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Electronic Music Ban Cancels Buenos Aires Kraftwerk Show
Christian Eede , November 10th, 2016 16:16

Ban came into effect following the deaths of six people at an event earlier this year

Kraftwerk could be forced to cancel a show in Buenos Aires this month due to the city's ban on electronic music events, which has been in place since April following the suspected drug-related deaths of six people at the Time Warp Argentina event.

The ban affects the group because they use synthesisers and samplers as their primary instruments. As Resident Advisor points out, Argentine newspaper Clarín reports that the show's promoter had been given permission to sell tickets for the show from July but were awaiting a permit to actually hold the event which is due to take place on November 23. Two weeks ago, having sold 70% of tickets for the show, the promoters were denied a permit.

"After Time Warp, Judge Lisandro Fastman’s court ruling prohibited all electronic music festivals," a city government representative told the newspaper. "Because of that, and despite the fact that they presented their paperwork with the required 30 days notice, we cannot authorise the permit."

The promoter has tried to argue that the show does not fall under the restrictions of the ban on electronic music events due to all ages being allowed to attend as well as a number of other factors. It has now filed an appeal and hopes that the restriction can be overturned and that the event can go ahead somewhere within Buenos Aires.

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