August 7, 2020

Paris raves draw crowds as virus shutters nightclubs

Paris (AFP) – Unauthorised rave parties, long a fringe pastime with a hardcore techno following, have found a new fan base among young people in Paris denied a dance floor by the coronavirus outbreak.Licensed nightclubs have been closed in France since March under measures to contain the epidemic, prompting DJs, who claim their sector risks “extinction”, to launch an urgent appeal to the government last month for the authorisation of “emergency party areas”.In the meantime, “free parties” have sprung up around the capital, drawing new followers in young people unfamiliar with the underground t…


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