PARIS – The courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country’s Music Day.
The Elysee Palace hosted an unprecedented electronic music show on Thursday that 1,500 people who registered on the presidency’s website got to attend for free.
Guests could enjoy food and alcohol-free beer while listening to five French acts. They included electro artists Kavinsky and Busy P, who are regarded as global ambassadors of the house music genre known as French Touch.
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, made a brief appearance to shake hands with spectators.
Since its first edition in 1982, the Music Day Festival has evolved into an evening of outdoor concerts at cultural sites and on street corners across France.