The Delta Festival is scheduled from June 29 to July 3 on the Prado beaches where more than 200 artists are expected for the occasion.
D-1 for the Delta Festival in Marseille. This Tuesday, a dozen local residents were invited to a preview visit of the facilities on the Prado beaches, whether it was the different scenes for the villages set up (animation, environment, etc.).
By organizing this meeting, the organizers of the Delta Festival wanted to learn from previous editions and above all to avoid numerous complaints due to noise pollution. Accompanied by the borough mayor, local residents were able to ask many questions, particularly about the sound installations.
Direct the sound towards the sea
The final balances for the sound of the main stage were also refined on Tuesday by the technicians. The objective is to direct the sound towards the sea to limit nuisances.
“We will have control systems in the inhabitants who could send information to the management. If frequencies were to cause problems, we could react in real time”, explains Hervé Benazet, technician, at the microphone of BFM Marseille Provence.
A device that should reassure Pierre Benarroche, mayor of the 6th and 8th arrondissements of Marseille. The latter affirms it to BFM Marseille Provence: “What matters most to me is that we manage to control what is happening on the coast.”
“Today, it is extremely important to be concerned about the tranquility of the inhabitants and in particular in terms of noise pollution to prevent the festival from not only being on the seaside park but also in the houses”, he continues.
150,000 festival-goers expected
In all, five musical stages have been installed on the Prado beaches – each representing a different continent with its own musical style. Because with this “World Edition”, the Delta Festival intends to take festival-goers on a journey as with the Amazonia 360° stage, to plunge them into the heart of the Amazon forest.
A total of 250 artists will perform over the five days of the festival: PNL, Sean Paul, The Avener, the Gipsy Kings, Bianca Costa, Romeo Elvis, Bigflo & Oli, Carl Cox, Bon Entendeur, Rilès, Kungs and Poupie, to recite nobody else but them.
150,000 people are expected for the entire festival, with a peak of 30,000 people on Friday and Saturday (against 22,000 Thursday then 25,000 Wednesday and Sunday). A lot of tickets are sold out at the last minute and the box office is always open on the festival website.