Kraftwerk Concert May Be Cancelled Because Of Buenos Aires’ Electronic Music Festival Ban

performs during the Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, Autobahn (1974) at The Museum of Modern Art on April 10, 2012 in New York City.

Kraftwerk Concert May Be Cancelled Because Of Buenos Aires’ Electronic Music Festival Ban

performs during the Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, Autobahn (1974) at The Museum of Modern Art on April 10, 2012 in New York City.

Earlier this year, Buenos Aires put a ban on electronic music shows (more specifically, concerts that use “synthesizers or samplers as their primary instrument”) after five people died from drug overdoses at a festival in the city. Now, as Resident Advisor and Pitchfork point out, a Kraftwerk concert scheduled for later this month may be cancelled or have to be moved outside of the city after the organizers were denied a permit. Speaking to local newspaper Clarín, organizers Promoters Move Concerts said that they had received permission to start selling tickets and had already sold 70% of them when they were notified they could not put on the show. They’re currently exploring alternatives.

The show was meant to take place at Luna Park on 11/23.

UPDATE: Clarín now reports that Kraftwerk will be allowed to play after all.

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