Prefectures ban rave parties this weekend in Brittany and Loire-Atlantique

Two weeks after the illegal rave party organized in Pluguffan, the authorities anticipate and issue orders to prevent new gatherings of partygoers.


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An illegal rave party was held on March 30, 2024 in Pluguffan.  (FRED TANNEAU / AFP)

All prefectures in Brittany have banned rave parties in the region this weekend, reports France Bleu Breizh Izel, Friday April 12.

These bans come two weeks after the rave party which brought together more than 8,000 people in Pluguffan (Finistère) on the airport tarmac, near Quimper. The police had issued more than 12,000 tickets.

Demonstrations against these bans

The authorities fear that some festive gatherings of a musical nature will appear. Consequently, the prefects of Finistère, Côtes-d’Armor, Morbihan and Ille-et-Vilaine issued decrees on Thursday and Friday which prohibit these gatherings until Monday, April 15.

The prefectures point out the “risks in terms of public order and health matters that this type of grouping represents”. The prefects of these departments therefore also prohibit “the circulation of any vehicle transporting sound equipment (“sound system”) to an unauthorized festive gathering of a musical nature, on all road networks”.

Demonstrations against “repression of rave parties” are organized throughout France this weekend. The Loire-Atlantique prefecture has also banned these gatherings until April 15.

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