Huge weekend rave at ex-NATO base in N France

29th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

MARIGNY-LE-GRAND, France, April 29 (AFP) - Some 100,000 techno music fans are expected to flock to a former NATO base in the countryside of northern France over the weekend for the three-day Teknival rave, officials said Friday.

MARIGNY-LE-GRAND, France, April 29 (AFP) - Some 100,000 techno music fans are expected to flock to a former NATO base in the countryside of northern France over the weekend for the three-day Teknival rave, officials said Friday.  

Organizers chose to return to Marigny-le-Grand, where the country's first legal large-scale rave was held two years ago, for the 2005 event.   

Six first aid stations and one emergency care post were to be set up on the 320-hectare (790-acre) site, officials said. Fifty hectares have been declared off-limits to protect the area's fragile environment.  

A team of 700 police and 50 firefighters will provide security for the techno music extravaganza, at a cost of EUR 200,000 (USD 260,000) - part of which could be covered by donations made by the ravers themselves.  

To appease associations worried about noise pollution and to prompt ravers to clean up the site, organizers plan to switch off the speakers for a few hours each day.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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