Kraftwerk’s gig in Buenos Aires will go ahead after all

It was reported last week that the gig had been prohibited due to the Argentinian capital's ban of electronic music events.

Kraftwerk‘s upcoming gig in Buenos Aires will go ahead despite the city’s ban on electronic music events.

In April, the Argentinian capital ruled to ban all electronic events after six people died at Time Warp Festival.

The local government said they would no longer approve permits for major electronic music festivals until a new law is introduced to prevent drug-related deaths at music events.

The German electronic music pioneers are scheduled to play at Buenos Aires’ Luna Park Stadium on November 23. However, it was reported on Thursday (November 10) that the show could be facing cancellation. The city’s electronic music ban was said to apply to Kraftwerk because the band “use synthesizers or samplers as their primary instrument”.

However, promoters Move Concerts have now confirmed that they have worked with local authorities to ensure that the gig can definitely go ahead.


They said in a statement: “Move Concerts wishes to inform that due to the positive resolutions from this past Friday and thanks to the joint effort of the Buenos Aires Government and the Buenos Aires Justice, it is now officially confirmed that Kraftwerk will perform at the Luna Park Stadium (theater) this November 23rd.”

They added: “Starting today the final tickets available are available through Ticketportal for the 3-D Kraftwerk concert in Argentina, next November 23rd at the Luna Park Stadium.”

Kraftwerk are set to tour the UK in 2017. They have also been nominated for next year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.