The BPM Festival in Brazil has been postponed indefinitely, after a shooting occurred during the closing parties of main festival edition in playa del carmen, Mexico.
Early on today, the festival promoters used the festival’s official Facebook page to announce the unfortunate news. The announcement comes after a month since the incident at Play del Carmen and the local Mayor said that events with similar to the BPM festival are no longer welcome, it has been speculated in major news outlets that the shooting was related with a conflict between drug cartels and the festival.
BPM Festival Brazil, which was intended as a celebration of the brand’s tenth anniversary, was scheduled to take place from April 28th to May 1st in the beach resort towns of Itajaí and Balneário Camboriú.
“For now, we will be postponing our plans for The BPM Festival in Brazil until further notice,” the statement reads. “Our hearts are broken by the loss of six wonderful lives that were cruelly cut short. We will not forget them as we struggle to come to grips that such a tragedy could have occurred at an event that is the very embodiment of positivity and shared love of music in the global dance community.” … more can be read in the official statement below.
The BPM Festival also announced an European edition, which will be held in Portugal in September this is still to go ahead, however details of the festival are still a closely guarded secret.