New volume restrictions are being imposed on clubs and festivals in France which led to reaction of most notable act and clubs.
According to RA, government of Emmanuel Macron issued a public health decree on August 7th that aims to reduce hearing damage in the French population by lowering the maximum volume permitted at clubs and festivals from 105 to 102 decibels.
Bass frequencies in particular are being curtailed. Signage warning of the risks of hearing damage and free earplugs will be mandatory, and venues must also create a quiet zone of less than 80 decibels for patrons to rest their ears. The restrictions apply for venues with a capacity greater than 300 people and will come into effect next year.
Laurent Garnier, Jeff Mills, Rex Club, Antigone, Cabanne, Concrete, Voiski and more have signed an open letter protesting the new rules. We will soon see the outcome of this all.