Kraftwerk Will Perform in Buenos Aires Despite Ban on Electronic Shows

The group will play Luna Park Stadium on November 23.

by Alexander Iadarola
Nov 14 2016, 6:09pm

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Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are set to perform in Buenos Aires on November 23, following the show's tentative cancellation last week because of the city's ban on electronic music festivals. Today, Argentinian publication La Viola reported that because of a successful appeal in local court, the concert at Luna Park Stadium will go on as planned.

Explaining the original cancellation of the show in an interview with local publication Clarín, a government official said that although the city's ban is on music festivals specifically, it applied to this one-off event because Kraftwerk "uses synthesizers or samplers as their primary instrument."

Prior to being notified that the show was banned, the show's promoters Move Concerts had sold 70 percent of the tickets; they had also applied for their permit to have the concert in July.

The ban was created earlier this year by city mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta after five people died at Time Warp's Buenos Aires festival in April.

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