music” category.