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CANCELLED: Bob Sinclar's DJ Set from the Top of the Arc de Triomphe

The emblematic French DJ-producer Bob Sinclar will be live from the top of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Monday, May 4th at 20:02 CEST (2:02pm EDT) for an exceptional DJ set, after the daily round of applause for essential workers and caregivers.

Since the beginning of the quarantine, the world-renowned DJ Bob Sinclar has been reviving disco and funk through daily remix sessions published on his YouTube and Instagram.

The concert, which aims to raise funds for three associations (Médecins sans Frontières, the Fondation de France and the One O One Endowment Fund) in the fight against Covid-19, will be held without an audience and "in compliance with the rules of containment, safety and social distancing."

The performance will be organized and broadcast by Cercle, a livestream media service specializing in the production and broadcasting of electro concerts in unusual locations, in partnership with the Centre des monuments nationaux and iRaiser, a platform specializing in online fundraising. The performance will be broadcast live on Fun Radio and 6play and available for viewing the following day (Tuesday May 5th at 10am CEST) on the W9 television channel. 

"It's going to be a very epic set. My music is danceable, so I'm not used to doing epic things (...) But I think this music set will be very cinematic, visually interesting with the use of drones and lights. It will be mostly a performance that will tell my musical story." Bob Sinclar in Le Figaro on April 30th, 2020.

Through this performance, the organizers also hope to rally artists, labels, venues, and producers from the global music scene to the "Music Against Covid" movement, and to take advantage of this group mobilization in their future live performances to raise as much money as possible.

The Arc de Triomphe was chosen as the location because it was supposed to be the site of a spectacular project: the artist Christo wanted to "wrap" the Arc de Triomphe from September 19 to October 4, 2020. This project was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, the work will be installed from September 18 to October 3, 2021, under the title "L'Arc de Triomphe empaqué (Project for Paris, Place de l'Étoile-Charles de Gaulle)". It will echo a major temporary exhibition at the Centre Pompidou by Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, that will be on show as soon as the Centre Pompidou reopens.

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