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Tonight Alain Navarro, the creator of the Pause Guitare festival, took stock of the 2022 edition. If the number of spectators is not quite up to it, he is underlining the newfound happiness of the festival-goers.

While outside, the metal bands make an overwhelming sound, it’s time for the creator of Pause Guitare, Alain Navarro, to take stock of this 2022 edition.
“We brought some life after 3 years of absence. We have seen it. The audience was thrilled to be able to come out, finally share a moment of music with exceptional artists. It is already huge. It is the best edition of the sentiment. We fixed the brains, ”she smiles. “I have never known so much happiness. And we were going far. We didn’t know where we were going for this 2022 edition. It just wasn’t going to be easy. We must not forget that in 2021 we were treated as collaborators, because we asked for the health pass. But hey, we won our bet with a happy lineup, with no international artists. “
This is the first time that Pause Guitare offers 5 themed evenings on its Pratgraussals website. “It was the year or never. I don’t regret anything. However, the Saturday (electro) and Sunday (metal) nights were not up to par in terms of attendance.

52,000 paid registrations

“That’s true. We wanted to test. The audience didn’t respond. We lack recognition for this style of music. The audience didn’t validate this kind of night. We’ll deal with the aftermath. We had a target of 57,000 spectators. We make 52,000. The deficit. for the festival it is 250,000 euros for a budget of 6 million. It is not even catastrophic “. Alain Navarro looks behind. “Since going to Hellfest, I’ve always dreamed of having a metal party here in Albi. It’s done. The director presses on the success of the Off. “It is the best participation since its creation. And then there are all these young talents that we support with the Magyd Cherfi prize. It is in our DNA to do this. Unlike the market parties, the money earned does not go into the pockets of the shareholders, but in aid to young artists and the programming of all these free concerts, which allow all those people who do not have the money to come to Pratgraussals, to spend good evenings. “

Projects for the future

For next year, the Pause Festival will return to 4 evenings. “We will definitely go back to a more classic programming scheme”. And for the following years? “Everyone knows that we have been waiting for years for the construction of the pedestrian bridge, to finally offer a real connection between the concerts in the city center (ed, why not go back to Place Sainte-Cecile) and Pratgraussals. We hope that this will happen as soon as possible. “Another idea has germinated in Alain Navarro’s head. We will therefore have to go to the Albi circuit.” The near future When you know Alain Navarro’s pugnacity in the constant development of his child, you can be confident.

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