Brest Mourns the Loss of Matthieu Guerre-Berthelot, Co-Founder of Astropolis Festival
The music world is in mourning as one of the co-founders of Astropolis Festival, Matthieu Guerre-Berthelot, passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2021. He was 45 years old.
“Matthieu was the personification of Astropolis Festival, with his passion and unwavering dedication towards the event,” said Yannick Delbot, the festival’s communications manager.
A Passion for Electronic Music
Guerre-Berthelot shared his passion for electronic music with a group of friends more than 20 years ago when they decided to organize a small rave party in a field outside of Brest. From that night, Astropolis Festival was born, and over the years, it grew into one of France’s largest electronic music events.
As the festival’s artistic director, Guerre-Berthelot was responsible for curating some of the most significant names in electronic music, including Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier, and Carl Cox. His expertise and passion elevated the festival’s reputation, making it a must-attend event for electronic music lovers worldwide.
A Celebration of Life
The unexpected loss of Guerre-Berthelot has left a void in the Astropolis Festival community, but his legacy will live on. On August 14, 2021, the festival held a celebration of life event in honor of Guerre-Berthelot, where they paid tribute to his immense contributions to the festival and the electronic music community.
Artists and fans gathered to share stories and memories of Matthieu, and live music performances were held in his honor.
Remembering a Legend
Matthieu Guerre-Berthelot’s passion and dedication to electronic music helped shape the French electronic music scene and put Astropolis Festival on the world map. His legacy will always be remembered by the thousands of fans who have attended the festival over the years, the countless artists he helped promote, and the friends and family who loved him.
“We will miss Matthieu’s spirit, his laughter and joy, his boundless energy and above all his love for electronic music. He will always be in our hearts,” said Delbot.
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Matthieu Guerre-Berthelot, the co-founder of Astropolis Festival, passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2021. As the festival’s artistic director, Guerre-Berthelot helped shape the French electronic music scene and elevated the festival’s reputation to an international level. On August 14, 2021, the festival held a celebration of life event in his honor, where artists, fans, and friends paid tribute to his immense contributions to the electronic music community.