The fairgrounds of the Saint-Michel festival in Toulouse have announced the cancellation of the supposed festivities in 2022. They have not managed to agree with the Town Hall on a place for the organizers.
The Saint-Michel festival has been permanently removed from the calendar of festivities for the year 2022 in Toulouse. The showmen have announced the cancellation of the event on their social networks in the afternoon of Wednesday September 28: “Thanks to Jean-Luc Moudenc for eliminating this party in the city center which until then made everyone happy. »
The Town Hall of Toulouse and the fairgrounds of the Saint-Michel festival therefore failed to agree on a venue that could host the festivities. About twenty sites were then selected. Ten were proposed by the Fairground Federation. But neither found favor in the eyes of both parties.
Disagreement between the Town Hall of Toulouse and the fairgrounds
The conflict erupted in broad daylight on August 22 when the Fédération des forains de France announced filing a protest notice in the Pink City. The Town Hall then announced the possibility of organizing the Saint-Michel festival on the island of Ramier, but the ground would not be ready for September 23, when the festivities should have started.
The showmen finally put their threats into execution by organizing snail operations in Toulouse. This triggered the anger of the mayor of Toulouse Jean-Luc Moudenc as shown by a letter shared Thursday, September 15 by the communication service of the municipality. “Obviously, you prefer to force through (…). All this constitutes a way of acting of nature to prevent the creation of a climate of trust between us, ”writes the city councilor.
One year to organize the Saint-Michel festival in Toulouse in 2023
The tension was at its height, but the two parties have reached an agreement to organize a last chance meeting Saturday September 24. But she gave nothing. The Town Hall of Toulouse and the fairgrounds of the Saint-Michel festival are now one in agreement for the 2023 edition.
For forty years, the festivities took place in downtown Toulouse. They were then moved to the Zénith parking lot. What the municipality now refuses. She puts forward two reasons to justify her decision: “the urban renewal program of the Cartoucherie” and “the nuisances, especially noise, suffered and deplored by the residents”.