The city’s number one techno destination will soon run around the clock.
Paris’s Concrete club has been awarded a 24-hour license by the local authorities, allowing it to stay open “as long as the public can dance.”
Located on the Port de la Rapée barge on the river Seine, Concrete opened in October 2011, and has since become the city’s top club for house and techno parties. Previously the club had to close at 7am.
Speaking to RA, venue booker Brice Coudert said that “a huge amount of work” went into gone into getting the license. “It first took us several years to be trusted as a reliable promoter, doing everything by the rules,” he said. “Then, for the past year, we’ve used other big European cities like Berlin or Amsterdam as examples to explain that Paris’s 7 AM limit was a real disadvantage.”
“This licence proves that our culture is getting accepted and understood in Paris,” he added.
Though the new hours start with this week’s Ilian Tape party on March 10, featuring the Zenker Brothers, Skee Mask and DjRUM, Concrete is also planning a new 28-hour party called Samedimanche. Running from 10pm on Saturday to 2am on Monday, the party will happen once or twice a month.
Other artists booked to play at Concrete over the next few months include Ben UFO, DJ Nobu, Prosumer, Efdemin and Boo Williams.