The performance of the Franco-American electronic music artist Marc Rebillet at the Touquet Music Beach Festival on Saturday August 27 did not go unnoticed. Scheduled at 8 p.m., Marc Rebillet insulted the President of the Republic during an improvisation from 8:40 p.m., where he sang “Macron asshole” and “Let Macron out!” in front of a large audience. A provocation with an even louder sound as President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were seen walking the corridors and the VIP area of this electronic music festival at night.
Videos of the concert have since been shared on social media and show Marc Rebillet in boxer shorts insulting the French president, but once he told his audience that “The festival is not happy”, then where he feigned excuse by speaking “I love Macron. I love you. I want to suck your dick Macron”. The artist then reported that the sound was broken (“they cut me” in English) and the intervention of a woman in a jacket, on the edge of the stage, who makes a sign to him to stop by imitating a cross. “It’s over? No politics? He’s not happy”, Marc Rebillet continued before uttering more swear words (“I want to suck his little big cock. If you can’t say that [ici], so where can you say it? Damn, say it wherever you want!”) and continue his performance.
An enthralled audience
Marc Rebillet’s “performance” received mixed reception. If the images of the concert seem to show an entertaining public, other testimonies, such as the mayor of Le Touquet, Daniel Fasquelle, do not agree with the show. The organizer, France Leduc, expressed his anger to the voice of the Northwhich estimates that the performer has “held hostage” the festival.
Sunday, one day after his concert, Marc Rebellet published a series of ephemeral videos on his Instagram account, where he is followed by more than 1.7 million subscribers, and where he attacks the direction of the festival. After returning his performance, the artist stated that “The festival is not very happy as I say [les insultes, ndlr]. They silenced my voice or tried to. They returned it. And then the president of the festival threw a whole glass at my manager, in the middle of my set, on the edge of the stage, and now they want me to return their money for a show that I did in full. Because they don’t like what I say. This is the craziest thing! Do not work with Touquet Music Festival. They are flirting. You can’t do bad deals like this on the sly and no [m’]talk.”
When he thanked the employees and technicians of the festival, he did not mince his words against his organizers: “I just want you to know how unusual this kind of business practice is in this industry. When an artist has finished his entire set, as planned and we’re here to ask you for a refund . […] I’ve never heard of that.”
“People come to see Justice, Kavinsky, and we only talk about him”
Did the festival refuse to pay Marc Rebillet his extras? Contacted by CheckNewsFrance Leduc confirmed that he asked the musician for a full refund of the payment “which has already paid him 100% upstream of his service”, because he considered it a “deliberate act”. “He swore insults, damaged the image of the festival, I received messages from people who were very shocked. We are a festival with a very good image. People come with families. This is an unacceptable situation for the public, leading to the festival, the president and even the artists. I’m not going to pay a guy to come and spew nonsense. We are not insulting the President.”
Frustrated by the controversy, he regretted the artist’s performance, which he discovered during his imprisonment. “I worked like crazy, and the guy shot my party. The people are came to see the Justice, Kavinskyand he is the only one we are talking about. I did not know that he was an agitator. They didn’t buy tickets to hear such nonsense. Accused of being a friend of Brigitte Macron by Internet users who welcomed the challenge of Marc Rebillet, in the name of freedom of expression and their own opposition to Emmanuel Macron’s policy, the organizer denied being close to the presidential couple. .
Regarding the presence of Macron during the insults, France Leduc ensured that the President and his wife were not there. Journalists from the voice of the North and France Bleu also indicated that the presidential couple arrived later.