planned this weekend in Biarritz, the Elrow event is canceled

Nine thousand people were expected this weekend to participate in this extraordinary event. But, in view of the health context, the city of Biarritz has just announced that it has requested, “with regret”, the cancellation of this festival.

The event was eagerly awaited, it will not take place. Three days before the launch, the city of Biarritz announced that it had requested “with regret” the cancellation of the event, which had “been authorized last September, in a health context favorable to its organization”.
The mayor of Biarritz, Maider Arosteguy, contacted the prefect on Monday about this.

Faced with the worsening health crisis, with this event which will bring together several thousand people, and despite the efforts made by the organizers, it is everyone’s responsibility to protect our young people and the health of all.

City of Biarritz


A big blow for the organizers. The 9,000 places were sold in less than an hour. For their first edition in Biarritz, the electronic music festival, Elrow was sold out. “It’s a mix of Cirque du Soleil and Burning Man”, promised its organizer.

The event was to be held this weekend under the 5 000 m2 of the hallIraty and the program promised to be busy. “There will be five international DJs per day and around fifty artists: waders, giant puppets, acrobats …, Yannick explained again this week Alzin, president of the Evana association in charge of the organization which wished to donate part of the proceeds to the association Isla Red which helps Malagasy children.

The organization had however taken the greatest precautions in the face of Covid-19 and did not want to tolerate any relaxation. “On urged those vaccinated to get tested anyway. The health pass will be drastically controlled, in particular the identity of people. So those who thought they were coming with the boyfriend’s or grandma’s pass will not be able to return ”, explained the president of Evana.

Strict rules that should also apply after passing the entrance to the festival. “The mask is compulsory everywhere, except for eating or drinking. If a person does respect no rules, she will be kindly brought back to the exit ”, Yannick continued Alzin who wanted to be an example for “the culture sector”.
Strict measures, but which are still insufficient in view of the health situation: the incidence rate on the Basque coast is currently 595 positive cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants.

J. Chapman and L. de Casanove


planned weekend Biarritz Elrow event canceled

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