Buenos Aires Lifts Ban on Kraftwerk Concert: Report

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Kraftwerk perform at Fondation Louis Vuitton on Nov. 6, 2014 in Paris, France. 

Just last week, the Buenos Aires government wasn't feeling one event organizer's electronic music vibes, but a new resolution says organizers and city officials have found a way to Kraftwerk it out.

According to Brazilian publication Clarin, the German electronic music pioneers were scheduled for a concert in the public Luna Park Stadium on Nov. 23. Organizers applied and were approved for permits in July, but were recently told the concert could not be held as planned due to a since-effective ban on electronic music festivals following the fatal drug overdoses of attendees at April's Time Warp Festival.

Organizers reasoned with city officials that a Kraftwerk concert, legendary and rare as it is, is quite far from the usual dance music festival environment. They went so far as to ban the sale of alcohol on the premises, and finally, officials have come around. The concert will be allowed to go on as planned.

Mark another victory on the side of electronic music, which has recently come under fire in cities far and wide from Chicago to Berlin, London and Sydney.


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