Kraftwerk Buenos Aires Concert May Be Cancelled Due To City's Elecronic Music Ban
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 13:37:40
Kraftwerk's upcoming concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina may be cancelled due to the city's ban on electronic music events. In April, the capital banned all electronic events after six people died at the Time Warp festival. The local government has said they will not approve permits for major electronic music festivals until a new law is introduced to prevent drug-related deaths at them.
The German electronic music pioneers are scheduled to play on November 23rd at Buenos Aires' Luna Park Stadium. Tickets were permitted to be sold to the event in July, however, the band has been refused a permit to hold the concert.
Argentine newspaper Clarin reports a city government representative told them, "After Time Warp, Judge Lisandro Fastman's court ruling prohibited all electronic music festivals. Because of that, and despite the fact that they presented their paperwork with the required 30 days notice, we cannot authorise the permit," and that the ban would apply to Kraftwerk because they "use synthesizers or samplers as their primary instrument."
Kraftwerk is currently set to play the Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City, which takes place November 19th and 20th, as well as a concert on November 26th in Santiago, Chile. The band is set to tour the U.K. and Ireland in June of 2017. They have no U.S. concerts scheduled at the moment. They wrapped up a nine-city tour in the States in September.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff