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Paris bar owners boycott annual music festival

media Musicians perform during the fête de la musique in Nantes in 2011 AFP

Disgruntled Paris bar owners were to boycott France’s annual day of music in the streets, the Fête de la Musique, on Saturday.

The festival, which always takes place on the summer solstice, started in France and has spread to many countries in Europe.

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It provides a chance for amateur and professional musicians to play in bars, concert halls and on the streets.

But this year a few dozen bars and restaurants in Paris have opted to boycott the event in protest at measures to limit noise and disruption for residents by night-time revellers.

The boycott was launched by the Mayor of the Night, Clément Léon, who was elected by entertainment-oriented businesses.

About 40 venues, mainly in the east of Paris, were to close and around 30 others were to refuse to have music, live or otherwise, he said.
 

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