The ban has been in place since April following drug overdoses at Timewarp, a prominent techno music festival since the 90’s.
After the multiple fatalities of five young people under 20, the City completely banned large concerts where synthesisers or samplers are the primary instrument.
Apparently the promoter had applied for a permit for the event way back in July. Yet only two weeks ago – when almost 70% of the tickets had already sold – the city notified them that the show could not go on.
Representatives of the City Government have justified their decision by saying “While Kraftwerk’s performance may not be a dance festival in the traditional sense, the ruling still applies because the band uses synthesisers or samplers as their primary instrument.”