Emmanuel Macron decorated two big names in electro music on Monday, Jean-Michel Jarre and Marc Cerrone, before they took part in the concert in the courtyard of the Elysée for the 40th Music Festival.
“I decorated two huge stars for everything they have done and everything they inspire”, declared the Head of State by introducing the evening with his wife Brigitte on the vast stage mounted on the forecourt of the presidential palace.
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The works of Jean-Michel Jarre, 72 years old and pioneer of electro, and Marc Cerrone, 69 years old, “Are at the heart of French, European and world music and we can be proud of this music created in France and which shines” around the world, added Emmanuel Macron.
Charlotte Rampling in the audience
The first, author in particular of Oxygen and Equinox, has “Dedicated” this decoration “To the whole electronic music family, DJs, technicians … who have suffered so much from the pandemic for a year”.
The two musicians were on the program of the Elysée concert with several artists from the young electro generation such as NSDOS, Irène Dresel, Crystal Murray and Glitter.
They performed in front of some 300 people seated on stools, including a hundred young people registered on the Pass Culture site, local shopkeepers and invited personalities such as Jack Lang, the founder of the Fête de la Musique, or the actress. Charlotte Rampling, former wife of Jean-Michel Jarre.
Emmanuel Macron recalled that this party was taking place “In the moment a bit special” for the end of the pandemic, particularly thanking young people “Who have made a lot of effort”.
In the morning, he chaired a meeting with those responsible for the nightlife to announce that concerts with standing audiences will again be authorized in France from June 30 and discos will reopen as of July 9, after 15 months. closing.
In the afternoon, the Canadian star Justin Bieber was received at the Elysee Palace with his wife Hailey for a tour of the palace.