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Kraftwerk in Buenos Aires to go ahead

Judge Lisandro Fastman has ruled in favour of Move Concerts, clarifying that his city-wide electronic music ban applies only to festivals

By Jon Chapple on 14 Nov 2016

Kraftwerk, Kiev, 2008, Andriy Makukha

Kratwerk play in Kiev in 2008

image © Andriy Makukha

Kraftwerk’s 23 November show in Buenos Aires will go ahead as planned after a judge ruled in favour of promoter Move Concerts.

Lisandro Fastman clarified that the ban on shows where “synthesisers or samplers are the primary instrument”, introduced in April after five people died at the Time Warp EDM festival, applies only to “festivals, and not indoor concerts, such as Kraftwerk”, a Move spokesman tells IQ, while the Kraftwerk concert is classed as “a normal recital”.

“The judge clarified his ruling was only meant for festivals, and not indoor concerts, such as Kraftwerk”

The city last week said the show would not be allowed to go ahead as Fastman “banned all electronic music festivals”, despite the fact the concert is being held in the indoor Luna Park arena.

Move says it hopes to resume sales for the event – which is roughly 70% sold out – this week.


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