Solidays

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Main stage of the 2013 edition

Solidays is a French annual music festival that takes place at the Longchamp Racecourse in Paris at the end of June. Organised by Solidarité sida (a French HIV/AIDS awareness group for youth), the event brings together more than 150 artists and 170 000 festival-goers for three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday); the proceeds from the festival are donated to organisations fighting against AIDS, especially for those focusing on the African continent.

The festival has been held since 1999; the performers involved in Solidays accept a reduced fee or appear for free as a sign of their solidarity.[1] The 2013 edition raised over 2 million euros;[2] the festival also features bungee jumping in addition to the music.[3]

Over the years, many French and foreign artists have appeared at Solidays, including DJ Snake, Bigflo & Oli, Kungs, Mac Miller, Vanessa Paradis, M83, Synapson, Paul Kalkbrenner, Bénabar, Madeon, Shaka Ponk, David Guetta, Kool & the Gang, Stromae, Louis Bertignac, Lily Allen, Louise Attaque, Grand Corps Malade, Earth, Wind & Fire and Diplo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ «Hé Solidays ! On va le tuer ce virus ?», Le Figaro (in French), 26/6/2011.
  2. ^ «Solidays 2013, record battu», Le Figaro (in French), 1/7/2013.
  3. ^ "Saut à l'élastique aux Solidays" (in French).

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