Los Angeles residents may need to prepare to say goodbye to music festivals after the recent deaths of two Hard Summer attendees this past weekend.
Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis announced a motion that would ban all major music festivals.
“I am deeply troubled by the fact that this is the third such death to happen in my district in the last year and a half — no one should have to lose their life while attending a public concert,” Solis said.
This is not the first time that the L.A. County has considered such repercussions. A 15-year-old died after a presumed drug overdose at Electric Daisy Carnival at the Los Angeles Coliseum, thus the festival’s decision to move to Las Vegas. As of right now, a vote has been passed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to “explore a possible temporary ban on major music festivals on county property” and “examine security and safety measures used at such festivals.”
Hopefully more security and precautions will keep festivalgoers out of harm’s way so that they can continue to have fun and enjoy these festivals.