Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, takes note of the fact that Bertrand Cantat will not be performing at the Festival'Avignon, understanding the emotion of an unwelcome participation.

Frédéric Mitterrand wants to assure the Trintignant family of his
sentiments of deep solidarity.
The Minister wishes to clarify that he is not consulted on the
programming of the festival to allow their design freedoms
programmers according to an ethical rule that is the basis
even of cultural policy.