France’s Palace of Versailles Will Host Its First Rave This Summer


Once the site of debaucheries carried out by various King Louises and their royal courts, the Palace of Versailles is set to open its doors to the public this summer to host its very first electronic music night. In short, yes, there will be a rave in Marie Antoinette’s old stomping grounds. What, you thought the French people were going to carry out multiple revolutions and not eventually party in their former despot’s fancy palaces?

Dubbed Versailles Electro, the June 8 party will be held in the outdoor Château’s Terraces area of the palace, right outside of the famed Hall of Mirrors, and you won’t need noble money to attend. Tickets start at just €22 (or just under $25 in American money), though you can purchase upgrades. A €60 ticket gets you a free glass of Champagne, access to the VIP section, and, less glamorous but nonetheless practical, free parking. A €160 ticket gets you two glasses of champagne, access to a buffet, and an invitation to a presumably even more VI VIP section.

Headlining the event will be Busy P, and if you’re not sure who that is, well, the official website of the Palace is here to absolutely drag you (“You must hate electronic music, have no access to the internet, or else live in a cave!” reads the event page). Also known by his civil name Pedro Winter, Busy P managed Daft Punk for a number of years before seizing on the late-’00s blog house moment and starting Ed Banger records, which brought the world acts like Justice, Feadz, and Riton. The rest of the bill is made up of other Ed Banger artists, including So Me, Myd, and Breakbot x Irfane.


From W Magazine

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