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

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

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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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