Ireland Rennes. Covid. The Bars en Trans festival throws in the towel… but not quite
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The bars en Trans festival was to take place from December 3 to 6. Most of the lineup is canceled, but the festival is considering a live web date in December and concerts in the spring.
It's not easy to exist when you have multiple disabilities in the time of Covid: being a contemporary music festival usually organizing standing concerts (prohibited) in bars that have been closed for a few days. Thewill have tried the impossible to the end: but now, confinement puts an end to the dream of seeing live concerts again in a few weeks' time in Rennes, the rock city.
Coronavirus in Ille-Vilaine: The curfew implemented throughout the department from Friday midnight
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"We don't want to say the word cancellation, but that's it all the same ... Admits Philippe le Breton, artistic director of the festival who mobilizes a team of enthusiasts. As early as August“ Today is a hangover ” We had planned 40 groups instead of 120, more pop songs, in eight places instead of 17 last year. At the conservatory chapel, at the Vieux Saint-Etienne theater, at the Parcheminerie theater, but also in eight bars. We were waiting for the validation of the safety file which had made good progress with the help of the city of Rennes… ”
Thursday, Philippe Le Breton announced the programming of this 2020 edition which will never take place at the Bars en Trans team, during a press conference behind closed doors. “ They were enthusiastic about the group names. But at the same time it was very painful and I broke down a bit… Today it's a bit of a hangover ".“As soon as possible, we will do concerts again”
But giving up completely is not part of the vocabulary of bars in Trans. “I'm going to contact 5-6 artists, we would like to offer a live concert on the web on December 6th. And we hope to offer concerts in the spring. With the musical Trans, the bars in Trans we gave people hope and desire to meet again. So as soon as possible, as soon as the cafes can reopen, we will do concerts. "
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