What do you do when you are planning the 25th anniversary of your festival and talks with the local government break down? Well if you are Teknival you say screw it and throw the festival anyway!
Instead of trying to find a new venue or negotiate new terms, the French techno festival has embraced the idea of the underground event. But in broad daylight. With the event starting May 1st, all the festival’s promoters are still setting up for a full scale festival. They even created a poster with the phrase “Government Say No! But Tekno Say Tekno”, complete with a character flipping off the cops.
Teknival is set to begin in Marigny, Marne and expected to draw roughly 60,000 attendees, even as an illegal event. It will be interesting to see how long the event runs before authorities shut it down. You can see the full festival poster blow and see how a French techno festival deals with people in power.