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Russian techno DJ Nina Kraviz to play a show up the Eiffel Tower

Renowned Russian DJ Nina Kraviz is set to perform on the first floor on the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday (15 October), heading an all-female line-up at a one-off event hosted by the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel.

Russian techno DJ Nina Kravitz.  Image by Getty

Joined on the bill by Molly, the resident DJ at Paris’ Rex Club, the show is the latest live performance produced by Cercle, a company that aims to host DJ shows and live gigs in spectacular venues.

Only 500 tickets will be available at €30 each and the over-18s-only concert is expected to sell out almost instantly. Those hoping to attend should register through the Cercle website but don’t fret if you don’t manage to nab a ticket – the performance will be streamed live on the Tour Eiffel Facebook page from 4.30-9pm.

The Eiffel Tower In Paris. Image: Seng Chye Teo/Getty Images

This isn’t the first time that famous venues have been taken over by world-famous DJs. Maceo Plex has played a four-hour set at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam where Rembrandt’s 1642 masterpiece The Night Watch hangs and Solomun performed at the Théâtre Antique d’Orange in southeastern France.

As well as welcoming 6.2 million visitors in 2017, the Eiffel Tower is also branching out with the number of events that it hosts. In recent months it has installed a temporary zip line and allowed football fans to stay over for the night.

From October, the famed landmark is set to get a fresh lick of paint. The restoration project is expected to take around three years and may result in the 324-metre tall tower being painted a completely different colour.

Speaking about the renovation, the team behind the work told the French media: ‘We will rediscover and revive these old colours like we do when we restore an old painting. This will give some food for thought as to whether to add nuances or not to the current hue.’