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Mexican authorities ban all electronic music festivals in Playa Del Carmen after BPM Festival shootings

“We’re asking for these events to go away”...

Following yesterday’s news that The BPM Festival will not be held in Playa del Carmen again following the tragic shootings at the event earlier this week, local Mayor Cristina Torres Gómez has clarified that no electronic music festivals will be allowed to take place there.

Speaking at a press conference after a meeting with the Business Coordinating Council of the Riviera Maya, Gómez said, "We want these types of events to go. We won't allow one more.”

She reportedly confirmed that this year’s The BPM Festival would be the last in Playa del Carmen, whilst also revealing that Arena Festival will not take place next month. 

Speaking to El Universal after the meeting, Maria Helena Mata Pineda, president of the Business Coordinating Council in the Riviera Maya added,“We’re asking for these kinds of events to go away. Don’t let in anymore.

“We don’t want BPM here anymore, or any other similar event. We don’t want it and we thank the authorities who are listening.”

You can also keep up to date with events following the shootings at The BPM Festival on our live blog.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.