The Parisian boat party will now be able to open at night after receiving the go-ahead from local authorities.
Parisian party Concrete has been given a club licence by local authorities, meaning it can now stay open through the night.
The restrictions, which meant the docked boat venue could only open during the daytime, had certainly done the party's reputation no harm: since launching in 2011, buzz about Concrete has spread throughout Europe, and it's now one of the continent's most respected and well-curated afterhours events.
The first Concrete club night will be held on Friday, January 17th, with Raresh and Praslea (AKA Praslesh), Cabanne and Ben Vedren on the bill. A second bash will take place on Friday, January 31st. That one will be a Mona party with Prosumer, Murat Tepeli and Mona resident Nick V. From then on, the party schedule will follow a two-week cycle: on the first week there will be Friday and Saturday night events, while the second week will be reserved for daylong Sunday events.
"One of our ambitions is to continue to change the Parisian mentality and encourage people to arrive earlier at the party," says Brice Coudert, one of Concrete's founders. Friday events will begin at 8 PM, and Saturday events at 6 PM, with both nights running through until 7 AM. Entrance will be free before 10 PM on both nights.