In response to the deaths of five young festivalgoers attending Time Warp music festival in Argentina, Buenos Aires has declared it will no longer permit large-scale music festivals to take place within its city limits.
Though Time Warp has been a wildly profitable endeavor for its home country of Germany, this was far from the case in Argentina. Though still raking in massive money for the Buenos Aires economy, there were a shocking number of hospitalized illnesses, as well as several untimely deaths, this year from drug overdoses at the massive techno festival. This was Argentina’s third year hosting Time Warp.
Time Warp Argentina released this statement on their home page:
“We are dismayed and deeply saddened by the death of five young people at Time Warp Buenos Aires. Our thoughts are with the relatives of the deceased and the five visitors who are still under medical treatment. We pray for their quick recovery.
The German Time Warp companies, ‘Planwerk Events GmbH & Co KG’ and ‘cosmopop GmbH,’ were not in any way involved in the local organization and planning of the festival. We are listening to your complaints. At the moment we are trying to get a clear picture.
The organizer of the event will refund the money for the second day, corresponding to the value of your ticket. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your refund.
We will keep you updated.”