KRAFTWERK SHOW IN ARGENTINA REFUSED PERMIT DUE TO ELECTRONIC MUSIC BAN
Band's use of synths and samplers works against them...
An upcoming Kraftwerk show in Buenos Aires may be cancelled due to a ban on electronic music festivals, which the city enforced following that death of six people at Time Warp festival back in April.
Although promoters, Move Concerts were given permission to start selling tickets in July (and have already flogged 70 percent) for the 23rd November event at Luna Park Stadium, the permits needed to hold the gig have been denied, reports Argentinian paper Clarín.
Speaking to the outlet, a city official said: “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 authorize the permit.”
Although the Kraftwerk show was only set to be a maximum of two hours long, open to all ages and sell soft drinks, the band has been classified under the band due to their use of "synthesizers or samplers as their primary instrument." Move Concerts have filed an appeal against the permit refusal.