A planned Kraftwerk concert in Buenos Aires will go ahead despite a ban on electronic music concerts in the city.
The German electronica pioneers gig on 23 November (16) in the Argentine capital's Luna Park Stadium was threatened with cancellation due to the city's mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta banning electronic music festivals after six people died at an event in April (16).
Initially city authorities had classed Kraftwerk's concert alongside the banned events despite alcohol not being sold in the venue.
However, after talks with Buenos Aires city authorities, concert promoters Move Concerts have announced the show will go ahead as planned.
A statement from Move read, "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."
Argentinian newspaper Clarin reports that city officials accepted the promoters' argument that Kraftwerk's concert was not a major electronica party, as it would attract a more mature audience.
Initially Move Concerts executives were refused a license to hold the concert, due to Kraftwerk's use of synthesizers and electronic equipment, which were covered by the mayor's ban.